Each spring teams of 5 high school students prepare with a
teacher/coach to compete in the areas of aquatics, forestry,
soils, wildlife and a current issue in natural resources. Regional winners advance to the state and then the national
competition. The Northeastern Illinois Envirothon is organized
by local soil and water conservation districts and the
Conservation Foundation. This competition is held over two days
in early April.
One competition is held for high schools in Cook, DuPage, Kane
and Will counties. Another competition is held for high schools
in Boone, DeKalb, Lake, and Winnebago counties.