ENVIROTHON – A competition for high school students

The Envirothon is a high school environmental competition in which students compete in teams of five, answering hands-on, on-site questions about wildlife, forestry, soils, and aquatics. Delaware County teams compete in the Spring in an Area competition, which is held in the southern/central part of Ohio with the exact location changing each year. The top four teams at the Area competition advance to the Ohio Envirothon, held in mid-June. Teams at the Ohio Envirothon compete for prize money and a trip to the bi-national, Envirothon competition.

 

Envirothon Goals:

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills about natural resources
  • Stimulate, reinforce, and enhance interest in environmental sciences
  • A chance for high school students to work together as a team
  • An opportunity to meet other students interested in the environment
  • Time to meet professionals in different environmental fields

 


2020 Area 5 Envirothon

Date: Tuesday, May 5

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Location: Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 St. Rte. 674 North, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Issue: Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions

Registration Fee: $30 per team.

Visit the Area 5 Envirothon website for more information, or email Erin Wolfe, Outreach Coordinator, at ewolfe@co.delaware.oh.us.

 

2020 Ohio Envirothon

Date: Sunday, June 7-Tuesday, June 9

Location: Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH 44077

Stay tuned for more information, or visit the Ohio Envirothon website.

 

Aquatics Station

Management strategies of surface and ground water resources, food chains and other relationships may be tested.

Soil Station

Soils questions refer to the origin and nature (texture, composition, etc.) of soil, soil survey, soil pit, and general uses, conservation and restrictions of soils.

Wildlife Station

Hunting, trapping, and habitat management for certain animal species may be questioned.