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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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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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Skyscrapers, Inc.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Story Walking Radio Hour

Hosted by Wendy Nadherny Fachon, MBA, and syndicated through the Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network, the Story Walking Radio Hour is a monthly podcase series offering solutions-based ideas centered around key environmental education and sustainable living issues. Each open-source podcast combines storytelling and conversations with green career professionals. Each guest discusses creative problem solving initiatives, shares best practices, suggests quality educational resources, and inspires active engagement. Story Walking’s unique format aspires to offer interesting listening material for everyone – parents, teachers, students and the general public – and asks listeners to share what they learn with others.

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Surfrider Foundation (Rhode Island Chapter)

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the ocean, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research, and education.

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The Compass School

The Compass School was founded in 2002 by a group of parents who desired an environment where their children would be challenged to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. The enrollment for this public K-8 charter school is through a lottery which is open to all Rhode Island residents. They offer children a continuous, multiyear educational experience with an integrated, project based curriculum that provides the foundation to develop each individual as a cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and reflective being. Students graduate knowing they are members of a global community, having developed an awareness of their personal, social, and ecological responsibility.

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The Empowerment Factory

TEF is dedicated to giving children the skills they need to lead happier, healthier, more empowered lives. TEF engages youth through after-school and summertime learning programs and community and school special events and activities to help youth develop the skills they need to succeed in school and life.

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