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Environmental Education Directory

Looking for an organization, program, or resource to help get your students, family, or colleagues engaged in environmental learning? RIEEA has compiled a comprehensive, searchable list of opportunities throughout the state and online that offer resources for educators, families, and more.

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Nuestro Mundo Public Charter School

This bilingual school uses a multidisciplinary approach to learning. The focus on the environment and multicultural education fosters an awareness of contemporary global and domestic events, such as climate change and social inequality, while developing well-rounded, compassionate students.

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Ocean State Bird Club

The Ocean State Bird Club connects birders across Rhode Island and Southeastern New England.

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Oliver Hazard Perry

With innovative and empowering education experiences at sea and ashore, the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island promotes personal and professional growth and professional development, while raising awareness of opportunities in the maritime industry, marine trades, and defense sector for the communities of Southern New England. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is an extraordinary 200-foot long, three-masted vessel that is part of the select fleet of Class-A size Tall Ships hosted by the world’s maritime nations. It provides education and adventure at sea programs to all ages while proudly advancing the Ocean State’s rich nautical heritage.

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Partnership for Providence Parks

The Partnership provides support and resources for volunteer Friends groups seeking to transform their neighborhood parks into thriving green spaces that reflect the needs and character of the community. The Partnership works with the Department of Parks and Recreation to: cultivate, nurture, and support Friends groups; develop city-wide partnerships for resources, programming, and events that will be available to Friends groups; and establish a network of Friends groups and community partners to share best practices and resources, celebrate volunteers and parks, and increase awareness of parks and the people who care for them.

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Pawtuxet River Authority & Watershed Council

PRAWC is quasi-public agency created by the Rhode Island state legislature in 1972 whose mission is to improve and protect the Pawtuxet River and its watershed. PRAWC provides recreational places on the Pawtuxet River for public enjoyment, performs restoration projects, and conducts river cleanups and events in order to improve the quality of life in Rhode Island and render the river’s 231 square mile watershed system fishable and swimmable. The PRAWC is a regional agency whose board of directors is made up of appointed representatives from each of the communities of Coventry, Cranston, Scituate, Warwick, and West Warwick.

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Pl@ntNet is a citizen science project for automatic plant identification through photographs. Through mobiles apps on Android & iOS or from the website, you can use one or many pictures of a plant species to determine its species. It also provides important biodiversity data for research purposes on climate change, biodiversity, and more.

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Population Education

This online platform provides resources for teaching about human population growth and its effects on the environment and human well-being. Download innovative, hands-on lesson plans to incorporate global citizenship and sustainability themes into K-12 classrooms and for distance learning. Request professional development workshops (or virtual workshops through webinars) for school/district or university pre-service classes, and keep up on global issues and educational trends with the PopEd blog.

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Project Drawdown’s Climate Solutions 101

Climate Solutions 101 is the world’s first major educational effort focused solely on solutions. Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, Project Drawdown centers game-changing climate action based on its own rigorous scientific research and analysis. This course, presented in video units and in-depth conversations, combines Project Drawdown’s trusted resources with the expertise of several inspiring voices from around the world. Climate solutions become attainable with increased access to free, science-based educational resources, elevated public discourse, and tangible examples of real-world action.

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Project Green Schools

Project Green Schools is a leading national non-profit organization, developing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning, and community service. Their International and National Green Schools Society program (grades K-12) and National Youth Council (grades 5-12) honor and develop bright, civic-minded, environmentally literate citizens in schools and communities.

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Project Learning Tree

PLT is an award-winning environmental education program designed to engage youth from preschool through 12th grade in learning about the environment through the lens of trees and forests.

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