What is the Envirothon?

The Envirothon is a yearly competition for students in grades 9-12 to demonstrate their knowledge of the environment and natural resources. Students, in teams of 5, are tested on their knowledge of soil and land use, wildlife, forestry, aquatic ecology, and a current environmental issue.

The contest is a great opportunity for students to gain practical, hands-on skills that will be useful throughout their careers. Students have the chance to improve their teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving while participating. Envirothon connects students to professional, seasoned experts, inspiring the next generation of environmental professionals.


Current Issue: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future

Related resources: 
Stark SWCD’s Envirothon resources
Cuyahoga SWCD’s Envirothon resources
Past Tests with answers from 2019
  (towards bottom of page)

**** If busing costs are a concern, some teachers are looking into options to share costs and rides. Contact our office and we can connect teachers to one another to help figure out options. ****


Coloring Contest

This year’s coloring contest is open! 

Medina County Earth Day Festival holds an annual coloring contest. It is open to kindergarten – sixth grades. Prizes will be awarded at the Earth Day Event in April located at Buffalo Creek Retreat.  Prizes will be for first and second places in five categories; Kindergarten and first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades.  For PDF click HERE. For JPG click HERE

Contest Rules:
1. Students can use any 2D materials such as crayon, colored pencils, markers, collage, etc. (no digital).
2. Students must independently color their entry.
3. Entry form must be filled out.
4. Entries must be received by March 15.
 Mail entries to Medina County SWCD, 6090 Wedgewood Road, Medina, Ohio 44256

Poster Contest

An annual NACD and NACD Auxiliary poster contest  that is open to youth in grades K-12.  It provides students with a chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative.  It is open to public, private and home-schooled students. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes and advance to the state level contest.

Theme for 2024 is ” May The Forest Be With You.”  
2024 Hand-drawn poster contest rules coming soon.

Deadline: May 6th, 2024

*** Mail or drop off posters by May 6th  to Medina SWCD, 6090 Wedgewood Rd, Medina, Ohio 44256 ***

Contest Rules:

  • Media: paint, crayon, colored pencil, stickers, paper, and other 2 dimensional supplies
  • Size: 8.5”x11” and packaged so poster remains flat in mail
  • All posters are to be created by an individual student, not a team of students
  • A signed entry form needs to be taped on the poster’s back to be eligible
  • Entries are due by May 6th

Medina SWCD awards: 1st place-$25, 2nd place- $15, 3rd place-$10

SWCD Evaluation:
Conservation message (50%), Visual layout (30%), Originality (10%), General Appeal (10%)
Winners will be entered into the national contest.

For questions contact Abby Costilow at 330-722-9318

For details visit NACD’s contest page.