The Thurston Conservation District hosts the South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon competition annually each spring at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. This year’s competition will take place on Tuesday, April 24th.


Rachel Nehemiah
AmeriCorps Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
(360) 754-3588, ext. 110

A huge thank you to the generous local sponsors of the 2018 competition! Thank you, Chehalis Tribe and Furniture Works, for your support of environmental education for our community’s youth!


Registration for the 2018 competition is closed. If you wish to be put on the mailing list to receive updates for next year’s competition, contact Rachel Nehemiah or fill out the form below.

What is Envirothon?

High school students compete in teams of five in a hands-on outdoor environmental science competition. Students get the chance to demonstrate their knowledge in in Soils, Forestry, Aquatics, Wildlife, and a current issue topic (this year’s is Western Rangeland Management).

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 (i.e. FFA). Last year’s competitors were: Bonney Lake HS, Sumner HS, and SAMI from Pierce, and North Thurston HS from Thurston.

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. Teams get access to workshops on relevant environmental topics preceding the event. The winning team gets to attend the state Envirothon, where they’ll compete for a chance to attend the international competition in Idaho.

2018 Timeline:

March 14th
Registration deadline for the regional Envirothon. To receive the registration packet, contact Rachel Nehemiah or fill out the form below.

April 24th
South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in Olympia.

May 23rd & 24th
Washington State Envirothon
Coconully Bible Camp in Okanogan.

July 22nd – 26th
International NCF Envirothon
Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

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