2001 Texas Envirothon

Brazoswood High School Wins First Texas Envirothon

The first Texas Envirothon was held on April 27 and 28, 2001, in Nacogdoches. First place honors went to Brazoswood High School, second place was earned by Lubbock High School, and third place went to the team from Nacogdoches High School. Brazoswood High School represented Texas in the International Canon Envirothon, which was held in Jackson, Miss.

Awards are given to the top scoring teams on the field/written exam, by topic, and for the top team in the oral presentations. The winners were: Lubbock High School in the areas of aquatics with 66.7 points and oral presentation with 161.3; Brazoswood High School in the areas of forestry with 61.3 points; soils with 52.2 points, and tying with Lubbock in the current issue, and oral presentation with 161.3 points; Miami High School tied with Brazoswood High School in the area of soils; and Hallsville High School and Nacogdoches High School tied in the area of wildlife with 81.8 points.

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  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Arthur Temple School of Forestry/Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Environmental Institute of Houston/University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Tyler Junior College
  • USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Texas Agricultural Extension Service
  • Texas Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Texas Forest Service
  • Texas Forestry Association


  • Camp Powers
  • Tucker Center/Forest Resources Institute
  • Stephen F. Austin State University


  Learning Objectives

Urban Nonpoint Source Pollution-Household/Home Site

  1. Know the definitions of pollution, point source pollution, and nonpoint source pollution.
  2. Be able to describe the differences between point source pollution and nonpoint source pollution.
  3. Identify types of urban nonpoint source pollution (UNPS).
  4. Be able to cite examples of both point source and nonpoint source pollution.
  5. Identify major causes of urban nonpoint source pollution.
  6. Identify the main contaminants of both surface and groundwater.
  7. Know the definition of a watershed.
  8. Understand local watersheds impact in the problem.
  9. Identify the local, state, and federal agencies involved in monitoring and regulating UNPS.
  10. Explain measures taken to reduce specific types of UNPS.
  11. Identify what the expression "Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)" represents.
  12. State the objective of the Clean Water Act.
  13. State the process by which a pollutant is delivered to a body of water.
  14. Be able to cite major federal laws/acts concerning both NPS and UNPS
  15. Compare urban vs. rural NPS pollution
  16. Recognize the economic impact caused by UNPS
  17. Understand the impact on natural resources.

Current Issue for 2001: Urban Nonpoint Source Pollution-Household/Home Site

   Participating Schools

Twelve teams participated in the first Texas Envirothon.

  • Brazoswood High School, Freeport
  • Buna High School, Buna
  • Gilmer High School, Gilmer
  • Hallsville High School, Hallsville
  • Hull-Daisetta High School, Daisetta
  • Longview High School, Longview
  • Lubbock High School, Lubbock
  • Magnolia High School, Magnolia
  • Meridian High School, Meridian
  • Miami High School, Miami
  • Nacogdoches High School, Nacogdoches
  • N. Lamar High School, Paris
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