The Envirothon is an international, academic, outdoor competition for high school students, which is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources. The Envirothon tests students' knowledge of natural resources in five categories: Soils, Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatics, and Current Environmental Issues. Students compete through team problem solving activities. While each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score.

2020 Current Environmental Issue: Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions

Five Area Envirothons are conducted around Ohio each spring. The top four teams from each of these Area competitions progress to the Ohio Envirothon in June. This state level contest is held in a different part of Ohio each year. The top-scoring team in the Ohio Envirothon is eligible to compete in the International Envirothon, hosted by a different state or province each year.

Don't miss this great opportunity for your students!

2020 State Competition: Lake Erie College,391 West Washington Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077, Sunday, June 7 - Tuesday, June 9 2020 - click here for a 5-minute video on Envirothon

2020 National Competition: The 2020 national NCF Envirothon Competition will be held July 28-August 2 at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. To learn more about the NCF Envirothon Competition, visit www.envirothon.org.

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More example tests are available by request.

Thanks to all 45 teams who competed in the 2019 Envirothon!!

Congratulations to the top four teams who will go on to the State competition in June!

Top four teams:
1. Boardman Hawks - Mahoning County
2. Perry High School - Lake County
3. Chardon Red - Geauga County
4. Amory Lovins Appreciation Society from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School - Cuyahoga County

Top scores in each category:

  • Soils - Chardon Red - Geauga County
  • Forestry - Boardman Hawks - Mahoning County
  • Aquatics - Boardman Hawks - Mahoning County
  • Wildlife - Amory Lovins Appreciation Society from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School - Cuyahoga County
  • Current Environmental Issue - Perry High School - Lake County