Envirothon

The New Jersey Envirothon is a natural resources problem-solving competition that challenges students to expand their knowledge of forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue. This event is for New Jersey High School Students and offers them a dynamic, hands-on opportunity to match skills against students from all over the state.The team that best demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of natural resources, as well as teamwork and communication skills, moves on to represent New Jersey at the national North American Envirothon. There are prizes such as college scholarships, t-shirts and recognition. The Envirothon is open to all high school aged students and free camping was available for the Friday evening of the event.

2019 NJ ENVIROTHON
The 26th annual NJ Envirothon will be held at Great Times Day Camp, in Waterford Works, Camden County on May 11 2019.

2018 NJ ENVIROTHON
The 25th annual NJ Envirothon was held at Camp Grice, in Elmer, Salem County on May 5 2018.
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North from Middlesex County won 1st place at the NJ Envirothon.

2017 NJ ENVIROTHON
The 24th annual NJ Envirothon was held at Schooley’s Mountain Park, in Washington township, Morris County on May 13 2017.
Cedar Creek High School from Atlantic County won 1st place at the NJ Envirothon.

2016 NJ ENVIROTHON
The 23rd annual NJ Envirothon was held at North Branch Park, in Brigewater, Somerset County on May 14 2016.
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North from Middlesex County won 1st place at the NJ Envirothon.

2015 NJ ENVIROTHON WINNERS
The 22nd annual NJ Envirothon was held at the 4-H Fairgrounds, in Cape May Court House, Cape May County.
Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) from Ocean County won 1st place for the sixth year in a row at the NJ Envirothon. The team represented NJ at the North American Envirothon at Missouri State University this summer, where they placed sixth.

2014 NJ ENVIROTHON WINNERS
The 21st annual NJ Envirothon was held at the School of Conservation, in Branchville, Sussex County.
Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) from Ocean County won 1st place for the fifth year in a row at the NJ Envirothon.

2013 NJ ENVIROTHON WINNERS
The 20th annual NJ Envirothon was held at Camp Kettle Run Girl Scout Camp, in Medford, Burlington County.
Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) from Ocean County won 1st place for the fourth year in a row at the NJ Envirothon. They will represent NJ at the North American Envirothon at Montana State University this summer

2012 NJ ENVIROTHON WINNERS
Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) from Ocean County won 1st place at the NJ Envirothon. This is the third year in a row that MATES won the event and they will represent NJ at Susquehanna University this summer at the Canon National Envirothon.
The 2012 NJ Envirothon was held on Saturday, May 5th at Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Farmingdale in Monmouth County and the Freehold Soil Conservation District was the host district.
For more information contact Rich Belcher at 609-633-2549 or visit www.njenvirothon.org.

2011 ENVIROTHON AT CAMP GLEN GRAY IN BERGEN COUNTY
The 18th annual NJ Envirothon was held in the rustic wilderness of Camp Glen Gray in the Ramapo Mountains of Mahwah in Bergen County. The 750 acres of woods and four acres of lake were the perfect setting for 38 teams to experience this environmental competition.

The Winners Were:
  • First Place: Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Sciences Team #1
  • Second Place: Four Guys & A Princess — Five ambitious Middlesex County students participating for the first time (without school backing) received a standing ovation from their peers for their achievement.
  • Third Place: Princeton High School Team #1

All New Jersey High Schools are encouraged to participate in the Envirothon. For additional information please visit www.njenvirothon.org.

The New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts and New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s State Soil Conservation Committee are the primary sponsors of the Envirothon. Other sponsors are the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the 15 state Soil Conservation Districts.

For additional information about the NJ Envirothon and how your school can participate, please contact Rich Belcher, NJ Envirothon Coordinator, at (609) 633-2549 or email Rich at richard.belcher@nullag.state.nj.us or visit http://njenvirothon.org.