Take the Envirothon Challenge in 2023!
The Area 2 Envirothon will be held April 26, 2023 at
Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club
295 Town Line Rd. 151, Norwalk, OH 44857
This event is hosted by Huron County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
What is the National Conservation Foundation – Area 2 Envirothon?
Envirothon is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. A competitive outdoor team event, Envirothon offers a unique and enjoyable learning experience. A team consists of 5 students, all from the same school. An adult advisor (or advisors) must accompany the team, but is not permitted to assist the team during the competition.
Envirothon tests students’ knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. The current environmental issue for 2023 is “Adapting to a Changing Climate”. In addition, Envirothon encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score.
Five Area Envirothons are conducted around Ohio each spring. The top four teams from each of the Area competitions progress to the Ohio Envirothon in June held in a different part of the state each year. The 2023 Ohio Envirothon will be held at Defiance College in Defiance on June 11, 12, and 13. The top-scoring team in the Ohio Envirothon is eligible to compete in the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon, hosted by a different state or Canadian province every year. The 2023 National Conservation Foundation Envirothon will be held at Mount Allison University, Sackville (Tantramar), New Brunswick, Canada on July 23-29. For more information, go to www.envirothon.org.
In Ohio, Envirothon is sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Natural resource and environmental specialists from many agencies, organizations, colleges, universities, park districts and businesses devise the Envirothon questions and staff the various testing ecostations.
The Ohio Envirothon is financed by grants, donations from businesses and through contributions to the Don Rehl Memorial Envirothon Fund. Many local businesses also provide services and products in support of Area and Ohio Envirothons.