The winter workshop scheduled for 2.7.20 has been canceled due to bad weather. We hope to reschedule and will make an announcement with the new date as soon as we can!
The Massachusetts State Grange will again sponsor the 2020 EnviroTrek Lunch at the Massachusetts Envirothon Competition on May 14th, 2020 at Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown. Massachusetts Envirothon is extremely grateful for their continued support!
Five $300 scholarships will be made available to teams for the 2019-2020 program year.
Teams will be invited to propose how they would spend this scholarship money – e.g. Envirothon related equipment, field trips, transportation, or registration.” Priority will be given to new teams, teams that have not been awarded grants previously, and teams with financial need.
To apply, fill out the form below! Applications are due by Feb 14, 2020 @ 5pm. MESC will vote on March 12, 2020 and teams will be notified soon after.
Congratulations to this year’s T-shirt competition winners!
Four Envirothon teams and their coaches were recognized today as part of a State House ceremony when Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides honored 32 energy and environmental education programs at Massachusetts schools and nonprofits as part of the 25th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education (5/6/19).
Congratulations to Joyce Voorhis, Brockton High School; Joanne Bernier, Leicester High School; Sarah Johnson and Ann Taft, Fitchburg High School; and Angela Armstrong, Rockland High School for their contributions to environmental education, and to their teams for going above and beyond to learn and take action! EEA News Release is linked here.
The Massachusetts State Grange will again sponsor the 2019 EnviroTrek Lunch at the Massachusetts Envirothon Competition on May 17th, 2019 at Sholan Farms in Leominster. Massachusetts Envirothon is extremely grateful for their continued support!
Ten $150 scholarships will be made available to teams for the 2019-2020 program year to cover materials, transportation or registration. To apply, fill out the form below! Applications are due by Aug 28, 2019 @ 5pm.
Teams preparing for the 2019 Massachusetts Envirothon have been sent the 2019 Current Issue Problem. Their presentations will feature research done in their local communities to answer: What should our community do right now to help ensure abundant, affordable, healthy food for all in 2050?
Please visit the Current Issue page for background information and presentation score sheets.
Despite a reschedule, the Fall 2018 Envirothon workshop at UMass Amherst was a success!
Almost all the original presenters and teams were able to be there! 202 students and 34 coaches from 20 teams (Acton-Boxborough, Bedford, Bristol Aggie, Brockton, Central, David Prouty, Doherty, Fitchburg, Greenfield, Innovation, Leicester, Lexington, Monty Tech, Newton North, Oliver Ames, PVRS, Quabbin, Reading, Shepherd Hill, and SABIS) as well as 8 members of the USDA APHIS crew attended.
Massachusetts Envirothon wishes to thank the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the support that has made this event possible. In particular, we are grateful for the funding, time, and expertise provided by:
UMass College of Natural Sciences (CNS) (http://www.cns.umass.edu/)
UMass School of Earth & Sustainability (https://www.umass.edu/ses/), particularly
UMass Extension/Center for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (http://ag.umass.edu/extension-outreach)
15 unique sessions were offered (Final Agenda here)
And our first ever (not your average) Resource Fair during lunch:
We hope you’ll join us at our Winter Workshop on Feb 8, 2019 at Mt Wachusett Community College in Gardner.
Please join us TUESDAY December 11, 2018 at UMass Amherst for our Fall workshop!
Thanks to the flexibility of teams and presenters we are back on board!
Five team members from the Newton North Envirothon Team traveled to Pocatello, Idaho in July to represent Massachusetts in the 2018 NCF Envirothon.
They put together a video talking about their EnviroTrek through the year and at the competition. Congratulations to Laura Schmidt-Hong and Einat Gavish co-captains, Eve Martin, Gus Betts-O’Rourke, and Ethan Gahm for all their hard work and to the rest of the team and coach Anndy Dannenberg for their support during the year!
Thanks to a generous donation from the Massachusetts Grange, Mass Envirothon will offer a special opportunity to teams registered for the 2019 Mass Envirothon. Ten $150 scholarships will be available. Teams are invited to propose how they would spend this scholarship money – e.g. Envirothon-related equipment, field trips, transportation, or registration. The MESC will review and approve proposals at the October meeting. A check will be sent to teams that are selected. For follow up, teams will need to send us pictures with captions showing that they are making good use of the funds.
1/19 Update: 2 scholarships are still available and will be awarded at the March 7 MESC meeting.
- Fill out the 2019_Program_Registration
- Return to Mass Envirothon with a brief description (1-2 paragraphs) of how you intend to use the money.
- Applications must be received by Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 5pm.