Envirothon is North America’s largest and fastest growing environmental education program. The Nova Scotia Envirothon program was established in 1993 to challenge high school students and educators to look at the natural resources our great province has to offer, in a combined classroom and hands-on atmosphere. The four main areas of study for the program include forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and aquatic ecology. Each year there is a fifth ‘current environmental issues’ topic selected (examples of past topics include: Local/Sustainable Agriculture, Acid Rain and Biodiversity in a Changing World). The current environmental issues topic for 2016 is Invasive Species.