The Central New
York Regional Envirothon is sponsored by the Cayuga,
Chenango, Madison, Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation
Districts. The Envirothon is a two day competition designed
to test students' knowledge of the environment in five areas;
aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental
issue. Students from all four counties compete to win prizes,
scholarship money and the opportunity to attend the New York
State Envirothon held in May of each year.
2013 competition will be taking place at the Friends of Rogers
Environmental Education Center in
Sherburne, New York
on April 24th and 25th.
THE 2012 CENTRAL NEW YORK ENVIROTHON
CHENANGO COUNTY'S FIRST
PLACE TEAM: Greene Grizzlies
GREENE High School
The 2012 CNY Regional Envirothon was held on April 25th and 26th
at the Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne, New
York. . The students were tested in the five environmental categories
and had the opportunity to present a solution to this year's oral
presentation scenario entitled, "Low Impact Development"
to several guest judges. The event was a huge success and fourteams
advanced to the State Competition held at Hobart William Smith
Colleges in Geneva. New York.
The Envirothon experience is a unique approach to environmental
education combining the proven concepts of hands-on education with
the excitement of a good competition and the fun of spending a day
in the outdoors. The result is an effective educational took which
will help our region's schools to nurture environmentally aware
students and meet the immediate need to teach more environmental
education. Winning teams will receive a $100.00 scholarship to the
college or university of their choice.
The overall winner of the state competition will advance to the
Canon Envirothon to compete against high school students from
all around the United States and seven Canadian Provinces. For
more information on the New York State Envirothon, you can visit
For more information on the Canon Envirothon, visit
The pictures above are examples of some of the props used to
test students' knowledge in the five areas of study. In the first
picture above (left side) students are being tested on the different
soil horizons and their specific characteristics. The middle picture
shows the wildlife station where students must identify animal
species by the characteristics of their fur. The picture to the
far right shows where students are tested on different soil textures.
The five Soil and Water Conservation Districts donate their time
to organize the CNY Envirothon. The operating expenses are covered
by donations from local businesses, farms and various organizations.
Likewise, the committee depends on others to volunteers during
the event. The Soil and Water Conservation District are nonprofit
organizations and through their Employees' Association have 501
(c)(3) status. Therefore, any contributions made to the Soil and
Water Conservation District for the Envirothon are tax deductible.
If you would like to make a donation or if you'd like more information
on the event please send all correspondence to:
Chenango County SWCD
Attn: Vicki Reynolds
99 North Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
If you are making
a donation, please indicate that it is for the CNY Regional Envirothon