Envirothon is a competitive learning event for high school-aged students. Envirothon tests the student’s knowledge of environmental resources including aquatics, soils, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues. “Like” the Indiana Envirothon on Facebook and check out the NCF Envirothon site.

How Envirothon works

Teams of five students, representing a school or organization, compete by answering questions and by studying resource problems in each of the five environmental areas. Before the competition, students study, with their advisors, to develop a greater understanding the environment.

At the Envirothon competition, students test their knowledge under the supervision of environmental instructors. Students use teamwork to develop creative solutions to environmental problems.

Envirothon Brochure (pdf)

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Indiana Envirothon appreciates the support of the following sponsors of our 2019 Competition. This support helps make the Indiana contest a quality event for high school students across the state.

The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
Hoosier National Forest
Indiana Society of American Foresters
Smithfield Foods


2018 Indiana Envirothon Competition
by Jeri Ziliak, District Coordinator, Posey County Soil & Water Conservation District

This year’s Indiana Envirothon Competition was held at the end of April at the Beck Agricultural Center at Purdue University.  Thank goodness it was a bright, albeit chilly, day up north.  17 teams from around the state who were 1st, 2nd and possibly 3rd place winners from their local Regional Envirothon contests competed for the honor of representing Indiana at the NCF Envirothon competition in late July at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

The Envirothon gives high school students the opportunity to prove their knowledge of various environmental issues and one current issue.  Areas include soils, water, forestry and wildlife.  This year’s current issue dealt with Rangeland.  The goal is to build awareness and the contest helps show tomorrow’s leaders the positive and negative effects that individual actions have on the environment.  Students understand the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources, realize environmental interactions and interdependencies and know who to turn to concerning environmental matters.  Hopefully, the students also have fun while becoming environmentally aware during the competition.

Students compete for awards in three areas – written, oral and overall. There is a hands-on portion of the contest included in the written scores.  This year’s winners in the Written division were Rossville – Hannah, 1st place; Gibson Homeschoolers, 2nd place and Noblesville 3rd place.  The winners in the Oral Presentations were Rossville – Idaho, 1st place; Rossville – Hannah, 2nd place and Gibson Homeschool 3rd place.  Overall winners were Rossville – Hannah 1st place; Rossville – Idaho, 2nd place and 3rd place went to Gibson Homeschool.  The Rossville – Hannah students will represent Indiana at the NCF Envirothon contest July 22 – 28th at the Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

2019 Indiana Envirothon Resources (All are PDF documents)

View the TOP FOUR Team Presentations from the 2017 Indiana State Envirothon competition below:



Each year, Envirothon provides more and more students with a chance to get “up-close and personal” with North America’s natural resources. Envirothon offers both in-class curriculum and hands-on field experiences focused around ecology, natural resource management and current environmental issues. This unique combination of learning experiences and breadth of study is part of what has made the Envirothon a huge success with students and educators across the United States and Canada.

To learn more about the North American Envirothon, explore the information and resources available on their website.