How Envirothon Started

The L.I. Envirothon is the local component of the New York State Envirothon. It all began in Pennsylvania in 1979, then known as the Environmental Olympics, originating as a tool for assisting teachers in integrating environmental studies into their science curriculums. Its popularity quickly grew, developing into an international event with more states becoming involved each year.

​New York State held its first Envirothon in 1990 and Long Island joined the excitement in 1999.
Today, most of the United States and Canadian provinces participate in the Canon Envirothon, reaching more than 500,000 students annually. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, enthusiastic students, devoted teachers, and generous supporters, the Envirothon continues to promote environmental studies in our schools.

Past Long Island Regional Envirothons

  • 1999 Connetquot State Park
  • 2000 Belmont State Park
  • 2001 Belmont State Park
  • 2002 Belmont State Park
  • 2003 Belmont State Park
  • 2004 St. John's University, Oakdale Campus
  • 2005 St. John's University, Oakdale Campus
  • 2006 St. John's University, Oakdale Campus
  • 2007 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • 2008 Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts
  • 2009 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  •  2010 Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts
  • 2011 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • 2012 Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts
  • 2013 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • 2014 Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts
  • 2015 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • 2016 Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts
  • 2017 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • 2018 Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts
  • 2019 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • ​2021 Virtual