Rhode Island Environmental
Education Association



Join Jeffrey Yoo Warren and Joann “Jo” Ayuso of Movement Education Outdoors for a hands-on, creative, and family-friendly activity: exploring tiny living things using microscopes, and drawing the microscopic worlds we see. Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to a snail? Or a minnow? We’ll be looking through their eyes to see these tiny worlds, using homemade magnifying tools, and drawing what we see with colored pencils. Seeing isn’t always about extracting knowledge, and we invite participants to join us in deepening our relationships with the ecologies of which we are a part. 

This workshop will take place on Saturday, June 29, from 10am to 12pm, at the Providence Resiliency Hub, 109 Somerset Street, Providence. There will be snacks and beverages provided. This is an all-ages/family friendly workshop. 

The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association presents this event as part of the “Creative Practices for Environmental Learning” Workshop series.



Jeffrey Yoo Warren (he/him) is a Korean American artist educator, illustrator, community scientist and researcher in Providence, RI, whose recent work combines ancestral craft practices and creative work with diasporic memory through virtual collaborative worldbuilding. He has spent years creating collaborative community science projects which decenter dominant culture in environmental knowledge production. Jeff is an educator with Movement Education Outdoors and AS220, and part of the New Old art collective with Aisha Jandosova, hosting art-making and storytelling events with older adults; he is also the 2023 Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress for his ongoing project Seeing Lost Enclaves: Relational reconstructions of erased historic neighborhoods of color. His current artistic practice investigates how people build identity and strength through their interactions with artifacts and histories, and the ways that objects can tell stories that people can be part of in the present.

Jo Ayuso (she/they) spends most of her time providing BIPOC and low income youth outdoor experiences focused on sharing knowledge and joy in connection to the land and water. They are a member of collectives that advocate for Environmental Justice for black and brown communities in Providence, and truth-speaker to those in power. They love to learn and are currently learning how to clam, kelp, and oyster farm. They are the Executive Director and Founder of Movement Education Outdoors.

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