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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.

2023 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 2023 Envirothon is “Adapting to a Changing Climate.” Additional information can be found at 2023 NCF-Envirothon New Brunswick.

The 2023 Area 5 Envirothon is scheduled to be an in-person competition on Tuesday, April 25, 2022 at Lake Hope State Park in Plymouth, 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 (if ordering t-shirts): Thursday March 30, 2023
  • Teams can register anytime, up to the day of the event, but will not have the option of ordering t-shirts if registration occurs after March 30.
  • Cost to register with t-shirts: $30 (FSWCD and your municipality may be able to cover your registration fee – please contact us)
  •  Cost to register without t-shirts is free

  • Area 5 Envirothon Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Location: Lake Hope State Park: Park Rd 9 New Plymouth, OH 45654

  • 2023 State Competition: June 12-13, 2023 at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio
  • 2022 NCF Envirothon Competition: July 23-29, 2023 Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada

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!