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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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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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Project WET

Project WET has been researching, writing, and publishing water education materials since 1984. The result is the most comprehensive collection of award-winning water education books, guides, maps, posters, and downloadable resources you’ll find anywhere.

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Project WILD

Project WILD’s mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory, and represent the work of many professionals within the fields of education and natural resource management from across the country. There are four curricula specifically designed for pre-K through 12th grade: Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD, and Flying WILD.

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Providence Country Day School

PCD is a college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. The diverse student population is drawn from more than 45 communities throughout southeastern New England. Their educational program balances rigorous academics, visual and performing arts, and competitive athletics. In addition to traditional classrooms supported by interactive technology, PCD is also home to The Nature Lab, which includes: a protected outdoor learning space, The Living Classroom; a dedicated traditional classroom; woodland trails; an expanded diverse forest edge; and numerous gardens.

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Providence Neighborhood Planting Program

The PNPP is a street tree planting partnership of the Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Street Tree Endowment, the City of Providence, and the residents of Providence. Since 1988, The Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Street Tree Endowment has matched Providence Parks Department funds to provide trees, soil, sidewalk preparation, and tree delivery at no cost to Providence residents who apply for and receive a Neighborhood Street Tree Planting Award.

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