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Rhode Island Envirothon Will Hold Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Dave's Bar and Grill in Warwick, RI


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                               CONTACT:  Peter Stetson, President
                                                                                                                                                                                                     RI Envirothon, Inc.


Rhode Island Envirothon Will Hold Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Dave's Bar and Grill in Warwick, RI

Warwick, RI � April 3, 2012 � The Rhode Island Envirothon will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Dave�s Bar and Grill, 2339 Post Road, Warwick, RI from 7:30 AM until 10:30 AM. Adult tickets are $10 and tickets for children under 12 are $5. Tickets may be purchased directly at the door at Dave�s Bar and Grill. Proceeds will benefit the educational mission of Envirothon in Rhode Island where high school students gain educational insight on natural resources and environmental issues.

Envirothon is an environmental education program available to high school students where they work with their advisors and participate in workshops on subjects including aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and soils and land use. The mission of RI Envirothon, Inc. is to cultivate a desire in students to learn more about our natural environment, develop a greater appreciation of our dependence on the environment, and promote a sense of personal stewardship of natural resources to enhance the quality of life for all in Rhode Island.

Each year, the RI Envirothon competition takes place marking the culmination of a year of dedicated, hard work for high school students from around the State who will compete in teams of five to address environmental issues in four subject areas which include aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and soils and land use, plus one special environmental issue which changes annually. Schools participating in last year�s event included Coventry High School, Cranston East High School, The Greene School, Narragansett High School, and The Wheeler School.

The North American International Canon Envirothon competition took place in late July 2011 where 54 teams representing 45 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces, and one Canadian territory tested their knowledge on various environmental issues and natural resource conservation while competing for over $125,000 in scholarships and Canon products. The Wheeler School, which won the Rhode Island Envirothon competition on May 20, 2011, went on to win tenth place among the 54 teams in Sacksville, New Brunswick, Canada. Each member of The Wheeler School team won a $1,000 scholarship. In addition, the advisor received a Canon camera and the RI State Envirothon organization received a canon printer.

For schools interested in starting a new Envirothon team or to receive general information on Envirothon, please contact Peter Stetson, RI Envirothon President by E-mail