The following testing resources were originally developed by the Ohio Envirothon, Ohio Department of Natural Resources—Division of Soil & Water Conservation, and North American Envirothon Testing Subcommittee. The information below was adapted and included on this site to assist your state/provincial Envirothon program with the preparation of quality test questions.
Envirothon Testing Format Guidelines
Test Writing Guidelines
Test Writing Workshop
Sample North American Envirothon Test Questions
Testing at the North American Envirothon is not only designed to increase each student's level of environmental knowledge, but also encourages the development of skills needed to analyze and apply information. North American Envirothon test questions involve much more than rote memorization. They often incorporate questions that involve hands-on skills and encourage students to apply their knowledge of ecology and natural resource management to site-specific problems.
Soils/Land Use Sample Test Questions
The sample questions below are actual questions used in recent Envirothon competitions. While many questions may be site-specific, the tests should provide you with a general indication of what to expect at the North American Envirothon.
Aquatic Ecology Sample Test Questions
Wildlife Sample Test Questions
Current Environmental Issue Sample Test Questions