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Columbus, OH 43212
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The ENVIROTHON is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. The Envirothon tests students’ knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology, current environmental issues and encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on a team is challenged to contribute their personal best, the score that counts at the end is the team score.

In Ohio, the Envirothon is sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD). Five “Area Envirothons” are conducted around Ohio late each spring. The top four teams from each of these Area competitions progress to the state contest in June.

2024 Area 5 Envirothon

Each year, natural resources professionals and environmental specialists devise Envirothon questions, and staff the test stations during the Area 5 Envirothon competition. Franklin Soil and Water assists local schools by providing presentations and resource materials to teams preparing for the competition. The current issue for the 2024 Envirothon is “ “Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.” Additional information can be found at 2024 NCF Envirothon - New York.

The 2024 Area 5 Envirothon is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Camp Oyo in Portsmouth, Ohio. Please visit the Area 5 Envirothon Website for study guides and for the most up to date information/resources for the Area 5 Envirothon. Additional study guides can also be found on the Area 4 Envirothon Website.

Franklin SWCD is able to provide presentations, resource materials to teams, and assist with registration costs for teams in Franklin County. Please contact us for additional information or to schedule a program.

Important Dates/Information

  • Registration Deadline: Friday March 29, 2024
  • Teams can register anytime, up to the day of the event, but may not receive a water bottle.
  • Cost to register with t-shirts: $30 (FSWCD and your municipality may be able to cover your registration fee – please contact us.)

  • Area 5 Envirothon Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
  • Location: Camp Oyo Boy Scout Camp, 168 Shawnee Road, Friendship, OH 45630

  • 2024 State Competition: June 3-5, 2024 at Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio
  • 2022 NCF Envirothon Competition: July 28-August 3, 2024 Geneva, New York

How Can My School Participate?

A team consists of five students, all from the same high school. High Schools can register up to 3 teams to compete. An adult advisor(s) will complete the Team Registration Form, but is not permitted to assist the team during the competition. Click Here to register your school.

Want to Get Involved?

It is our hope, as resource professionals, to push the minds of young people to realize the interrelationship of all living things and to look towards the future of resource management. We are always looking for Envirothon volunteers, mentors and sponsors. If you or your business are interested in becoming involved, please get in contact with our education team!