About the Envirothon

What is the Envirothon???

The Ohio Area 2 Envirothon is a competitive, academic, outdoor team event for high school students which tests their knowledge in five areas:  Aquatic Ecology, Current Environmental Issues (CEI), Forestry, Soils and Wildlife.  The event is designed to stimulate and reinforce the students interest in our environment and our natural resources while encouraging cooperative decision making, team building and problem solving.  The 2024 CEI is " Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future" 

Students who participate gain a greater awareness of natural resources and environmental issues, a better understanding of interrelationships between living and non-living components of the environment and an increased interest in further science study. Teams consist of five members from the same school and though each student contributes his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of the day is the TEAM score. An adult advisor must accompany the team, but is not permitted to assist the team  during competition. Competiton is held rain or shine, sleet or snow. 

The four top scoring teams then progress on to the State Envirothon Competition where the winning team then goes on to compete in the North American Envirothon Competition

The Area 2 Envirothon encourages young people to become action-oriented members of society and promotes the spirit of inquiry, competition and excellence. 

Test questions and study material for the Envirothon are prepared and assembled by natural resource professionals from a variety of agencies, organizations, universities, and businesses. These individuals also staff the various resource stations at each competition and our goals and objectives, include:




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