The Envirothon is a competitive event for Middle and High School teams to compete in natural resources knowledge against other student teams. It stimulates, reinforces and enhances students' interest in the environment, our natural resources and emphasizes teamwork and higher order thinking skills such as analysis and interpretation. The Envirothon Program is a nationally recognized contest which tests students knowledge and skills in the areas of aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils and wildlife. It is a fun, hands-on natural science academic competition for teams sponsored by the NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Students compete against other teams to excel and are rewarded for their teamwork efforts. Teams from Davidson County public, private and home schools in 6th - 12th grade participate in the Envirothon.
The Area VIII Southern Piedmont Envirothon consists of 12 Counties in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina. Teams will gather for the Area VIII SPE Competition at Catawba College Center for the Environment in March. The top seven winning teams from this area event will then progress to the State Envirothon Competition at Cedar Rock Park in Alamance County in April to compete against teams from other areas of the state. The winning High School team will be eligible to compete in the National Conservation Envirothon Competition. The NC Envirothon has developed team study materials for each of the five subject area. To learn more about the Envirothon, please visit: http://ncagr.gov/SWC/educational/envirothon.html
2017 Envirothon Competitions
On March 14th & 15th, 26 middle school teams and 24 high school teams competed in the Area VIII Southern Piedmont Envirothon at the Catawba College Center for the Environment. Davidson County had 8 middle school teams and 2 high school teams competing in this event. In the middle school competition, the Mother Natures Minions from Davidson County Homeschool placed 1st, the Green Monarchs from Tyro Middle School placed 4th, and the Enviro Dragons also from Tyro Middle placed 6th. In the high school competition, the High Rock Mighty Oaks from Davidson County Homeschool placed 2nd and the Party Lobsters from Westchester Country Day School placed 11th.
Four teams from Davidson County qualified to compete at the State Envirothon. The State Competition was held at Cedar Rock Park in Alamance County on April 28th and 29th, where 48 middle school and 51 high school teams competed. In the high school division, The High Rock Mighty Oaks won 1st place and qualified to compete at the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon in Maryland this summer. At the middle school competition, The Mother Natures Minions won 2nd place in the middle school competition and the Tyro Green Monarchs finished in 8th place. Congratulations to each of you!
The High Rock Mighty Oaks. (left to right) Rich Hayes, Chair NC Envirothon
Team Advisor Lisa Loflin, Joey Mitchell, Gracie Ward, Reagan Dunn, Richard
Tysinger, Alicia Greer and Chris Hogan, Pres of the NC Association of Soil &
Water Conservation Districts.
The High Rock Mother Natures Minions (left to right) Elijah Shoaf, Josiah Scarlett,
Sydney Loflin, Josie Freeman, Kati Provence, Jackson Brinkly, Stone Freeman
The Green Monarchs - Tyro Middle School, (left to right) Kara Henrickson,
Faith Gooding, Grace Gooding, Ryder Newell, and Emily Moody. (Team
Advisors are Keith Stanek and Shelly Leonard)
2016 Envirothon Competitions
Davidson County was well represented with 9 middle school teams and 3 high school teams competing this year in the 2016 Area VIII Southern Piedmont Envirothon which was held at the Catawba College Center for the Environment in Salisbury on March 8th and 9th. These teams competed with 24 middle school and 20 high school teams from the 12 Counties in Area VIII.
In the high school competition, the High Rock FFA Manateam from Davidson County Home School placed 1st, and the Party Lobsters from Westchester Country Day School placed 5th. In the middle school competition, the High Rock Pinesteins from Davidson County Home School placed 1st and The Green Monarchs and The Green Machines placed 6th and 7th. Congratulations to all of you!
We are pleased to announce that Davidson County had 5 teams that qualified to compete in the State Envirothon which was held at Cedar Rock Park in Alamance County on April 29th and 30th.
At the State Envirothon Competition, there were 46 middle schools and 50 high school teams competing. The High Rock Pinesteins won 1st place in the State MIddle School Competition, and the High Rock FFA Manateam placed 2nd in the State High School Competition.