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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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.
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 provides training in agriculture, environmental focused issues, and entrepreneurship for formerly justice involved individuals and their families.
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.
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.
Skyscrapers is a group of amateur astronomers who share a love of the sky. They share resources, host lectures, and provide educational programming through public outreach programs to schools and civic groups. They also own and maintain the Seagrave Memorial Observatory in North Scituate which is open for free public observing most Saturday evenings.
Southern Rhode Island Conservation District
The SRICD promotes and achieves a healthy environment and sustainable use of natural resources for the people of Kent and Washington Counties and the State of Rhode Island, now and for the future, by coordinating partners to provide technical, educational, and financial resources. SRICD works directly with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to accomplish and improve the process for NRCS Outreach and Education, Conservation Technical Assistance, Wetland Restoration, enhancing Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grassland and Forestland Ecosystems, improving Soil Quality, Water Management, Water Quality, Energy Conservation, and Forest/Farmland Conservation.
Southside Community Land Trust
SCLT serves people in economically challenged urban neighborhoods where fresh produce is scarce and who, as a result, are at risk for life-threatening, diet-related, chronic diseases. They do this by educating people about diet and nutrition, agriculture, and the environment; building and managing community gardens and farms; providing low-cost agricultural resources and support to community gardeners; and training beginning farmers and enabling them to sell their produce to members of their communities. SCLT owns or directly manages 21 community gardens in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls, and partners with schools and housing and community organizations to manage 37 others. They also own or manage land used by 25 farmers to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to farmers markets, food businesses, restaurants and CSAs, as well as operate three production farms in Providence and Pawtucket that practice and demonstrate bio-intensive, small-scale agricultural production.