Thursday, May 25, 2023 |
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Over the past decade I’ve realized that May has become one of my favorite months of the year. Why? Although I enjoy the flowers, it’s definitely because that is when the Envirothon takes place, an event I take a lot of pride in being a part of. The ways in which the Envirothon brings together those in the Massachusetts environmental community with the next generation of environmental stewards is truly unique.
This annual event in May marks the culmination of a year-long ‘EnviroTrek’ that high-school students and their coaches have committed themselves to from across the Commonwealth. They have studied a range of environmental topics related to soils, water, forests, and wildlife as well as prepared presentations on current and potential climate change impacts effecting their local communities.
We are excited to be back at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge. A big thank you goes out to park staff and the rest of the volunteers, judges, and Envirothon committee members for putting in their time and energy to make this event a success.
Good luck to the teams in today’s activities. Although it is a competition, we hope that you will make time to interact and become friends with other team members, judges, and volunteers. Many of you may find yourselves working alongside each other to help conserve our environment later in life. In the end, when it comes to protecting natural resources, we are all on the same team.
Enjoy the day!
~ Justin Gonsor,, Chair, Massachusetts Envirothon Steering Committee
Here are this year’s registered teams.
Schedule & Site Map
This is the schedule for the day and a map of the competition site.
Our work and the event would not be possible without contributions of time, resources and funding from these sponsors
Steering Committee & Station Coordinators
These are the environmental and educational professionals who plan the Mass. Envirothon program and competition.
Current Issue Judges
These are the environmental professionals who are serving as judges for this year’s Current Issue presentations.
Many thanks to the numerous volunteers who make the Mass. Envirothon happen.
2023 Current Issue
Learn more about this year’s Current Issue: Climate Change in Your Community
Many people, agencies, businesses, and organizations have provided significant multi-year in-kind, staff time, and funding support to the Mass Envirothon program.
What happens at an ecostation?
At the Massachusetts Envirothon, teams rotate through four ecostations, in addition to giving their Current Issue presentation. Each ecostation has a different emphasis: forests, soil, water and wildlife.
Meet our host site: Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
This is the 4th time Blackstone has hosted the MA Envirothon- be sure to check out the chestnut trees planted as part of a service project in 2006!
What is the Envirotrek Lunch?
Through the year teams study hard, practice new skills, meet new people, find new places, try new experiences, get wet, get dirty, get tired, design a t-shirt, stay up late to prepare, and generally have a good time getting ready for the May Envirothon competition. This is the EnviroTrek!