Competition Format


  • Area/Regional contest: March 24, 2015 at Elon University, Elon
  • State contest: April 24 to 25, 2015 at Cedar Rock Park, Burlington


Each five-member team takes a written test at each station; the team with the highest total score wins the competition. (High school and middle school teams compete separately.) Discussion topics and test questions revolve around five subject areas:

  1. Soils
  2. Wildlife
  3. Aquatics
  4. Forests
  5. Current Environmental Issues


  • Erosion
  • Site suitability
  • Soil classifications, profiles, properties, formation factors and characteristics
  • Soil conservation practices
  • Soil surveys


Find study resource materials at the North Carolina Envirothon website.

Area/Regional level

Orange County teams initially compete at the Area/Regional level and must achieve high scores to advance to compete at the State Envirothon. The 7 top scoring teams in middle and high school competition continue to the State Contest.

Additional Information

Find more information on the National Envirothon website.