West Region Envirothon

Welcome to Manitoba Envirothons! 

The Manitoba Envirothon combines the excitement of team competition with the challenge of learning about the environment; providing hands-on field experience while building problem solving, team work and public speaking skills. The competition has been running in Manitoba since 1996; growing over the years to include 2,900+ participants competing in five regions. Teams with the highest marks can move on to compete at Provincial and National events, also earning the opportunity to be awarded bursuries and scholarships.

April 2017 marked the first ever Envirothon event coming to Brandon for the newly established West Region. Riverbank Inc. was pleased to partner with the Manitoba Forestry Association to bring the educational competition to the Riverbank Discovery Centre, which was a definate success in its inaugural year, and we look forward to making this an annual event for Westman high school students. The 2017 topic was Agriculture Soil & Water Conservation Stewardship.

April 2018 marked the 2nd Annual West Regional Envirothon at Brandon Riverbank Inc. We were happy to welcome 40 high school students to the Discovery Centre. The 2018 topic was Climate Change in the North where provincials were held in Churchill.

The Envirothon takes students out onto the trails where they work through several challenging field tests as well as an oral presentation, all of which focus on four main environmental areas; Wildlife Ecology, Aquatics Ecology, Soils & Geology, Plant Ecology, as well as a fifth theme topic that change year to year.

To learn more about regional and/ or provincial Envirothon competitions please visit the Manitoba Forestry Association website.

Volunteer with Envirothon

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer and love the great outdoors this all day event is for you. To volunteer please contact our program coordinator at 201-717-8802 or at danielle@riverbank.mb.ca.


2020 Envirothon 

Brandon Riverbank was cancel due to COVID-19. We were very sad to cancel such an amazing, hand on experience connecting students with nature. With that said though we are already looking to plan 2021!  


2019 Envirothon 

Brandon Riverbank was pleased to host the 3rd Annual West Regional Envirothon at the Riverbank Discovery Centre on Tuesday, April 16th! This year’s theme topic was Environmental Awareness, with the provincial event being held in Winnipeg, MB, at Camp Assiniboia on May 23rd-25th. Several Westman teams will be making the trip to the provincial event and we bid them good luck and safe travels!


The Riverbank crew would like to congratulate all the teams who participated in the 2019 West Regional Envirothon! These students are to be commended for their passion for environmental studies and dedication to learning ways in which they can become engaged and knowledgeable leaders in environmental issues.

Volunteers & Sponsors

Many thanks as well to the many volunteers who contributed to making the day a grand success. Further thanks to this year’s sponsors for your generous support – your contributions are greatly appreciated!

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