Envirothon Study Resources


The Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon program is a natural resource competition for high school students. To learn more about the Envirothon program visit our program page or National Conservation Foundation- Envirothon page

Please Note:
In an effort to make the Learning Objectives as comprehensive as possible, the overall number of items for each area of study may be quite long! It is important to note, that not every learning objective listed will be used for every competition. These Learning Objectives serve as an overview of the types of knowledge and skills expected of students for the Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon program and  NCF-Envirothon international level of competition.

Each resource supports the Envirothon learning objectives and information from these items is therefore subject to inclusion on the competition test.  Current issue/Oral presentation problem resources and other station resources are updated on a regular basis.   

The following links and resources are shared to assist Envirothon teams in studying and preparing for the competition. Each area of study is divided into several different key topics, which vary from subject to subject. Underneath these key topics, you will find relevant learning objectives applicable to that topic for the level of testing expected at the  Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon and NCF-Envirothon annual international competition-level testing.

**In Feb 2021, NCF-Envirothon adopted new Station Guidelines and Virginia will use these guidelines starting in the 2021-2022 program year.

Areas of Study-

Current IssueRenewable Energy for a Sustainable FutureLearning Objectives-

Updated September 2023


(The Current Issue is determined by the State/Province that is hosting the NCF-Envirothon Competition. Geneva, New York is hosting the 2024 NCF-Envirothon Program, and choose the topic of the current issue)

Key Topic #1: Introduction to Energy and Traditional Energy Infrastructure

Key Topic #2: Renewable Energy and Infrastructure

Key Topic #3: Renewable Energy and Natural Resources

Key Topic #4: Global Perspectives on Energy

Key Topic #5: Local Action and Energy Equity


Aquatics Ecology Learning Objectives– Updated October 2021

NEW- Aquatics Study Guide – Posted September 2023


Forestry Learning Objectives Updated October 2021

NEW – Forestry Study Guide – Posted February 2024


Soils Learning Objectives– Updated October 2021

NEW – Soils Study Guide – Posted February 2024


Wildlife Learning Objectives– Updated October 2021

NEW – Wildlife Study Guide – Posted February 2024


Reach out to byron.minson@vaswcd.org with any questions.