Envirothon

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.

Contest Information

The Area 8 Southern Piedmont Envirothon is typically held during the month of March, hosted in a central location to the 12 counties that compete in Area 8. The middle school competition and high school competition are held separately on back-to-back days. In recent years, the competition has been held at Dan Nicholas Park in Rowan County. The dates and location may vary from year to year.

Following the Area 8 Envirothon, the NC Envirothon is typically held during the month of April at Cedarock Park in Alamance County. The dates and location may vary from year to year for both the Area and State competitions. 

The top 7 teams, as well as the highest scoring FFA team from both the middle school and high school competitions in Area 8 advance to the NC Envirothon. The highest scoring high school team from the NC Envirothon advances to the National competition where some of the prizes include scholarships. There is no National competition for middle schools.

For the latest updates and more information regarding the Area 8 Envirothon, please visit the Southern Piedmont Envirothon webpage. For the State Envirothon, please visit the NC Envirothon webpage


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.