The 2020 South Puget Sound Regional competition will be held April 23rd at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge.

Intent on competing? Even if you are not sure which students you will be sending yet, Click here to pre-register your team


Click here to register as a volunteer!

The 2020 wildlife workshop is Feb. 15 at the Slater museum of Natural HISTORY

This free workshop invites high school students to learn and practice animal identification at the Slater Museum of Natural History (University of Puget Sound). Time: 11am - 1pm.

Click HERE to RSVP for the Wildlife workshop

Please register at least a week before the event so that we can secure supplies and send out relevant information in a timely manner.


More upcoming workshops this Spring

Forestry - March 14th, 10am to 1pm, at the Point Defiance Rhododendron Garden

Click HERE to RSVP for the Forestry workshop

Soil and Land Use - March 21st, 10am to 12pm, at Pierce Conservation District in Puyallup

Click HERE to RSVP for the Soils workshop

Aquatic Ecology - March 28th, 9am to 12pm, at Swan Creek Park

Click HERE to RSVP for the Aquatic Ecology Workshop

Water Resource Management (Current Issue) - April 4th with Tacoma Water, Details TBD

Envirothon 2020 workshops

Now Accepting designs for t-shirts

The contest for determining the design on the regional competition shirts is open and will close on March 20th, at 7pm.

T-Shirt Contest Guidelines

Click HERE to submit an entry

A Natural Resource Competition for High School Students

Envirothon is a nationwide program that brings together high school students interested in natural resources and environmental science. The fun and competitive spirit of Envirothon motivates students to learn about real-world problems and solutions, and culminates in regional competitions, followed by the Washington State competition, and the national competition every summer with teams coming from across the U.S. and Canada.
Teams from Pierce County participate in the South Puget Sound Regional event in April at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge against other teams of high school students from Thurston, Lewis, Kitsap, Mason, and Grays Harbor Counties. Teams rotate through a series of stations where they are tested on the topics of aquatics, forestry, soils/land use, and wildlife. In addition to these subjects, there is a featured issue every year, which is explored through a team presentation. 

Students from the Tacoma School District’s Science and Math Institute work together to answer questions at the Forestry station during the South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon Competition, May 2015.


The Pierce Conservation District is committed to encouraging the participation of local teams, and may be able to provide assistance in the form of study materials, transportation, or other support that a team might need. Plus, if a Pierce County team wins regionals, the District will pay the team’s registration for the state competition! 

For more information on what Envirothon is, how it works, how to form a team, or how to enter, contact Chris Towe at (253) 845-9770 ext 112 or ChrisT@Piercecd.org.

Members of the Tacoma School District’s Science and Math Institute’s Envirothon team study lichens, mosses, and algae with their advisor, Bethany Schmidt (second from left), in preparation of the regional competition.