Celebrating the American Burying Beetle
Thanks to the hard work of third graders from St. Michael's Country Day School in Newport, a bill naming the American Burying Beetle Rhode Island's state insect was recently signed by the Governor.
To continue the celebration of our new state insect, Raimondo also announced a drawing competition. She is asking for kids from grades one through five to submit drawings of the beetle as a true Rhode Islander.
Whether that is a picture of the beetle sipping on a Del's, or hanging out on the beach - how do kids imagine our new state insect truly embracing its role?
The contest winner will have their drawing on display in the Governor's State Room. Participants can mail drawings to the Governor's office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter between now and Friday, August 14.