The Thurston Conservation District hosts the South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon competition annually each spring at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. If you are interested in volunteering at this exciting event sign-up here or sign-up for relevant notifications here. If you are interested in registering a team fill out this online form here.
Community Outreach Assistant
(360) 754-3588, ext. 105
What is Envirothon?
Envirothon is the largest hands-on, outdoor environmental science competition for high school students. Students compete in teams of five to demonstrate their knowledge in Soils, Forestry, Aquatics, Wildlife, and a current issue topic.
Who can compete?
Students grade 9-12 from Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Thurston, and Pierce Counties. Students must be from the same school, home school group, or local organization (ex. FFA). The winning team from EACH county gets to attend the Washington State Envirothon.
Participation in Envirothon is a huge boost to a student’s résumé or college application. Students get to be part of a team and meet other young people from around the south sound who are interested in environmental science. The competition is proctored by professionals working in natural resources, giving students exposure to careers in the field. Teams get access to workshops on relevant environmental topics preceding the event. The winning teams get to attend the state Envirothon, where they’ll compete for a chance to attend the international competition in Idaho.
Interested in Volunteering at Envirothon?
We would love help from you at our South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon Event. We need volunteers help from 7:00am-3:00pm to assist with set up/ take down, judging the oral presentation, serving as test-proctors for the hands on stations, and assistance with keeping the day moving smoothly. Sign-up to volunteer here.
Check out these great resources to help your team prepare for Envirothon.
Learn more about Envirothon 2020 Current issue- Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions.