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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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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

The Blackstone River and its tributaries are splendid places to uncover. The BVTC offers watershed education classroom programs for schools, youth organizations, and others pursuing STEM programs. They also offer programs for the general public that are both informational and relaxing.

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Botanical Center, Roger Williams Park

Encompassing approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens, the Botanical Center is the largest public indoor display garden in New England. There are two greenhouses, the Conservatory and the Mediterranean Room, with over 150 different species and cultivars of plants. The outdoor garden displays include the Perennial Garden, Pine & Hosta Dell, the Winter Garden, Wooded Hillside Garden, Overlook Terrace, and the gorgeous Rose Maze. The City has an agreement with the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences to provide horticultural and environmental programs at the Botanical Center.

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Breezy Seas

This is a women veteran owned small business, specializing in developing customized education and outreach lectures, workshops, training programs, and speaker events, set to inspire the next generation of explorers, mariners, and farmers, both young and old. From fulfilling grant requirements, sharing research, or just wanting to getting involved with the community, Breezy SEAS will help navigate the interaction of the government-academic-industry triple helix, bridging resources to serve the needs of the greater community.

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Brown Environmental Leadership Lab

The Brown University Pre-College Summer Program enrolls over 5,000 high school students (15-18 years old) from the United States and other countries to explore academic enrichment and intellectual growth. The Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) is a unique option within Brown’s Pre-College Program that combines concepts in environmental studies, ecology, and leadership to help students develop and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with socially responsible leadership around environmental issues.

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BSCS Science Learning – Field Scope

FieldScope is an innovative map-based data collection and analysis platform managed by BSCS Science Learning. It supports citizen and community science projects and other initiatives with tools to collect data from dispersed geographic locations and to analyze trends, patterns, and change over time, including the impact of interventions. The team behind FieldScope also creates open-access lessons that engage middle and high school classrooms in inquiry with datasets from citizen science projects around the country and the world.

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Budburst, a project of the Chicago Botanic Garden

Budburst is a community science project hosted by the Chicago Botanic Garden that brings together researchers, educators, and scientists. Budburst runs several research projects that focus on plants, climate change, and plant-animal interactions. Anyone can participate by observing nearby plants. Budburst community scientists help save plants and support conservation science across the country.

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Casey Farm

This mid-eighteenth-century homestead overlooking Narragansett Bay was the center of a plantation that produced food for local and foreign markets. Today, farm managers raise organically grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers for subscribing households in a Community Supported Agriculture program. A weekly farmers’ market from May to October offers products from other local farms, including meat, seafood, fruit, flowers, and artisan products. Casey Farm also offers guided tours, school and youth programs, and summer camps.

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Center for Dynamic Learning

CDL inspires youth to cultivate career readiness and workforce skills through science, art, and theatre programs. As a STEAMM organization, CDL enriches student experience in core subjects, addressing the need for access to high quality education and career exploration opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and manufacturing.

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Childhood Lead Action Project

Since 1992, the Childhood Lead Action Project has worked to eliminate childhood lead poisoning through education, parent support, and advocacy.

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Clean Ocean Access

COA’s mission is to inspire and educate the community to take action through environmentally responsible behaviors and its vision is a clean, healthy ocean that is accessible to all. COA provides experiential environmental education across Newport County year-round. Since 2013, COA has worked with Aquidneck Island public and private schools, after-school programs, and summer camps to help foster a strong sense of environmental stewardship within the next generation. By integrating community science work into its environmental education programs, COA provides students with the opportunity to get an inside look into how a non-profit organization functions, while developing a better understanding of their own coastal environment.

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