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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Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership
The Partnership is a collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service programs, the City of Providence–Parks Department, and the Partnership for Providence Parks. They strive to connect children and their families to nature using city parks and urban greenspaces as outdoor learning areas. This is done through partnerships with schools looking to co-facilitate field trips at local parks, public and family programs ranging from nature play to birdwatching and guided hikes along nature trails throughout the city, and summer/after-school activities that encourage outdoor exploration. They also offer professional development opportunities for teachers in the City of Providence each summer. This program is part of a national effort of many Urban Wildlife Conservation Partnerships.
Providential Gardener / What Grows On in RI
Providential Gardener is an online reference resource that collects and organizes all sorts of information about Rhode Island’s natural environment. Teachers and students can find events and organizations on every environmental topic, get ideas for projects and field trips, and locate experts who can enrich class presentations. The What Grows On in RI! calendar lists activities for children of all ages as well as trainings and professional development related to the environment. The organization directory and category pages are good sources for exploring the wide range of educational programs and careers in environmental fields in Rhode Island.
Recycle-A-Bike is a volunteer-based community organization that connects people with refurbished bikes, provides practical bike knowledge, and advocates bicycle use by empowering cyclists to ride safely and confidently.
Rhode Island Beekeepers Association
RIBA works to raise the standard of beekeeping as well as to educate the general public about the value of beekeeping. They host monthly membership meetings in which both new and experienced beekeepers can collaborate with one another. Membership includes access to the Association’s extractor (for a small rental fee) as well as a newsletter. In addition, RIBA offers beginner beekeeping classes and participates in local fairs and other events to promote beekeeping and to sell honey.
Rhode Island Climate Change Website
This website serves as the State’s primary portal for information and resources on climate change and resiliency. It houses resources for a variety of audiences including Rhode Island citizens, State agencies, municipalities, non-profit organizations, and the business community. It addresses how Rhode Islanders are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as how to adapt to the projected effects of climate change such as coastal hazards like sea level rise and storm surge, as well as high heat, drought, and inland flooding.
Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation, and Modeling
RI C-AIM of Narragansett Bay has a number of resources available to the Rhode Island community including: a free web based graphic tool (ideal for K-12 activities); educational resources such as activity books and teacher reports; and a data repository which is particularly engaging for environmental science classes.
Rhode Island Department of Health Climate Change and Health Program
The Climate Change and Health Program works to educate the public and raise awareness about the connection between climate change and health. It offers a variety of programs to mitigate public health impacts among vulnerable populations. The website houses a list of Climate Change and Health Teaching Resources, brochures about air quality, ticks, and more in both English and Spanish, and others.
Rhode Island Envirothon, Inc.
The mission of RI Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated citizens who are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a natural balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment. Throughout the year, middle and high school students are invited to attend hands-on workshops in the practical study of our natural resources. Workshops are led by local professionals from agencies such as the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS). Working in teams of five, students take what they’ve learned and participate in a one-day, outdoor competition, held in the spring. The winning team goes on to represent Rhode Island in the North American Envirothon competition held each summer.