Envirothon Goes Virtual

While students missed out on the outdoor hands-on experience, schools from across the state spent April 14-15 testing their natural resource knowledge through online written exams in the four stations, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils and Land Use and Wildlife.

The students students created a team presentation based on this year’s current issue: Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions. They had a little over three weeks to prepare their team presentation.

On Friday April 16th, Envirothon, both middle and high school teams presented their current issue solutions by Zoom to a panel judges made up of resource professionals.

Scores were totaled for each category and the overall high school winner with the highest combined score will move compete in the 2021 NCF-Envirothon hosted virtually by the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts July 25-28, 2021.

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First Place Winners

Overall Winners

High School: Slinger High School FFA
Middle School: Aldo Leopold Community School

Aquatic Ecology

High School: Sun Prairie High School FFA
Middle School: Aldo Leopold Community School


High School: Marshfield High School FFA
Middle School: Wildlands Middle School

Soils and Land Use

High School: Cochrane-Fountain City High School FFA and Sun Praire High School FFA (tie)
Middle School: Aldo Leopold Community School


High School: Slinger High School FFA
Middle School: Aldo Leopold Community School

Team Presentations

High School: Verona Area High School
Middle School: Wildlands Middle School

Final Score Sheet

View the final score sheet to see all team scores and rankings.

Meet the Overall High School Winners, Slinger High FFA Team

Ben McMeeken, Team Captain
(from left to right) Madi Jensen, Julianna Duerst, Hannah Hellesen, Austin Junk

Ben McMeeken, Junior
Ben serves as the Team Captain, and his career plans include Agricultural Education that integrates his strong passion for environmental science and natural resources.

Madi Jensen, Junior
Madi plans to attend William Woods U (MO), with a focus in equine science. Madi also participates on the Wildlife CDE with the FFA.

Julianna Duerst, Senior
Julianna is bound for Northland University for natural resources. She is also a Girl Scout, competed on Wildlife CDE with FFA and will try out for the Forestry competition

Hannah Hellesen, Junior
Hannah is an avid hunter, and is currently completing an Ecology and Conservation Management independent study for class.

Austin Junk, Senior
Austin will attend UWWC, and then transfer to UW-Eau Claire to study natural resources and biology. He is an avid fisherman, and is currently doing a Biology independent study that involves testing surface waters in the tri-county area every two weeks.

“Winning the Wisconsin Envirothon made us realize as a group that we do know a lot about conservation and the environment, and we should spread out knowledge to other students as we are the future of conservation.”

Slinger High FFA on the National Stage

This stellar group of students has represented Wisconsin on the national stage multiple times this year, and we're proud to support the next generation of environmental stewards!

Slinger High School FFA moved on to represent Wisconsin at the 2021 Virtual NCF-Envirothon, held virtually in July 2021.

The Slinger Team showcased their speaking talents in the Overall Orals Final, placing 5th out of 41 teams. The 2021 Current Issue was “Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions.” Students were given the scenario for their presentations one week prior to the competition and gave their 20-minute presentations via Zoom to a panel of judges.

The Slinger FFA Environmental Science CDE Team also achieved silver status at the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben McMeeken earned gold ranking as an individual.

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North Central Land & Water Conservation Association
Lake Winnebago Land & Water Area Association


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