Envirothon Competition

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 North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Students compete against other teams to excel and are rewarded for their teamwork efforts. 

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Competition Format

Teams from Davidson County public, private and home schools in 6th through 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. 

Study Materials

The NC Envirothon has developed team study materials for each of the five subject area. To learn more about the Envirothon, please visit the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website.