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San Luis Valley Envirothon

2019 State Competition Dates are April 23-24, 2019 

San Luis Valley Envirothon workshops are designed to develop students' environmental resource knowledge and skills in the areas of soils and land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife. Students will then apply these skills to resolve current environmental issues. This natural resource education program is for students in grades 9-12, who form teams of 5 students that will compete against other resource teams at the regional, state and national levels.

The San Luis Valley Envirothon program is an effective educational tool, capable of supplementing environmental education both inside and outside the classroom. The program aligns with the current Colorado Department of Education and National Environmental Education standards. The program does this through a series of trainings that establish relationships with a variety of resource professionals who serve as student facilitators and mentors.

All San Luis Valley students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate. Expenses to the field studies and state competition will be reimbursed back to the schools who participate.


pdfOutreach-Letter-for-Colorado Envirothon.pdf










These guides provide the an outline of the areas of study. There will be field excursions that provide hands-on activities for each topic area. RGWCEI will sponsor field study trips in each area. Schools will be reimbursed bus driver time and fuel for all field study trips but must provide receipts/documentation. Contact Bethany Howell for more information. This year's current issue is

2019 Current Issue - Agriculture & the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.


Key Topic Resources



Soil & Land Use


2018 Soil_workshop_activities.pdf

extra info CO_land_judging.pdf

2017-2018 Soil_Health_StudyGuide.pdf


Aquatic Ecology





CO Envirothon Forestry Guide 2017



Oral Presentation: Technology and Agriculture 



Learning Outcomes

 The following are learning outcomes followed by the national and international Envirothon competitions. The SLV Workshops are tailored to meet these outcomes:

Aquatic Ecology



Soil & Land Use


The San Luis Valley Envirothon will host Learning Workshops in preparation for the 2019 state competition.

The dates are as follows:

        Soil and Land Use - October 24, 2018 - Center, CO 

Aquatic Ecology - October 2, 2018 - Monte Vista, CO

        Oral Presentation/Current Issue - February 6, 2019 - Alamosa, CO

Wildlife/Forestry - March 28, 2019  Great Sand Dunes National Park


Lunch will be provided for participants and most transportation costs will be reimbursed. RSVP requested to 719-480-4864 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Anti-discrimination Policy: The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation Education Program prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

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