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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The Recycling Partnership
As a mission-driven NGO, The Recycling Partnership is committed to advancing a circular economy by building a better recycling system. They mobilize people, data, and solutions across the value chain to reduce waste and our impact on the environment while also unlocking economic benefits. They work on the ground with thousands of communities to transform underperforming recycling programs; partner with companies to achieve packaging circularity, increase access to recycled materials, and meet sustainability commitments; and work with government to develop policy solutions to address the systemic needs of our residential recycling system and advance a circular economy. Since 2014, The Recycling Partnership has diverted 770 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 968 million gallons of water, avoided more than 670,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and driven significant reductions in targeted contamination rates.
The Whale Guitar Project
The Whale Guitar Project brings to life the story of Moby Dick as a metaphor for the rise of climate change as provoked by the captains of capitalism. The guitar itself is a work of art that has been played and signed by hundreds of guitarists along its instrumental journey to inspire change through music, art, and community action.
An academic-based tick-bite prevention and tickborne disease prevention resource, TickEncounter promotes TickSmart tools and thinking. Their programs and resources about tick biology and prevention help people remember critical details and enable more effective and efficient best practices for reducing tick encounters and disease risk. Important tools and platforms include TickSpotters, a national crowdsourced tick survey and response based on tick photo submissions, and the innovative Be Ready For Ticks “Just in Time” which gives access to tick experts using QR code-driven notices.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency – Education
EPA is part of the federal government with the mission of protecting human health and the environment. The Environmental Education website provides information about EPA activities and programs that support environmental education, including lesson plans, youth and teacher awards, and grants.
URI Cooperative Extension
The URI Cooperative Extension is an educational program which focuses on enlightening the community about food & agriculture systems, energy literacy, water resources, land stewardship, and healthy lifestyles.
URI Graduate School of Oceanography
GSO Ocean Classroom is an education and outreach extension of the Graduate School of Oceanography that brings current and relevant ocean science research to K-12 classrooms and public audiences. Ocean experts present programs in schools, virtually, outdoors at field locations, and on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus.