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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614


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 his or her 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) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). 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.

2018 Envirothon

Each year, Franklin Soil and Water assists local schools with the competition while natural resource and environmental specialists from many agencies, organizations, colleges, universities, park districts and businesses devise the Envirothon questions and staff the various test stations.

The theme for the 2018 Envirothon is "Western Rangeland Management". Teams from central and southern Ohio will compete on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Liberty Park in Hillsboro, Ohio, which is in Highland County. More information and a tentative schedule can be found on the 2018 Save The Date.

How Can My School Participate?

A team consists of five students, all from the same high school. An adult advisor(s) must accompany the team, but is not permitted to assist the team during the competition. To register your school, please email Linda Pettit, our Environmental Education Specialist, or by calling (614) 486-9613. 

Want to Get Involved?

We are currently looking for Envirothon Sponsors! If you or your business is interested in becoming a team sponsor of the Envirothon, you can find out how to do so through the Sponsorship flyer or you can sign-up directly through Eventbrite.