About the Program

The Envirothon is a hands-on environmental education program for teams of middle and high school students. During the entire school year, students study:
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Current Environmental Issues
  • Forestry
  • Soils/Land Use
  • Wildlife
In the spring, the teams compete against other schools in North Carolina in a regional and state competition by answering both written and hands-on questions about the aforementioned topics.

All Iredell County middle schools, high schools, and home schools are eligible and encouraged to participate in this yearly competition.

2017 Contest Information

The 2017 Area 8 Southern Piedmont Envirothon will be held on March 14, 2017 for middle school, and March 15, 2017 for high school, at the Catawba College Center for the Environment in Rowan County.

The top 7 teams and the highest scoring FFA team from both the middle and the high school teams from Area 8 advance to the North Carolina Envirothon held at Cedarock Park in Burlington, North Carolina. The high scoring high school team from the state competition advances to the National Competition where some of the prizes include scholarships.

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Age Qualifications

Middle school teams may consist of students in 5th - 8th grades, and high school teams may consist of students in 9th - 12th grades.

Additional Information

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