York County Envirothon

Cooperative Environmental Education Programming

What is the Envirothon?
It’s the largest environmental education competition in the nation!

FUN FACT: York County is one of the few places throughout North America to offer the Envirothon beginning in the third grade.

Why participate in the Envirothon?
Because the Envirothon works! (…and it’s FUN!)

  • Students have fun while learning teambuilding, sportsmanship, stewardship, and independent research skills.
  • Many students pursue degrees and careers in conservation, agriculture, and environmental sciences.

How does the Envirothon happen?
It takes a village to run the Envirothon!

  • York County Conservation District coordinates the Envirothon with cooperating agencies.
  • Community sponsors & fundraising events provide financial support.
  • Volunteers prepare study materials, teach students, and assist with event logistics.

How many students participate in the Envirothon?
Nearly 1,000 York County students participate in the Envirothon each year!

  • Almost every school district in York County participates.
  • Home-school associations and local charter schools participate.

What do students study?
Conservation District creates a curriculum of study resources on our website each fall.

  • Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and a new environmental Current Issue each year. All resources meet our state or national science standards.
  • Many schools use these age-appropriate study resources to add new educational materials to their current classrooms or libraries.

Is the Envirothon competitive?
Competition intensifies as students advance through grade levels.

  • Lower grade events introduce students to the basic concepts of the Envirothon.
  • Students participate on school teams, studying the resources throughout the year.
  • Students earn T-shirts, collector medallions, ribbons, and trophies at county competitions.
  • Winning county Senior High team represents their county at the PA State Envirothon in May.
  • The team that wins the PA State Envirothon competition represents Pennsylvania at the North American Envirothon with awards and scholarship money on the line.

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Envirothon

2022 Envirothon Competition Dates

Senior High EnvirothonApril 26, 2022

Middle School EnvirothonMay 3, 2022

5th & 6th Grade EnvirothonMay 4, 2022

3rd & 4th Grade EnvirothonMay 10, 2022

School Registration Form

Please out the form below to register your school for the York County Envirothon.

If you are registering for multiple grade levels, please fill out the form once for each grade level.

This form is your "intent to participate" and puts you in our 2021 database.

Unsure if you are competing this year? We encourage you to register your school anyway to stay informed. You will not register your actual teams until early March.

Prefer paper forms?
Download, complete, and submit the print version of the school registration forms below:

3rd & 4th Grade School Registration – Download Print Version
5th-8th Grade School Registration – Download Print Version
Senior High School Registration – Download Print Version

Envirothon Sponsorship

Our 2022 Sponsorship Drive is underway.

Become a sponsor today!

Bald Eagle Platinum Level – $5000

  • 4 tickets to Annual Awards Picnic
  • Recognition in our newsletter, press releases, social media, & website
  • Logo on Envirothon t-shirt*

American Chestnut Gold Level – $2500

  • 4 tickets to Annual Awards Picnic
  • Recognition in our newsletter, press releases, social media, & website
  • Logo on Envirothon t-shirt*

Elk Silver Level – $1000

  • Recognition in our newsletter, press releases, social media, & website
  • Logo on Envirothon t-shirt*

Brook Trout Bronze Level – $500

  • Recognition in our newsletter, press releases, social media, & website
  • Logo on Envirothon t-shirt*

Mountain Laurel Patron – $250

  • Recognition in our newsletter, press releases, social media, & website

Fill out the form below and we will contact you soon to process your sponsorship.

Sponsor Form – Download Print Version

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