RALEIGH – More than 100 middle and high school teams converged on Cedarock Park in Alamance County April 29-30 to compete for ten winning slots at the North Carolina Envirothon, an annual environmental science competition held near Burlington.
Winning high school teams earning cash awards, a plaque and medallions were:
1st – Sequoias, West Johnston HS, Johnston County – $200 and a trip to the North American Canon Envirothon in July
2nd – FFA Anti-Derivatives, Bartlett Yancey HS, Caswell County – $150 and will go on to the National FFA Competition
3rd – DC Endemic, Davidson County Home School, Davidson County – $100
4th – Sub-Chronic Exposure, Enloe HS, Wake County – $75
5th – Natural Disasters, Durham 4-H Envirothon, Durham County – $50
Winning middle school teams earning cash awards, a plaque and medallions were:
1st – Bodacious Baboons, McGee’s Crossroads MS, Johnston County – $125
2nd – DC Awesome Opossums, Davidson County Homeschool, Davidson County – $100
3rd – Awesome Possums, McGee’s Crossroads MS, Johnston County – $75
4th – The Octopi, H.O.M.E. School, Cumberland County – $50
5th – Organic Waste, Home School, Wilson County – $25
Winners were determined by combining test scores from the Envirothon curriculum’s five subject areas: forestry; soils and land use; aquatic ecology; wildlife and current environmental issues. Teams study resource material pertaining to these
areas throughout the year to prepare for the event.
When students arrived at Cedarock Park on Friday, they reviewed what they had learned during the year by rotating through subject area stations manned by resource professionals from the N.C. Forestry Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, N.C. Division of Water Quality, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. State Parks, N.C. Division of
Water Resources and the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation. Academic team tests were taken Saturday morning followed by lunch and an award ceremony.
The Envirothon is sponsored by the state’s 96 local soil and water conservation districts and their association, with organizing support from the N. C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation. For more information about the N.C. Envirothon, please visit www.ncenvirothon.org or contact your local soil and water conservation district.