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Ecology Expert

Division: A- Elementary

NC Essential Standards Alignment: 1.L.1, 1.L.2, 1.E.2, 3.E.2, 4.L.1, 5.L.2, 6.L.2

Event Rules: Ecology Expert Rules 2023 – Coming Soon

Event Score Sheet: None

Clarifications: None


Teams will be assessed on their knowledge of desert, grassland, and forest ecosystems and biomes in 2022. Topics include but are not limited to the ecology of the biomes and the roles and interactions of living and nonliving things within them.


Teams MUST bring a writing instrument. No other resources are allowed.


Points will be awarded for the accuracy of responses. Ties will be broken by the accuracy or quality of answers to questions chosen by the event leader.

Common Mistakes:



  • Be familiar with common terms.
  • When studying, make a notebook. Have different sections for general, desert, forest and grassland ecosystems and biome topics.

Fast Facts:


Event Resources:

2021 Coaches Clinic Presentation
The Case of the Whale Shark Party podcast
2019 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2020 Rules)
2019 Ecology Expert Test
Ecology Expert 2018 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2019 Rules)
2017 Coaches Clinic Presentation
University of California Museum of Paleontology – The world’s biomes
NeoK12 – Games, study tools, videos, on ecosystems