Environmental Competition for High School Students

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. Regional competitions take place throughout the state in the spring of each year, and the state competition is held in mid-May.  The Washington State Envirothon champion team wins the opportunity to travel to the NCF Envirothon to compete against other winning teams from the United States and Canada. 

The fun and competitive spirit of Envirothon motivates students to learn about real-world environmental problems and solutions. Today's Envirothon students will become tomorrow's leaders in stewarding Washington State's natural resources.

Congratulations to the 2019 regional winners from Cascade high school in Everett!

Congratulations to the 2018 Snohomish county winning team from Stanwood High School!

Cascade High School, 2019 State COMPETITION, Working hard at the Aquatics station!


Save the Date! The Regional Competition will be March 25, 2020 at Brightwater

2020 Envirothon

The 2020 Reginal Competition will be held on March 25, 2020, hosted by King Conservation District.

Location: Brightwater Center, Woodinville

The 2020 State competition location and dates are TBD

The special topic for the 2020 Envirothon is: Water Resources Management: Local Control & Local Solutions

The 2020 National Competition will be held July 26-August 1, 2020 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Basic Eligibility Info:

  • Team members must be registered in grades 9-12 for the current school year.

  • Teams must consist of five members from the same school, home school group, or local organization-  community clubs welcome, too!  

  • For more information about preparing for the competition, please visit the King Conservation District (KCD) Envirothon page.

  • An adult advisor must accompany teams and is responsible for the behavior of team members during meals, free time and other times not related to testing or preparation for competition.

  • The Regional Competition is held on a weekday. Teams will need to get an excused absence from school to participate in this all day science competition.

  • The State Competition was held on May 22 and 23 2019 in Carnation. Cascade High School represented Snohomish County. Ingraham High School in Seattle took first place in the state competition. Congratulations to them!

  • The North American Competition was held in July 2019.


Resources We Offer:


2019 Envirothon

The Regional Competition was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 and Cascade High School were the winners from Snohomish County and will represent our county at the state competition in May.

Location: Brightwater Environmental Education Center, Woodinville

Questions? Email: outreach@snohomishcd.org or call Lily at (425) 377-7023

The special topic for the 2019 Envirothon was: Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World

Topic Details:

https://www.envirothon.org/the-competition/current-competition

Current Topic Resources:

CAscade High School’s 2019 team

CAscade High School’s 2019 team