Area IV Envirothon
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024
Area IV Envirothon...a natural challenge!
Area IV Envirothon - Offering young minds a challenge!
The Area IV Envirothon serves as the qualifying event for the NC Envirothon state-level competition. Teams from the Area IV region will compete against others from an 11 county area in order to advance on the state-level event. The 1st place high school team at the NC Envirothon will represent NC at the North American Canon Envirothon in the summer.
The Area IV region includes Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson counties. Students from these 11 counties are invited each year to form five member teams to study for and compete in the spring Area IV Envirothon competition.
All study guides and resource materials that teams may be tested on can be found at the NC Envirothon website.
What is the Envirothon?
The Envirothon program is a hands-on environmental and natural resource competition for middle and high school students. The program will test student teams on their knowledge and awareness of environmental issues. The Envirothon curriculum provides comprehensive hands-on training in ecology and natural resource management while emphasizing teamwork. Areas of study incorporate 5 major subjects: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils/Land Use, Wildlife and Current Environmental Issues.
The Envirothon program helps develop environmentally aware youth, able to assume future leadership roles. Many students go on to pursue careers in environmental law, natural resource management, etc. or go on to be doctors, lawyers and more with a background and understanding about nature and the environment.