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2017 Texas Envirothon

April 8–10, 2017

  • 1st Place: Academy of Science and Technology
  • 2nd Place: Science Academy of South Texas
  • 3rd Place: Richardson High School
Area of Study Top Score School, Team
Aquatics 84/100 Clear Lake High School, Falcons
Forestry 88/100 Academy of Science and Technology, Osprey
Soils 72/100 Academy of Science and Technology, Osprey
Wildlife 62/100 Science Academy of South Texas, Maroon
Current Issue 84/100 Science Academy of South Texas, Maroon
Oral Presentation 91.30/100 Academy of Science and Technology, Wolf Spider

Financial support for the event was provided by conservation districts and natural resource related agencies and businesses from across Texas.

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • LyondellBasell
  • Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
  • NCF-Envirothon/U.S. Forest Service
  • Texas Forestry Association Education Fund
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake/Environmental Institute of Houston
  • Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Harris County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Native American Seed
  • Texas Association for Environmental Education


  • Llano River Field Station TTU Center at Junction
  • South Llano River State Park
Participating Schools

Twenty-two teams representing 15 Texas high schools participated in the three-day competition.

  • Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands
  • Klein Collins High School, Spring
  • Clear Falls High School, League City
  • Clear Lake High School, Houston
  • Junction High School, Junction
  • East Central High School, San Antonio
  • J. Frank Dobie High School, Pasadena
  • East Early College High School, Houston
  • Richardson High School, Richardson
  • Rio Hondo High School, Rio Hondo
  • St. John’s School, Houston
  • The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands
  • Science Academy of South Texas, Mercedes
  • Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School, Pharr
  • College Park High School, The Woodlands

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Current Issue: Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship

Key Topics

  1. Soil and Water Conservation best management practices; their purpose and implementation.
  2. How are soil and water conservation best management practices interrelated to the management of wildlife, forestry and aquatic systems?
  3. How do agriculturists maintain a balance between their quality of life versus the quality of the environment?

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and recommend soil and water conservation best management practices in agriculture.
  2. Describe the role of the federal government in conservation programs that benefit both agricultural producers and the environment.
  3. Identify the concept of soil quality/health to provide the needed functions for the conservation planning process.
  4. Identify various types of soil erosion and utilize different methods to estimate and predict soil erosion to assess land use impacts.
    • RUSLE equation
    • Aerial Photographs
    • Topographic Maps
    • Soil Maps
    • USDA Classification System
    • Soil Surveys
  5. Explain why land-use planning is important to our ecosystems and to our economy to achieve sustainable agriculture.


  • Texas Envirothon

    Phone: 281-283-3045

    North Office Annex
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 540
    Houston, TX 77058-1002