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What is Envirothon?

The Envirothon is an annual environmental competition for middle and high school students. Students compete in teams of 5 to test their knowledge of the natural environment.  Students in Middle School and High School are eligible to participate.  Each team must have a Team Advisor.

The Southern Piedmont Envirothon is a qualifier for the NC State Envirothon.  The Southern Piedmont Envirothon consists of the following Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties.  The top 7 teams for middle school and the top 7 teams for high school with the highest cumulative point total will advance to the State competition.  Details about the 2015 Southern Piedmont Envirothon will be available September 2014.

The NC Envirothon is a qualifier for the Canon Envirothon.  The NC Envirothon consists of teams from every participating county in North Carolina. The 1st Place high school will advance to the North American Envirothon.  The NC Envirothon is the highest level for middle school. Details about the 2015 NC Envirothon will be available September 2014.

The North American Envirothon consists of every team from qualifying states in the United States and Canada.  Details about 2015 North American Envirothon will be available September 2014.

2014 Southern Piedmont Envirothon Team Winners (High School Division):

6th Place Winner "The Green Butterflies" of Ardrey Kell High School
Team Advisors are Pamela Weghorst and Jason McCutcheon.  Team Members are Abrar
Al-Shaer, Thaddeus Hubble, Caroline Jones, Young Jung and Wilfred Wong.  Alternates are Divia Kallattil and Anisha Suddy. The team was among the Top 7 and they advanced to the NC Envirothon in Burlington, NC. 

7th Place Winner
"Justin Beaver" of Ardrey Kell High School
Team Advisors are Pamela Weghorst and Jason McCutcheon.  Team Members are Justin Hong, Mads Jensen, Noah Mebrahtu, Ayana Paul and Millena Sivakumar.  The team was among the Top 7 and they advanced to the NC Envirothon in Burlington, NC.

South Mecklenburg High School's "Leaflets" participated in the event.
Team Advisor is Lynn McCarthy.  Team Members are Zane Adamson, Lilly Blackwell, Martina Glenn, Zachary Marcus and Isabel Pernia.  Alternates are Hayley Schnakenburg and Hena Subasic.

South Mecklenburg High School's "Jolly Green Giants" participated in the event.
Team Advisor is Lynn McCarthy.  Team Members are Alex Armas, Jose Azua, Diesel Reimer, Felipe Sanchez and Daniela Verde.


2015 Southern Piedmont Envirothon:
Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District staff is here to work with teams to prepare them for the competition.  Study Material will be available September 2014. The deadline to register your team is on January 16, 2015.  If you would like to participate,
e-mail Anganette Byrd.

The competition is designed to:

  • Promote a desire to learn more about the natural environment and develop knowledge and skills to apply the basic principles and practices of resource management and ecology.
  • Promote stewardship of natural resources and develop critical thinking skills, cooperative problem-solving skills, and decision making skills of students to balance the quality of life and the quality of the environment.
  • Provide students with experience in environmentally oriented activities to enable them to become environmentally aware, action-oriented citizens.

Teams are tested on their knowledge of:

  • Aquatics
  • Current environmental issues
  • Forestry 
  • Soils
  • Wildlife

Please click on the NC link to view and download study material:
NC Envirothon

Canon Envirothon (National)

The Mission of the Cannon Envirothon® is to develop knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated citizens who are willing to work towards achieving and maintaining a natural  balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.


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