Important Update

To contribute to the wellness of our staff, volunteers, and community our South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon has been cancelled. We look forward to holding this exciting event again next year!

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.


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.

Why compete?

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.

Teachers/Sponsors: 

Once you have formed a team and are ready to register for the regional competition, you may fill out this online form and sign up for updates here.

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.

Resources

Check out these great resources to help your team prepare for Envirothon.

Learn more about Washington State Envirothon. Adult advisors check out the Washington State Envirothon Handbook.

Learn more about Envirothon 2020 Current issue- Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions.

Students check out these great resources. Learn more about Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, and Wildlife.  Take a practice test using these past year exams.

Soils: Soils Exam; Soils Exam ANSWERS

Aquatics: Aquatics Exam; Aquatics Exam ANSWERS

Forestry: Forestry Exam; Forestry Exam ANSWERS

Wildlife: Wildlife Exam; Wildlife Exam ANSWERS


Interested in learning more about Envirothon?

 

Kiana Sinner
Community Outreach Assistant
ksinner@thurstoncd.com
360-754-3588, ext. 105

You can also use our contact form.