Forests, Fish and Wildlife
Provincial Forest Envirothon
In 1999, two teams from Charlottetown Rural High school became the first Island students to participate in the international Envirothon when they attended the Nova Scotia Forestry Association's program. By 2001, PEI had decided to build its own Envirothon program and the Provincial Forest program agreed to act as the overall organizing and sponsoring agency.
Envirothon attracts students who are interested in the environment and how people depend on and interact with the natural world. Through their studies, they are encouraged to explore options and issues in various natural resource sciences and to address real world problems that face our environment, economy and society. Many students have used the knowledge and experience they gained through Envirothon to go on to further studies and eventually careers in forestry, wildlife biology, fisheries management, agriculture, engineering and more.
Today, most Island high schools participate by sending teams to the fall event where they learn more about soils, forests, wildlife habitats and aquatic ecosystems and vie for the right to represent PEI at the annual international competition - The North American Envirothon.
In order to learn more about how the PEI competition works, visit Provincial Forest Envirothon.
To learn more about the current competition, and access on line learning materials,
visit Current Event and Teaching Resources
You can also access information on past events, competition
photos, and see how PEI teams fared at the annual
international event by visiting the:
NCF Envirothon web site