Young minds thrive on challenges! The annual Envirothon contest is a program designed to cultivate a desire to learn more about our natural environment through competitive events.

High school teams of 5 students complete on a regional level at a one-day event happening. The 2014 SW Regional Evirothon will be held at the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education (CASEE) in Brush Prairie, WA. Teams test their knowledge through both classroom and field-based curriculum in areas including aquatics, soils, forestry, fish & wildlife, and a current environmental issue/topic, which changes annually.

The winning team goes on to the state competition to be held in May 2014 in King County. The state winner then goes to nationals, where they're eligible for scholarships if they place as the top team. The 2014 national competition will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in July.

Additional information about the Envirothon program can be obtained by visiting the Washington State Envirothon web site and the Canon Envirothon web site.

The Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements related to the Envirothon competition can be viewed by clicking here.

The topic for the 2014 Envirothon competition is Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown.