All images and page background courtesy of Dan Haig - USDA NRCS
2021 Roseau County Envirothon Sponsors
The 2020 Envirothon was cancelled due to the pandemic. The 2021 Envirothon will be held virtually. Sponsor donations from 2020 will be used towards 2021 prizes and remaining will be held for 2022.
Farmers Union Insurance/Roseau Realty Co, Inc - $50
Greenbush Veterinary Clinic, LTD - $60
Citizens State Bank - $100
MN Deer Hunters Association Roseau Chapter - $100
Roseau Eye Clinic - $40
Mattson Pharmacy, Inc - $100
Agassiz Insurance Group - $50
Security State Bank - $100
Central Boiler, Inc - $50
About the Envirothon
The Envirothon is a great outdoor experience for high school students to learn about natural resources. Emphasizing teamwork for success, four to five students in a team will answer 25 questions from each of the five stations, which include Soils, Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatics and the Current Events Station. The Current Event theme this year is "Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions". The teams also give an oral presentation on the current events problem.
The Envirothon is a favorite activity each year for students in Northwest Minnesota and most high schools in Roseau County participate. In our area, high school students from Roseau, Kittson, Marshall and Pennington Counties have participated. We expect over 400 high school students to be attending this year, counting all three Area 1 Envirothon competitions - Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (Middle River), Rydell National Wildlife Refuge (Erskine), and Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (Fergus Falls).
The Envirothon for Roseau, Marshall, Kittson and Pennington Counties will be held at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge on April 29. The winning team will advance to the State Envirothon that will be held on May 18 at the Itasca Biological Station within Itasca State Park.
The top three teams each receive a team trophy, and all team members and teacher receive medallions. The winner of the oral presentation receives small individual trophies for each team member, and sweatshirts are given to team members and teachers of winning teams. We provide coffee, juice, hot chocolate (weather dependent), muffins and donuts for everyone during registration, and lunch is provided consisting of a variety of subs, cookies, chips, pop, water, and milk.
2019 Results - Lake Bronson State Park
Kittson County Central Team #9 of Hallock, MN won and also had best Oral Presentation. The second-place team was Greenbush Team #4. Tri-County Team #19 won 3rd place. The top three teams go onto the State Envirothon.
Twenty teams consisting of 95 students from eight schools were registered. Special thanks to their teachers and schools for their encouragement and support!
Badger, Grygla, Tri-County, Kittson County Central, Marshall County Central, Goodridge, and Stephen-Argyle Central
Tons of people! Special thanks to the staff at Lake Bronson State Park. The staff from the participating SWCD’s – Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, and Kittson; NRCS staff, and staff from watershed districts, water planners, and MN DNR. Their help as presenters, judges and others working behind the scenes made this event possible. We couldn’t have done it without them all!!