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 North America.

It culminates in three area, state, and international 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 Gaston Natural Resources, work together to compete at the middle 5th through 8th and high 9th through 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 NCF-Envirothon each summer.

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

Visit NCF-Envirothon website for the location of this year's international level Envirothon competition, including teams from across the US, Canada, and China. 

Want to learn more? Contact Erin Hines.