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Indiana Envirothon

Envirothon is a competitive learning event for high school-aged students. Envirothon tests the student’s knowledge of environmental resources including aquatics, soils, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues. “Like” the Indiana Envirothon on Facebook and check out the NCF Envirothon site.

How Envirothon works

Teams of five students, representing a school or organization, compete by answering questions and by studying resource problems in each of the five environmental areas. Before the competition, students study, with their advisors, to develop a greater understanding the environment.

At the Envirothon competition, students test their knowledge under the supervision of environmental instructors. Students use teamwork to develop creative solutions to environmental problems.

Envirothon Brochure (pdf)

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Indiana Envirothon appreciates the support of the following sponsors of our 2019 Competition. This support helps make the Indiana contest a quality event for high school students across the state.

The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
Hoosier National Forest
Indiana Society of American Foresters
Smithfield Foods


2018 Indiana Envirothon Competition
by Jeri Ziliak, District Coordinator, Posey County Soil & Water Conservation District

This year’s Indiana Envirothon Competition was held at the end of April at the Beck Agricultural Center at Purdue University.  Thank goodness it was a bright, albeit chilly, day up north.  17 teams from around the state who were 1st, 2nd and possibly 3rd place winners from their local Regional Envirothon contests competed for the honor of representing Indiana at the NCF Envirothon competition in late July at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

The Envirothon gives high school students the opportunity to prove their knowledge of various environmental issues and one current issue.  Areas include soils, water, forestry and wildlife.  This year’s current issue dealt with Rangeland.  The goal is to build awareness and the contest helps show tomorrow’s leaders the positive and negative effects that individual actions have on the environment.  Students understand the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources, realize environmental interactions and interdependencies and know who to turn to concerning environmental matters.  Hopefully, the students also have fun while becoming environmentally aware during the competition.

Students compete for awards in three areas – written, oral and overall. There is a hands-on portion of the contest included in the written scores.  This year’s winners in the Written division were Rossville – Hannah, 1st place; Gibson Homeschoolers, 2nd place and Noblesville 3rd place.  The winners in the Oral Presentations were Rossville – Idaho, 1st place; Rossville – Hannah, 2nd place and Gibson Homeschool 3rd place.  Overall winners were Rossville – Hannah 1st place; Rossville – Idaho, 2nd place and 3rd place went to Gibson Homeschool.  The Rossville – Hannah students will represent Indiana at the NCF Envirothon contest July 22 – 28th at the Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

2019 Indiana Envirothon Resources (All are PDF documents)

View the TOP FOUR Team Presentations from the 2017 Indiana State Envirothon competition below:


Each year, Envirothon provides more and more students with a chance to get “up-close and personal” with North America’s natural resources. Envirothon offers both in-class curriculum and hands-on field experiences focused around ecology, natural resource management and current environmental issues. This unique combination of learning experiences and breadth of study is part of what has made the Envirothon a huge success with students and educators across the United States and Canada.

To learn more about the North American Envirothon, explore the information and resources available on their website.


2018 Annual Conference Exhibitors

The 2018 Trade Show was a success!
Special thank to these 2018 Booth Exhibitors listed below:

Applegate’s SeedHouse

Aquatic Control, Inc.

ArborTerra Consulting, Inc.

Beck’s Hybrids

Biodyne USA

The CISCO Companies

Clear Choices, Clean Water

Clear Elevation, LLC


Elkhart County SWCD with their Augmented Reality Sandbox 

Environmental Laboratories, Inc.

Finn All Seasons

Fratco, Inc.

Hoosier Chapter Soil & Water Conservation Society

Indiana AgrAbility

Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance

Indiana Envirothon

Indiana Trails

KB Seed Solutions

La Crosse Seed

Leadership Institute

MacAllister Machinery

Mapping Solutions

Pheasants Forever

Saddle Butte Ag, Inc.

Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM)

Spence Restoration Nursery

Truax Company Inc.

USDA-NASS Great Lake Region, Indiana Field Office



Woodland Steward Newsletter

Woody Warehouse Nursery, Inc.


Trade Show

2019 Trade Show for Exhibitors at the Annual Conference of Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts

The Trade Show at the Annual Conference of Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts is an excellent opportunity to connect with 450 conservationists representing rural, urban, and suburban natural resources interests in Indiana. Conference attendees represent land users from across the natural resources spectrum: staff and elected/associate supervisors from county Soil and Water Conservation Districts; farmers; watershed organization staff; technical resource staff from state and federal conservation agencies; and other representatives from the Indiana Conservation Partnership.

This year’s theme: Creating a Legacy – Your Land, Your District, Our Indiana

 2019 Annual Conference will be held on January 14-15 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown 

Trade Show hours: Monday, January 14 from 8 am to 5 pm. Tuesday, January 15 from 8 am to 12 noon. 

 LIST OF EXHIBITORS FOR THE 2019 Annual Conference
(map of vendor location at the trade show):

Applegate’s Seed House, LLC
Aquatic Control
ArborTerra Consulting, Inc.
Byron Seeds
The CISCO Companies
Clear Choices, Clean Water
Fratco Inc.
Indiana AgrAbility
Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance
Indiana Envirothon
Indiana Registry of Soil Scientists
La Crosse Seed
MacAllister Machinery
Mapping Solutions
Pheasants Forever National Seed Program
Quail & Upland Game Alliance
Roundstone Native Seed
Saddle Butte
Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)-Hoosier Chapter
Soil-Max, Inc.
Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM)
Truax Company, Inc.
Woodland Steward Institute

View list of 2018 Trade Show Exhibitors here



YouTube Video:
Bob Barr speaking on the Whitewater River Watershed on July 13, 2017 (Fayette County SWCD) – Note: Bob’s presentation begins at 4:45 in the video. 

Conservation of Natural Resources Webinar Portal

Conservation Planning Webinars

PSS-CRP Contribution Agreement Webinar (10-27-16)

Find more resources for Districts on the Indiana Conservation Partnership website

Upper White River Watershed Cover Crop Program – information

10 Habits for Effective Conservation Planners (pdf) – Whether you’re a seasoned conservation planner or just starting, the 10 habits below have been shown to be most effective when planning with farmers and ranchers. (March 2019)

Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds Initiative (pdf brochure)

Purdue Extension Publication entitled: Four Strategies to Improve Your Field’s Soil Health (August 2017)

National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) Publication

Tips on Building an Effective Outreach and Education Campaign

Indiana Water Monitoring Council Resources available (April 2018)

Farmer Field Day Toolkit

Rent Green Fire: Aldo Leopold & A Land Ethic for our Time from IASWCD – just email us!

District Brochure – Standard (Text and photos cannot be changed; consider affixing a label to it.)

Conservation Development Resources: IASWCD’s list of funding opportunities.

Put Planning First! A resource from NRCS to help Districts work with producers to create a conservation plan.

Google Apps for Districts: An “Apps” account comes with useful tools like Google Calendar, Drive, Sites, etc. Email us to request one of these free accounts.

IASWCD Awards, such as Conservation Farmer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, River Friendly Farmer, etc.

Envirothon is a competitive learning event for high school-aged students that tests the students’ knowledge of resources including soils, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.

NACD Poster Contest, for young students

Easy Steps Marketing Plan for Districts (PDF)


For Districts

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  • Indiana Watershed Group Finder – a companion site to the Indiana HUC Finder, both developed through the Indiana Watershed Leadership Program in collaboration with the IDEM and IASWCD. The Finder is a Google Map based tool that makes it easy to find active watershed or watershed-focused groups throughout Indiana.

Government Shutdown Plans and Procedures:

Unique Opportunites for Districts

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