The Louisiana Envirothon is an environmental problem-solving competition for students in grades 6-12. Teams train and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The competition focuses on five natural resource areas:  soils and land use, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The 2024 current environmental issue is Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.  Teams also present a solution to an environmental problem related to the current issue in an oral presentation. The 2024 competition will be held on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024.     





Test preparation is on your own. However, Louisiana Envirothon will hold training sessions where team members and advisors can meet with station masters. Teams will listen to presentations and participate in hands-on demonstrations in the 6 subject areas as well as practice for the oral presentation. Station masters and other subject experts are available on an ongoing basis to assist teams in preparing for the competition.

Advisors, we've also created a guide to assist you in team preparation: Advisor Guide.

Training Information

All training information is provided in the table below.  Resources may be accessed by clicking on each subject heading.

Station masters are available to answer questions and assist teams in preparing for the competition. Feel free to contact them at the email addresses and phone numbers listed below.  To supplement the study guides, you may also view training videos on our YouTube page and on Facebook.

Subject Contact Email Phone
Aquatics Amanda Marshall amanda.marshall@la.gov (225) 219-1013
Forestry Christiean Smith christiean.smith@sus.edu  
Soils/Land Use Joey Breaux joey_b@ldaf.state.la.us (225) 922-1269
Wildlife Carrie Salyers csalyers@wlf.la.gov (337) 262-2080

2024 Current Issue: Renewable Energy for A Sustainable Future

NEW:  Louisiana Current Issue Study Guide 

NEW:  Current Issue PowerPoint


Station Contacts:

Edward O'Brien:  Edward.OBrien@la.gov  

Robin Narez:  Robin.Narez@LA.GOV


Oral Presentation Info


During the competition, teams will rotate through a series of stations managed by natural resource specialists in the five topic areas.  At each station, team members will be given a written test to complete. Each test is taken as a team with each team member participating in answering the questions. The team with the highest overall score wins.  Click here to view Current and Past Winners!   


  • Winners receive special recognition and monetary prizes.
  • It's fun!  Students gain a desire to learn more about the natural environment and stewardship of natural resources.  Students also learn critical thinking, cooperative problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Students learn how to apply resource management and ecology to complex environmental issues with hands on environmental experiences. 
  • The winning high school team meeting minimum score requirements may represent Louisiana in the NCF Envirothon competition, where students can win scholarships, cash and prizes! (Travel costs will be covered if sponsorship funding is available.)  


Organize a team!

Five students who are from the same school or are associated with an organized group (i.e. FFA, 4-H, science club, etc.). The team registration fee is $50. ***NEW! Travel assistance is available for long distance teams***.

2024 Registration Information 

Become a sponsor!

Envirothon is a success because of the partnership between academia, state government, and private entities to provide hands on environmental training for Louisiana students. You can help support Envirothon by becoming a financial sponsor. There are several sponsorship opportunities available including title sponsor ($5,000), major sponsor ($2,500), patron ($1,000), supporter ($500), and friend (under $500). Sponsors receive recognition on competition posters, promotional items, DEQ website, social media and through press releases. Please review the sponsorship options and decide which is best for your organization or company. In-kind contributions are also accepted. Details are listed in link below. Envirothon sponsors are partners in providing a quality environmental educational program for Louisiana students.   



Envirothon Partners & Sponsors


Major Sponsor:

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens



Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts

Louisiana Environmental Health Association

Louisiana Wildlife Federation





Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

Louisiana Department of Energy & Natural Resources
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Louisiana Environmental Education Commission
LSU School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
LSU Superfund Basic Research Program

Shreveport Aquarium
Southern University and A&M College- Urban Forestry Program



If you are interested in participating in Envirothon or becoming a financial sponsor, please contact Envirothon at laenvirothon@gmail.com or 225-219-0877.  

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