About Area 3 Envirothon

What is an Envirothon?

 A multidisciplinary, environmental problem-solving program culminating in an annual series of competitions.  Teams of  five(5) students train and compete in the following areas:

Who is Eligible to Compete?

Entire classes or groups of students in grades 5-8 (middle school competition) and grades 9-12 (high school competition) may study the five subject areas and send a team of five to represent them. For High School, the students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 and reach age 14-19 by August 8 of the current competition year. Each school or group may register up to three teams for the Area 3 Envirothon.  If desired, each of those teams may have up to two alternate team members.  For complete rules visit the Competition Rules page.

Each team must also have an advisor.  To become an advisor, you can find out more information by contacting your local Soil and Water Conservation District and by attending the Envirothon School  page (you will be taken to another site).  Teams must have at least three original team members to be eligible to move up to the State Competition.  Contact your local Soil & Water Conservation District before you register your team to ask about sponsorships.

Are you in Area 3?

Area 3 is composed of the following eleven counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, and Rockingham. If your school is located in one of these counties you can compete in the Area 3 Envirothon!

Beyond the Area 3 Envirothon

The Area 3 Envirothon is the pre-requisite for the State Envirothon competition. Those teams that score in top ranks may move on to the state competition, held at Cedarock Park in Burlington, NC.  The top winning high school team will move on to the NCF (National) Envirothon.

Our Sponsors...

Area 3 Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. Forestry Resources, and the N.C. Division of Soil & Water Conservation.