Washington State Envirothon is an annual environmental and natural resource competition for high school students organized by Washington Conservation Districts. Teams of students compete in five natural resource topic areas, engage with diverse environmental issues, and learn from natural resource professionals. Envirothon participants gain valuable teamwork, communication, and public speaking skills in addition to knowledge and training in ecology and natural resource management principles and practices. Many students step away from the Envirothon experience excited about learning and motivated to pursue careers in environmental studies, environmental law, natural sciences, and natural resource management.
The 2022 Northwest Regional Envirothon competition will be held in person on March 24, 2022, at the Brightwater Environmental Education Center in Woodinville. Top teams will move on to compete in the Washington State Envirothon Competition in late May. More details on the state competition are coming soon. The statewide winner will represent Washington at the national competition, held in Ohio this July (subject to change due to COVID-19).
King Conservation District (KCD) is recruiting King County educators and high school students interested in participating in this year’s NW Regional competition. As your local conservation district, KCD will be a helpful resource throughout participating teams’ Envirothon journey. KCD can help organize virtual presentations, curriculum, and workshops with technical experts to help support teams through the Envirothon journey.
The Washington State Committee will be keeping a close eye on statewide COVID safety protocols and are prepared to accommodate regional and statewide competitions to ensure the health and safety of all involved.
For more details on the upcoming competition, please visit waenvirothon.org/current-competition. If you would like to learn more or have questions, please contact Rosie McGoldrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-379-5258.
Rosie joined KCD in October as the Education Events and Technology Specialist serving through the Washington Service Corps.