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2023 Arkansas State Envirothon Contest
April 20, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
United Methodist Church
500 Zack Road
Marshall, AR 72650

The 2023 State Arkansas Envirothon competition was held on April 20, 2023 at theI United Methodist Church in Marshall. We want to thank the kids, coaches, chaperones, volunteers, committee members and all other individuals that helped make it another successful event!

Contest Activites

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Submission deadline for 2023 registration is APRIL 14, 2023.
Must be postmarked or fax dated by: April 14, 2023. Late registration will not be accepted.

Mail or fax registration form and $100 registration fee to Carolyn Holcomb 1002 E. 8th, Danville, AR 72833

bullet Registration Form (MSWord, or PDF)

The winning team will receive the following prizes:

1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250

Arkansas State Envirothon Contest

Arkansas Envirothon Educational Resource Materials

The AR Envirothon is an Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) sanctioned event!! (see under Non-athletic Sanctioned Events)

The 2023 Learning Objectives are now posted on the NAE website.

There will be no Area Competitions in 2023. All teams compete iin the state contest for 2023.

We are always in the process of updating these pages.
Please check the announcement page for recent postings.


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bulletHow it works.
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bulletSample Tests, Problems & Oral Score Sheet

Team sponsors and coaches train and test students in five natural resource areas: soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue such as wetlands management, groundwater, fire, or pesticides.

Envirothon teams, throughout the school year take an in depth look at wildlife, aquatic life, forestry, soils, and current environmental issues. The spirit of competition, which motivates athletes, drives successful businesses, and develops new ideas also motivates young citizens. In competing in the Envirothon, not only do students learn about their state's natural resources, problems and solutions, they also learn about team building, communications, and conservation partnerships.

The payoff for conservation districts, and all participating natural resource agencies or organizations, is a more aware and concerned citizenry in the future. The environment can only benefit from this educational effort. County and state competitors are restricted to students in grades 9-12. However, there is nothing in the by-laws that prevents school districts from establishing an environmental contests for all grade levels as training for the senior high competitions.

Each of the seven state conservation areas are eligible to enter teams of five students in the Arkansas Envirothon competition. The number of teams from an area that advance to the state competition will depend upon the level of interest/participation from each conservation area. As needed, the districts set up a local, area-level competition to decide which teams advance, with a maximum of 20 teams competing at the state level. A limit of two teams from a single school may advance to the state competition, which is generally held each year. Students challenge their knowledge in a problem-solving competition that entails "hands on" involvement with natural resource information. The state competition is held over a period of two days. In addition to 4 written, field-station tests, which cover the 4 study areas, they must give an oral presentation, as a team, where they form possible solutions to a realistic environmental problem dealing with the current issue.

The overall winner of the state competition advances to the Envirothon, which is hosted by a different state or province each year.

Training Guidelines cover what you are expected to know at the International Envirothon competition.  The different sections contain the study materials.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please click on the Your Comment section below to let us know.

Make sure that you check out the Announcements page for the most recent Arkansas Envirothon News. 



Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts
Arkansas Natural
Resources Commission
College of Natural Sciences
and Mathematics
Arkansas Association of
Conservation Districts
Natural Resources
Conservations Services
Arkansas Forestry Commission
Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
Society of American Foresters
Arkansas Environmental Federation
Arkansas Forestry
Arkansas Urban
Forestry Council
Arkansas Division
Ouachita Society of
American Foresters.
Arkansas Environmental
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Ouachita Society of American Foresters
Arkansas Soil
Ouachita Society
of American Foresters
Soil and Water Conservation
Razorback Chapter



For additional information about the Envirothon Program in Arkansas, contact:         

Carolyn Holcomb

Brandy Gardner


The Envirothon Program is offered and operated on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or physical/mental challenges.