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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Rhode Island Farm Bureau
The Farm Bureau is a free, independent, nongovernmental, and voluntary organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing agricultural problems and formulating action to achieve educational awareness and social advancement, and thereby, to promote the national well-being. There are books, programs, events, and more all to increase agricultural literacy in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association
RIFGA began in 1913 with a group of dedicated apple orchardists from Providence and Kent Counties. Over the years, RIFGA has expanded to include growers of many tree fruits as well as berries. Throughout the season our members have the support and assistance of the Cooperative Extension of University of Rhode Island and of University of Massachusetts. Their continuous research and fieldwork aid and advance our farmers’ ability to produce healthy, savory fruit.
Rhode Island Land Trust Council
The Rhode Island Land Trust Council is the coalition of our state’s land trusts – community-based organizations formed to protect scenic open spaces, farms, forests, historic sites, and watersheds that define the character of our communities, keep us healthy, protect wildlife habitat and drinking water supplies, and provide local food and beautiful places for recreation. The Council works to permanently conserve open and natural lands in Rhode Island by supporting land trusts, promoting responsible use and stewardship of conserved lands, and advocating for sound land conservation policy.
Rhode Island Mobile Sportfishermen
RIMS was founded in 1958 by a group of fisherman that frequented East Beach and the Charlestown, Rhode Island areas. As a family-oriented club, RIMS was organized with a mission dedicated to the preservation and conservation of our coastal resources, as well as maintaining public beach access. Today, RIMS continues its stance on public beach access, preservation and conservation, and the protection of our fisheries.
Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association
RINLA is a 501(c)6 professional trade association that serves the green industry and promotes environmental stewardship. RINLA advances the welfare of its members through education, research, legislative representation, certification, support in the marketing of green industry goods and services, and collaboration with allied interests and associations.
Rhode Island Recreation and Parks Association
RIRPA offers a variety of opportunities to network with, and learn from, others in the field of parks and recreation.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
RIRRC is dedicated to helping Rhode Islanders reduce, reuse, and recycle. They operate Rhode Island’s Central Landfill, Materials Recycling Facility, Leaf & Yard Composting operation, and Eco-Depot for household hazardous waste. RIRRC offers many services to RI residents and groups including free tours, presentations, and student mentoring to RI schools.
Rhode Island Sea Grant
One of 34 programs in the National Sea Grant College Program, Sea Grant is a state-based program with federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) based at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. They work with coastal communities in the Ocean State to ensure access to the best available science and that everyone has a seat at the table to build long-term, sustainable solutions. 41°N, Rhode Island’s coastal and ocean magazine, is a publication of Sea Grant and the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute that highlights Sea Grant and Coastal Institute research, outreach, and education activities on a particular theme.
Rhode Island State Parks
Since 1909, the State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation has evolved from a visionary plan to a statewide network of historic and magnificent green spaces and greenways devoted to the public enjoyment of the outdoors. Today, the park system and natural resource areas comprise over 123 sites and 60,000 acres.
Rhode Island Tree Farm Program
The mission of the Rhode Island Tree Farm Program is to promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of the benefits of productive forestry.