A Natural Resource Competition for High School Students
Envirothon is a nationwide program that brings together high school students interested in natural resources and environmental science. The fun and competitive spirit of Envirothon motivates students to learn about real-world problems and solutions, and culminates in regional competitions, followed by the Washington State competition, and the national competition every summer with teams coming from across the U.S. and Canada.
Teams from Pierce County participate in the South Puget Sound Regional event against other teams of high school students from Thurston, Lewis, Kitsap, Mason, and Grays Harbor Counties. Teams rotate through a series of stations where they are tested on the topics of aquatics, forestry, soils/land use, and wildlife. In addition to these subjects, there is a featured current issue every year, chosen by the national competition host, which is explored through a team presentation.
Workshops are an excellent way to get more hands-on learning for the subjects tested on during the competition. These workshops are entirely optional but highly encouraged. Click the buttons below to learn more and register!
Study bins are available for teams to rent to prepare for the competition. These bins include the tools and materials that will be used during the competition. There is one study bin for each of the 4 main subjects of Envirothon: aquatics, forestry, soils/land use, and wildlife.