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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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.
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network
The CLEAN portal is led by the science education expertise of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. CLEAN’s primary effort is to steward the collection of climate and energy science educational resources and to support a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy. It offers a collection of high-quality, digital resources, including learning activities, visualizations, videos, and short demonstrations/experiments, as well as a professional learning community geared toward educators of students in secondary through undergraduate levels.
Coalition Center for Environmental Sustainability
Ever emerging environmental, social and economic challenges necessitate a lifestyle that fosters sustainability. CC4ES categorizes resources and organizations focused on sustainability into six interconnected modules: environmental justice and diversity, environmental literacy fundamentals, sustainable food systems and lifestyle, regenerative technologies, sustainable business practices, and resilient community and leadership building.
Community Boating Center
Located in India Point Park, the CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons, and affordable access to the Providence waterfront so that all members of the community have an opportunity to sail and paddle. During the summer, CBC offers one week EcoAdventure and two-week youth sailing camp sessions. Youth after-school programs and scholarships, adult evening classes, and waterfront “Sailebration” sailing parties and facility rentals are also available.
Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island
CHI-RI checks the pulse of the community to build on its assets and develop tailored programs that better address the community’s health and wellness challenges. Advocacy work is done through the Mt. Hope Coalition to Increase Food Security where multiple groups and stakeholders meet to address different issues in the food system. CHI-RI started the Sharing Garden in Billy Taylor Park which produces healthy, local food in the Mount Hope neighborhood of Providence, RI. Adult and youth education happens at the Sharing Garden in multiple ways including open access to the garden and its produce, free workshops, and the Teen Plot-to-Plate youth program.
Compost Research & Education Foundation
The Foundation offers trainings, courses, research and educational materials on composting, as well as works to increase public awareness on the benefits of organics recycling and increased compost use. Holds an annual week-long event in May called International Compost Awareness Week, which encourages people across the country and around the world to learn more about composting.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Celebrate Urban Birds
Celebrate Urban Birds strives to co-create bilingual inclusive, equity-based community science projects that serve communities that have been historically underrepresented or excluded from birding, conservation, and citizen science. The project seeks to promote better science through the equitable exchange of knowledge, increased access, centering missing voices and experiences, and by intentionally advocating for community ownership and leadership of scientific research. Together with participating communities the project has co-developed processes to co-design, pilot, and implement research and scientific programming while centering race and equity.