Alberta Envirothon

By: Alberta Envirothon

Alberta Envirothon is a provincial non-profit dedicated to cultivating knowledgeable, skilled, and environmentally conscious citizens among Alberta’s youth. Through its annual 3-day environmental competition, the organization challenges high school students to test their expertise in various domains including soil & land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and current environmental issues. This initiative not only promotes hands-on learning but also fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills crucial for addressing complex environmental challenges.

With a focus on inclusivity, Alberta Envirothon welcomes students from grades 9-12 across the province, providing opportunities for up to two High School Career and Technology Studies credits. By engaging teachers and student teams from diverse regions, the organization ensures a broad reach and impact. Moreover, it addresses the growing eco-anxiety among youth by providing platforms for developing solutions, problem-solving, and leadership in environmental conservation.

Through educational kits, field stations, expert-led sessions, and career fairs, Alberta Envirothon equips students with scientific literacy, practical skills, and exposure to environmental professionals. By incorporating Indigenous knowledge and culture, the organization promotes holistic approaches to environmental stewardship.