2024 Competition Information

When: April 16th, 2024

Where: Squaxin Park, Olympia, WA

Current Events Topic: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future

Register a Team Here!

Registration deadline is Thursday, February 29th, 2024.

Through the NCF Diversity grant teams can apply for funding to help mitigate transportation costs to this year’s competition. Transportation funding request applications are encouraged and will be evaluated on a need-based criteria, however not all requests will be awarded due to limited availability. Click here to apply for transportation funding.

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.


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

Interested in Volunteering at Envirothon?

We would love help from you at our South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon Event. We need volunteers help from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm to assist with set up/ take down, judging the oral presentation, and serving as test-proctors for the hands on stations. 

Sign-up to Volunteer!


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 2024 Current issue- Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future

Students can check out team trainings and webinars and other great resources to 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?

Sam Nadell
South Sound GREEN Senior Program Specialist

You can also use our contact form.