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Area IV Envirothon

The Area IV Envirothon is a competitive event to help prepare and qualify students for the State Envirothon Competition. It is open to high school and middle school students in Area IV counties which include:

  • Durham
  • Edgecombe
  • Franklin
  • Granville
  • Halifax
  • Johnston
  • Nash
  • Vance
  • Wake
  • Warren
  • Wilson

The Area IV Envirothon is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Durham County, N.C.   The location is the NCSU Butner Beef Farm, 8800 Cassam Road, Bahama, NC 27503.   Teams will be competing to advance to the State Envirothon, which will be held at Cedarock Park in Burlington, NC on April 27-28, 2018.

Environmental Education Programs

The District staff are available to provide educational resources to  schools, civic clubs, or any organization interested in environmental education. The staff will visit classrooms and make presentations to students and assist teachers with environmental education. Please call our office at 252-237-5147 ext. 3 to schedule a presentation for your students or group.

Resource Conservation Workshop

The Annual Resource Conservation Workshop is held in June each year at North Carolina State University. This workshop provides rising sophomores, juniors and seniors a week-long learning experience with concentrations in conservation, forestry, wastewater, and fisheries. If interested in attending please contact the Soil and Water Conservation Office at 252-237-5147 ext. 3.

Environmental Field Days


Fourth graders from Wilson County learn while having fun!   In April, during Earth Day Week, students learn about wildlife, soil, aquatics, forestry, soil conservation, plants, and animals. Stations for aquatics, soils, and soil conservation are hosted by Wilson Soil and Water staff.  Teachers may contact Sue Nichols at Extension Services at 252-237-0111, to schedule for their group to attend.

 

Contests


The Association's Education Committee poster contest theme for 2017-2018 is "Water....The Cycle of Life" in which grades third, fourth, and fifth participate. Sixth graders may participate in the poster, essay and slide show presentation contest. Seventh and eighth graders participate in the public speaking contest. All students must first compete in the District Contest. Students that place first in their categories advance to the Area IV Contest competition, and those first place winners advance to the State Contest.

Awards Banquet

Each year over one hundred people attended the Annual Awards Banquet in December at the Agricultural Building, which is made possible by the County and our other sponsors: Branch Banking and Trust, Perry's Bulldozer Service, Bridgestone Americas,Wilson County Farm Bureau, A. Carroll Coleman of Farm Management Services and Crop Production Services.

Educator of the Year

Each year, a Wilson County educator is selected by the Soil and Water Conservation District as Educator of the Year. This individual is recognized at the Awards Banquet in December for their dedication to environmental education.