Students in 9th through 12th grades are invited to participate in the Envirothon, a program designed to test their knowledge of the natural environment. Contest categories include subjects such as forestry, range, soils, wildlife, aquatics, current environmental issues, and one area of national interest.

Students compete in five-person teams at District Ag Contests held across the state. Students from the Lower Loup NRD compete in one of two District contests, either in Grand Island or Columbus. The winners of each of these regional contests are invited to compete at the Nebraska State Envirothon Contest. The eight teams scoring highest behind the winners at the regional contests are invited to compete at the state level as wildcards. The top team at the state competition is invited to represent Nebraska at the National Canon Envirothon Competition.

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District provides $100 for each team in the NRD qualifying for the State Envirothon to cover the contest registration fees.

For more information, visit the NARD website.