30th MA Envirothon graphic JPEG

The Massachusetts Envirothon has been educating young people about the environment for over 30 years.

When the Envirothon program started in 1979 in Pennsylvania it was known as the Environmental Olympics. In 1988 the name was changed to the Envirothon.

That same year, the first Massachusetts Envirothon was held. Five teams participated in the competition at Buck Hill Conservation Land in Spencer, Mass.

The first three Massachusetts Envirothons did not include Current Issue presentations. The Current Issue component was introduced in 1991.

Here’s a snapshot of past Massachusetts Envirothons:

2022Quabbin Reservoir Belchertown    Achieving a Zero Waste Future for Massachusetts Lexington High School
2021VirtualMA Natural Resource Challenge and   Water Management and Climate Change    The Groton School
2020Virtual                        Sustainable Safe Water Supply
2019Sholan FarmLeominsterAbundant, Affordable Healthy FoodLexington High School
2018Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State ParkUxbridgePartnering with Nature in WatershedsNewton North High School
2017Drumlin Farm Wildlife SanctuaryLincolnAgricultural Soil and Water ConservationLexington High School
2016Hopkinton State ParkHopkintonManaging Invasive SpeciesNewton North High School
2015Quabbin ReserviorBelchertownClimate Crisis: Taking Action in Massachusetts CommunitiesNewton North High School
2014Sholan FarmLeominsterSustainable Local AgricultureNewton North High School
2013Borderland State ParkNorth EastonTrees, Forests, and SustainabilityNewton North High School
2012Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State ParkUxbridgeSustainable Stormwater ManagementNewton Community Farm
2011Great Brook Farm State ParkCarlisleWetland ProtectionLexington High School
2010Otter River State ForestBaldwinvilleGroundwater ProtectionLexington High School
2009Doyle Conservation CenterLeominsterRenewable Energy: Getting It Right, Ecologically and EconomicallyTantasqua Regional High School
2008Hopkinton State ParkHopkintonOutdoor Recreation and the EnvironmentLexington High School
2007Mount Wachusett Community CollegeGardnerEnergy Conservation and Renewable EnergyBristol County 4-H
2006Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State ParkUxbridgeActing Locally for Climate ProtectionBristol County 4-H
2005Essex Agricultural & Technical High SchoolHathorneProtecting Cultural LandscapesBristol County 4-H
2004Cochituate State ParkNatickNatural Resource Protection in an Urban EnvironmentActon-Boxborough Regional High School
2003Heifer Project International’s Overlook FarmRutlandStrengthening Local Food SystemsBristol County 4-H
2002Borderland State ParkNorth EastonIntroduced Species and BiodiversityNeedham Area Home Schoolers
2001Massachusetts ElectricNorthboroughStormwater ManagementNeedham Area Home Schoolers
2000Gore PlaceWalthamWetland ConservationNeedham Area Home Schoolers
1999Hampshire CollegeAmherstOpen Space PlanningBarnstable High School
1998Mount Wachusett Community CollegeGardnerWatershed ManagementLawrence Academy
1997Borderland State ParkNorth EastonPest ManagementPatriot Trail Girl Scouts
1996Quabbin ReserviorBelchertownCommunity Wastewater TreatmentPittsfield High School
1995Great Brook Farm State ParkCarlisleGroundwaterPittsfield High School
1994Buck Hill Conservation AreaSpencerAcid RainLunenburg High School
1993Buck Hill Conservation AreaSpencerNon-Point Source PollutionLunenburg High School
1992Buck Hill Conservation AreaSpencerWetlands ProtectionLunenburg High School
1991Buck Hill Conservation AreaSpencerWater Resource Protection on GroundwaterLunenburg High School
1990Buck Hill Conservation AreaSpencer(none – Current Issue began in 1991)Lunenburg High School
1989Buck Hill Conservation AreaSpencer(none – Current Issue began in 1991)Lunenburg High School
1988Buck Hill Conservation AreaSpencer(none – Current Issue began in 1991)Lunenburg High School