Watershed Challenge

The Pymatuning/Shenango Watershed Challenge is a hands-on, interactive environmental competition for students in grades 6th - 8th. The competition is open to schools in Ohio (Ashtabula, Trumbull and Mahoning Counties) and Pennsylvania (Crawford, Mercer and Lawrence Counties). Schools may send up to two teams of 3 to 5 individuals.

As a team, the students answer questions on aquatics, forestry, soils, watersheds and wildlife. The teams get the chance to meet with specialists from each of these areas and after the competition, enjoy a light lunch and an awards ceremony.   

2016 Watershed Challenge

2016 Watershed Challenge Registration Form

2016 Watershed Challenge Release Form

2016 Aquatics Study Material:

Six Legs Underwater

10 Least Wanted Aquatic Nuisance Species

All About Fish

2016 Forestry Study Material:

DCNR Winter Tree ID Tips

The Threat of Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases

Trees for People: Urban Forestry 101

More information coming soon...

2016 Soils Study Material:


Soil Erosion

Soil Poster

2016 Watersheds Station Study Material:

Pymatuning Shenango Watershed

We All Live In A Watershed

Where Does Your Water Shed

2016 Invasive Species Study Material:


Ohio Common Birds





Eagles and Osprey




2016 Other Resources

Stop Hitchhikers Factsheets

Wildlife Notes

For more information, please contact:

Amy Reeher, Watershed Coordinator
(330) 637-2056, ext. 111