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 the last week of April in the 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 international 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


Here is a presentation showing students competing in the Envirothon



2019 Events:

  • Area 5 Envirothon will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at O.O. McIntyre Park District/Raccoon Creek County Park, Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Ohio Envirothon will be held on Sunday, June 9 through Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio


For all of the details on how your school can join this exciting event, click here.


2017 Area 5 Envirothon winning team – Delaware Area Career Center.

The Delaware Area Career Center team competed in the 2017 Ohio Envirothon which was held at Ohio Christian University.

Aquatics Station

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