2021 Event Information

Team Registration Now Open! WA Statewide Envirothon Competition

The Washington State Envirothon is an annual natural resources competition in which high school youth demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills on the topics of aquatic ecology, forestry, soils/land use, and wildlife.  

With last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19, the Washington State Envirothon committee is looking forward to this year’s competition and have made accommodations to support remote and hybrid teaching. To best ensure the health and safety of all involved,  Envirothon 2021 will be a statewide virtual competition with no regional competitions or in-person field days.  

Thinking of advising an Envirothon team? Check out our Envirothon 101 for Teachers webinar recording to learn more about what it takes to be an adviser for an Envirothon team and to participate.

Why participate in Envirothon?  
The fun and competitive spirit of Envirothon motivates teams to learn about real-world environmental problems and solutions. Natural resource experts design and administer competition tests and activities. 
Team members get the opportunity to meet experts in natural resource management and learn about careers in the environmental field while competing. Today’s Envirothon team members will become tomorrow’s natural resource and conservation leaders.  

The Washington State Envirothon champion team wins the opportunity to participate in the virtual 2021 NCF Envirothon competition held in July. Find more information on the NCF-Envirothon competition here.

When is the WA State Envirothon Competition? 
The competition is virtual and will be held on May 17-21, 2021. Teams compete over 2-day allotments, on either Monday & Tuesday, May 17-18, or Weds & Thurs, May 19-20. Each team is assigned test-taking and presentation time slots ahead of time. All participating teams will join a closing ceremony where the winner will be announced.

How does a team register for WA State Envirothon?

Now is the time to talk with your teachers, classes, clubs, and friends to form a team for the 2021 Envirothon competition. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one team per school as of now. The updated deadline is now Wednesday, March 24, 2021.  

What study resources are available for Envirothon Teams?  
For online and study resources for teams, please reference the Aquatic EcologyForestry, Soils and Land Use, and Wildlife Resources pages. The WA Envirothon committee will also be holding trainings and webinars to help teams prepare for the competition. We will update our website as these trainings become available. Find your local conservation district contact and regional sponsor here.