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.   

2023 Junior Envirothon/Watershed Challenge Registration/Release Form

Aquatics Study Material:

Macroinvertebrate Life in the River


Six Legs Underwater

10 Least Wanted Aquatic Nuisance Species

All About Fish

Forestry Study Material:

DCNR Winter Tree ID Tips

The Threat of Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases

Trees for People: Urban Forestry 101

Forestry Information - Tree I.D.

Soils Study Material:


Soil Erosion

Soil Poster

Healthy Soils are Full of Life

Watersheds Station Study Material:

Water Cycle

Pymatuning Shenango Watershed

We All Live In A Watershed

Where Does Your Water Shed

Wildlife Station Study Material

Waterbirds of Ohio

Wildlife Notes

Mammals of Ohio Field Guide


For more information, please contact:

Amy Reeher, Watershed Coordinator
(330) 637-2056, ext. 8624