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Contests

Area 3 Envirothon

Annually RSWCD sponsors teams to compete in the Area 3 Regional Envirothon in early spring (usually in March or April).  The competition is open to Middle and High school students – Grades 5-12.  The Envirothon is a multidisciplinary, environmental problem- solving program culminating in an annual series of competitions. Teams of five (5) high school students and teams of five (5) middle school students train and compete in the following areas:  Soils, Aquatics (Water Quality), Wildlife, Forestry and Current Environmental Issues.

The Envirothon Objectives are to test the environmental knowledge and understanding of middle and high school students of state resource issues and to cultivate within students in middle and high schools across the state, a desire to learn more about their natural world.

Teams must compete in the AREA competition and place within the top seven in order to compete at the STATE level.

The Area 3 Envirothon will be held in March of each year at Elon University.  Please email Jenny Parks Email for more information.

Mission Statement:  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.

  • Poster, Essay, Speech Contest

The Randolph SWCD sponsors a Poster, Essay and Speech Contest for students who wish to attend.  This contest is usually held in the fall.

Poster – 3rd through 6th grade students
Essay    – 6th grade students
Speech  – 7th and 8th grade students
Computer Designed Poster Contest ~ 9th grade
Computer Designed Slide Show Contest ~ 6th Grade

 

Staff is available to deliver educational programs geared toward the topics of the contests at the instructors’ request.

Workshops

  • Various Workshops

We can perform workshops on most environmental issues for grades K-12, local organizations, college classes, civic groups, etc., etc.  We prefer at least a one-month notice, but we may be able to work with special situations.

  • Resource Conservation Workshop

Annually the Randolph SWCD sponsors one Sophomore, Junior or Senior to participate in the Resource Conservation Workshop.  This workshop is held in Raleigh on the campus of North Carolina State University usually the last week in June each year.  Students who have demonstrated advanced maturity and an interest in natural resource conservation are encouraged to apply.  High school graduates are NOT eligible to participate in the Resource Conservation Workshop.  The Randolph SWCD Board of Supervisors will choose the participant and will pay for the costs.

This week of intensive study requiring student attention and participation in a wide range of conservation topics. 
 

Other Activities

  • Sammy Soil Saver Puppet Show
  • Puppet shows geared towards kindergarten, first and second grade students.  This puppet show will introduce the children to the fact that conserving soil and water is an important program in which they themselves can become involved.
  • Enviroscape
  • Tabletop hands on demonstration that shows the origin of both point and nonpoint sources of water pollution and watershed works.
  • Staff is available for demonstrations at instructor’s requests.
  • If you are interested in any of the mentioned educational activities, please email Jenny Parks Email or call (336) 318-6490 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  If you leave a message, please leave your name, phone number, and school name or organization.  Thank You for your interest.  

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Contact Information
  • Hours:
    8am - 5pm M-F
    Location:
  • 2222-A S Fayetteville St
    Asheboro, NC 27203   map
  • Main:
  • 336.318.6490
  • Fax:
  • 336.318.6494
  • The Randolph Soil and Water Conservation District Board meet once every month on the second Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. 
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