North American Envirothon spans the length and breadth of North America – from the deserts of the southwestern United States to the frozen tundra near the Arctic Circle in Canada; from the Everglades to the Olympic peninsula. It is a large territory with many different habitats and remarkable biological and cultural diversity. The Curriculum Guidelines have been developed to accommodate as much educational diversity as possible. They are not meant to replace any state or provincial Envirothon curriculum, but rather to provide a standard framework for students and advisors headed to the North American Envirothon.
Curriculum Guidelines are available for the four major North American Envirothon topic areas.
The following updated guidelines are to be used for the 2012 competition and beyond:
Curriculum Guidelines and National Science Standard Correlations (PDF version of the following information)
Key Point 1—Physical Properties of Soil and Soil Formation
Key Point 2—Soil Ecosystems
Key Point 3—Chemical Properties of Soil and Soil
Key Point 4—Soil Conservation and Land Use Management
Key Point 5—Web soil surveys & Soil Surveys