TN Envirothon Rules
TENNESSEE ENVIROTHON COMPETITION RULES
Competitors must be enrolled in grade level 9 through 12 for the
current school year.
Teams will consist of a minimum of three and a maximum of
Registration form must be legible and received by the
appropriate deadline and a registration fee may apply.
Care for students are the responsibility of each school, not
the local RC&D.
Alternate team members may substitute for regular team members
in Regional and State Envirothons if properly registered at the
regional level. Alternate students may NOT attend the
competition if they are not needed to fill in for another
Each school is permitted to send a maximum of two teams to the
regional Envirothon. Two home school teams per county may also
participate. Teams may include representation from science
classes or clubs, 4-H, Youth Boards, FFA or Other Conservation
Teams must be accompanied to the Envirothon competition by an
adult advisor. This Advisor will accompany and be responsible
for the discipline of team members. However, advisors shall
not accompany the team during the actual competition,
or assist the team in any during the event, and doing so will
result in disqualification.
Envirothon competitions will consist of five events: Aquatics,
Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and A Current Environmental Issue,
which will change each year.
Team members may use electronic devices, such as tape recorders,
cameras, VCR equipment Walkman, etc. to prepare for
comprehensive question. However, the only device that may be
used by the team during any test will be hand-held calculators
provided by RC&D. No study materials are to be with students
while in competition or during lunch break.
The top scoring team from each regional competition will advance
to the State Envirothon. In the event the first place team can
not attend the second or third place team will attend in their
The Envirothon competition will be conducted by personnel
employed by cooperating local, state, and federal agencies or
independent environmental organizations. Teams may not contact
personnel responsible for designing a regional or state
Envirothon test to request prior to an Envirothon competition.
In the case of a tie, teams will take a short test with a
question from each of the five subject areas. The team which
scores the highest will be the winner.
All judges’ decisions are final; any team found with
unauthorized material, speaking with their advisor or other team
members from their school will be disqualified.
Any questions and/or problems during a test must be handled at
that station site. Once teams have rotated to a new station,
they can no longer resolve problems related to the previous
Should the winning team from Tennessee choose not to attend the
National Envirothon, the Advisor should notify the RC&D council
contact person immediately, so that the second runner-up team
The team advancing to the National Envirothon will pay the
current national registration fee or may receive partial or full
funding from the local RC&D Council. This will need to be
worked out between these two parties
Tests may be taken apart so it can be worked on by more that one
student, then reattached by test giver at each station.
All tests must be taken up at end of competition and NOT given
Team advancing to the National Competition will be responsible
for travel to and from competition
Tennessee Envirothon Mission
mission of the Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable, skilled and
dedicated citizens who are willing and prepared to work towards
achieving and maintaining a natural balance between the quality of life
and the quality of the environment.
The Tennessee Envirothon is sponsored in part by the following partners;
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