Have you ever wanted to identify a track left in the mud? A tuft of fur in a bush? Have you ever simply thought about life outside your door, and wondered how it all works?

• Envirothon is the largest high school environmental science contest in N America.

• It culminates in three area, state and N American competitions, providing the opportunity for students to earn thousands of dollars in scholarship money.

• Find four friends, get outside and discover your answers.

Five-member teams, sponsored by your local Conservation District, work together to compete at middle (5th-8th) and high (9th-12th) school levels. These teams train in the areas of soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry and current environmental issues. Qualifying teams at area levels participate in the state competition. The winning high school team represents the state at the N American Envirothon each summer.

Visit NC Envirothon to access study materials, and to get information on registration and volunteering for the NC Envirothon competition.

This year's N American Envirothon will be hosted in Emmitsburg, Maryland! To learn more visit NCF-Envirothon.

For Teams- Lending Library

Cabarrus Soil & Water Conservation District has the following resources, study tools and equipment available:

  • Wildlife Flashcards/Matching Games
  • Soils Flashcards/Matching Games
  • Aquatics Flashcards/Matching Games
  • Forestry Flashcards/Matching Games
  • Environmental Legislation Flashcards/Matching Games
  • Envirothon Glossary Flashcards/Matching Games
  • Envirothon Facts Jeopardy- a review game
  • Set of 10 Soil Surveys
  • Set of 10 Biltmore Sticks
  • Wildlife Supplemental Reading Materials
  • Forestry Supplemental Reading Materials
  • Soils Supplemental Reading Materials

Envirothon teams may check out up to 3 items from the list above for two weeks at a time, with an optional one week renewal. Material printed from the online resources on the NC Envirothon page may also be available upon request.

Want to learn more? Contact eelineberger@cabarruscounty.us.