The contest is split into 5 testing categories: Soils, Forestry, Aquatics, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issue- in 2024 the topic is "Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future".
Tri-County Envirothon- April 9, 2024 at Taft Reserve South in Licking County
Area 3 Envirothon- April 24, 2024 at Glenford Fort Preserve in Perry County
Ohio State Envirothon- TBD
North American Envirothon- July 28 - August 3, 2024 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
High School (grades 9-12)
The Envirothon is an annual competition held each spring. High school teams consisting of five students compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science, conservation and natural resources management. Teams exercise their training and problem-solving skills in a competition centered on four categories: soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife, as well as a current environmental issue. There are four Envirothon competitions yearly for high school teams:
1) Tri-County Envirothon - A friendly, non-sanctioned, practice competition with high school teams within Licking, Muskingum, and Perry Counties. Schools can bring as many teams as they wish and middle school teams are welcome to join. The Tri-County Envirothon is generally held in early April.
2) Area 3 Envirothon - Four teams from each school may compete in the Area 3 competition. The top four teams qualify to represent Area 3 at the State Envirothon in June. The Area 3 competition is generally held in late April.
3) State Envirothon - Five Area Envirothons are conducted around Ohio each spring. The top four teams from each of the Area competitions progress to the Ohio Envirothon in June. The Ohio Envirothon is a 3-day event, incorporating a team presentation requirement that further challenges all participating students. The state level Ohio Envirothon is held in a different part of Ohio each year.
4) North American Envirothon - The top-scoring team in the Ohio Envirothon is eligible to compete in the North American Envirothon, hosted by a different state or Canadian province every year.
Middle School Envirothon (grades 6-8)
Middle School Envirothon prepares student for the High School level competition while learning more about the environment and Earth's natural resources. The Middle School Envirothon is held in conjunction with the Tri-County Envirothon.
Study Resources for High School Students
Study resources for Envirothon can be found at https://www.envirothon.org/.