Pennsylvania Envirothon Mission

The Envirothon is an environmental education program made available to Pennsylvania Conservation Districts in partnership with related state and federal agencies and other organizations. The Envirothon program is designed to test high school students’ knowledge of Pennsylvania’s natural resources and environmental sciences. The program emphasizes the importance of environmental sensitivity while stressing a need to achieve a social, ecological, and economic balance. The Pennsylvania Envirothon provides future generations with the ability to be better equipped to address the complex natural resource concerns facing today’s world as well as the challenges of tomorrow.

Envirothon Competition

Envirothons are held every spring in counties across Pennsylvania. Participating high schools provide teams of up to five students who are tested in five subject areas or “ecosystem” areas including aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current issue. A different current environmental issue is selected every year. The winning team from each county is eligible to participate in the State-wide Envirothon and possibly the National Envirothon.

Dauphin County Envirothon

The Dauphin County Conservation District has hosted the Dauphin County Envirothon since 1990.  The event is held at the Conservation District each spring.  Funding for the Envirothon is provided by the Conservation District and contributions from local businesses.  If you are interested being a sponsor for the Dauphin County Envirothon, call the Conservation District at 717-921-8100.

The 2018 Dauphin County Envirothon will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  The current issue for 2018 is Benefits of Grassland and Pastureland Management. The 2018 Teacher Resource Booklet can be found here:

  2018 Teacher Resource Packet

Training resources can be found on the Pennsylvania State Envirothon website: http://www.envirothonpa.org/station-training/

2017 Dauphin County Envirothon

In 2017, the District hosted the 28th Annual Dauphin County Envirothon on April 26, 2017 at the Dauphin County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center, Dauphin, PA. Participating in the 2017 event were teams of students from Central Dauphin High School, Central Dauphin East High School, Hershey High School, Lower Dauphin High School, Milton Hershey School, and Upper Dauphin High School. The winning teams were: First Place: Milton Hershey School; Second Place: Upper Dauphin High School; and Third Place: Hershey High School. Funding for the Envirothon is provided by the Dauphin County Conservation District and contributions from local businesses. Thanks to our sponsors for the 2017 event:

Dauphin County 2017 Envirothon Corporate Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Evans Engineering, Inc.


Middletown Ice and Coal, Inc.

Mid Penn Bank

Bronze Level Sponsors

R.G. Hartman & Assoc., Inc.

Dauphin Pizza

Patron Level Sponsors

ELA Group, Inc.
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