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Rhode Island Envirothon to be held Friday, May 19th at Goddard Park, Warwick

"Adapting to a Changing Climate" is 2023 current issue
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Students examining soils in soil pit at the 2022 Rhode Island Envirothon, May 20, 2022.

On Friday, May 19, eleven teams of 55 Rhode Island students from six Rhode Island high schools will show how much they know about the environment at the 29th annual Rhode Island Envirothon.

The outdoor competition will be held this year at Goddard Park, 1095 Ives Road in Warwick, RI, where the teams will rotate through five stations to answer written questions and engage in hands-on activities like soil analysis, wildlife habitat assessment, tree identification, and water quality measures. At the last station, the Environmental Issue, they will deliver a 12-15-minute presentation on “Adapting to a Changing Climate” in their community to a panel of judges.


  • 8:30 am Registration for teams, judges and volunteers – Shelter 1 by beach

  • 8:45 am Welcome and announcements

  • 8:55 am Competition begins

  • 12:00 pm Lunch, informal team roundtables sharing research/community service projects

  • 12:45 pm Announcement of awards

Students participating in the event represent Coventry High School, Davies Career Tech High School in Lincoln, Narragansett High School, Mary’s Academy Bay View in East Providence, The Greene School in West Greenwich, and The Wheeler School in Providence.

Volunteers and environmental professionals from state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, higher education, and private industry are serving as event organizers, station volunteers, subject matter experts and judges.


Envirothon is coordinated by a partnership of state and federal environmental agencies, conservation districts, non-profit organizations and academic institutions.

The 2023 Rhode Island Envirothon is made possible through the contributions of partnering agencies and organizations, including financial support from: the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rhode Island Society of Environmental professionals, Society of Soil Scientists of Southern New England, The Hammond Family, Senator Susan Sosnowski’s Office, Northern Rhode Island Conservation District, AMICA Insurance, and many other professional and environmental organizations.

The overall winning team will have the opportunity to represent Rhode Island in the North American Envirothon, which will be held July 23-29, 2023, at Mount Allison University in Tantramar (Sackville), New Brunswick, Canada.


Reporters are asked to RSVP by May 17, 2023, by contacting Julie Wright at 401-822-8843 or If you are in need of reasonable accommodations, please contact Allie Brown at 401-822-8841 or


Official team photos and action shots of teams during the competition will be available afterward. If you would like photos by a specific date and/or of a specific team(s), please e-mail or call the contact above.

A news release announcing the 2023 RI Envirothon top scoring teams will be issued after the event.

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