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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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RI Families in Nature

Created by and for families who want to spend more time outdoors, RI Families in Nature has resources that can help people of all ages and experiences explore Rhode Island’s natural places and reap the many benefits that hiking offers us all. They also publish The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide and Journal.

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RI Schools Recycling Club

The goal of the RI Schools Recycling Club is to ensure that all of Rhode Island’s public and private schools implement their own programs for reducing, recovering, and recycling food waste.

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RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife – Wildlife Outreach Program

The Division of Fish and Wildlife created the Wildlife Outreach Program in 2017 to serve students, families, hunters, and the public through a variety of unique, enjoyable programs. These programs provide participants with information about Rhode Island’s wildlife species, conservation issues, and the work being done by our dedicated staff to protect, restore, and manage our state’s precious wildlife resources. The Wildlife Outreach Program offers interactive, fun, educational activities regarding the history of wildlife management, current conservation projects, Rhode Island’s diverse wildlife, and careers in the field of wildlife conservation. They also offer educational resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.

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RISE Engineering, a division of Thielsch

RISE provides energy efficiency services for residential, commercial, school, and municipal buildings. Its mission is to build a sustainable employee-owned company that energy users and program sponsors trust to consistently deliver energy-efficiency solutions which improve living and working environments and set the industry standard for professionalism and customer satisfaction.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Zoo’s mission is to nurture and cultivate an interest and passion for animals, the natural world, and science by engaging visitors and students in developmentally appropriate science practices to explore the world around them and join in conserving wildlife and wild places. The Zoo has long been a valued resource for bringing science to life. As leaders in conservation and animal care, they create engaging experiences that empower guests to join in conserving wildlife and wild places. The Zoo is a 40-acre living laboratory where students can explore concepts introduced in the classroom. Their programs encourage students to observe, ask questions, make inferences and discoveries, and communicate.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo FrogWatch USA

A strong presence of frogs and toads is indicative a healthy habitat, hence being called “indicator species.” FrogWatch is a community science program that provides volunteers the opportunity to learn about wetlands in their community by submitting scientific data on the calls of local frogs and toads they hear. The program provides scientists with evidence of species distribution as well as identifying impacts of habitat loss and climate change which can then be used to make informed decisions around land use, development, and other important environmental considerations.

Roots 2Empower

Roots 2Empower provides training in agriculture, environmental focused issues, and entrepreneurship for formerly justice involved individuals and their families.

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Rose Island Lighthouse and Fort Hamilton Trust

The mission of the organization is to preserve the historic and environmental integrity of Rose Island, to maintain and operate its lighthouse, and to provide education and public access for all people. RILFH Trust supports this mission by providing membership opportunities, environmental education for schools and youth groups, fundraising events, tours, and overnight accommodations.

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Salt Ponds Coalition

Started in 1985 as a water quality monitoring program, SPC is the official watershed council of the southern RI coastal ponds. SPC works to protect the ponds and educate both students and the general public about the ecosystem and to become a good steward to this fragile resource.

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Save The Bay

Save The Bay’s education program brings to life concepts introduced in the classroom. They are happy to customize any of their programs to suit your curriculum needs and have connected all of them to the Next Generation Science Standards. They address a wide range of environmental and marine science topics using a hands-on, inquiry based approach. Education programs are offered at their education facilities in Providence and Newport, aboard one of three US Coast Guards certified education vessels, along the coast line, or in your classroom.

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