Albany County
SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
P.O. Box 497, 24 Martin Road | Voorheesville, NY 12186
Phone: (518) 765-SWCD (7923)

Capital Region Envirothon

The Envirothon is an outdoor, hands-on environmental competition for high school students. The program is designed to encourage students to become interested in natural resource conservation and environmental issues. The competition, held each spring, tests the knowledge of each team in the categories of: Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and Current Environmental Issues. 

Teams composed of 3-5 students from grades 9-12 learn that cooperation and teamwork is needed to achieve success. At the Capital Regional Envirothon, students in grades 7 and 8 are encouraged to participate for the experience. Each school can send 2 high school teams and 1 middle school team.  

The Capital Regional Envirothon consists of teams from Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. The winning team from each county goes on to compete at the state level, which in turn determines the New York State representatives at the National Envirothon.

Want to compete with a team from your school? This is a great way to get kids involved with the environment around them. Contact our office for help getting started!

Capital Region Envirothon Brochure

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy