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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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Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network

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.

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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.

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Coggeshall Farm Museum

Experiential learning is part of the fabric of Coggeshall Farm Museum. It is a living history museum exploring the lives of Rhode Island’s tenant farmers working the fertile land along the salt marshes in the late 18th century. As a museum of methods, they are uniquely poised to provide real-life contact with the past, while encouraging students of all ages to reflect on the differences and similarities with their lives in the present.

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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.

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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.

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Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation

Through educational field trips, after-school, home-school, and in-school boating programs, CISF inspires and engages people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with the marine environment. CISF’s four core values drive every decision and program: opportunity, education, stewardship, and positive youth development.

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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.

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Creative Options

Since 1999, Creative Options has been dedicated to promoting behavioral and emotional wellness for children, youth, and families throughout Rhode Island. With 7.8 acres of trails and multiple performance and education areas, including stages for lectures and live performances, they design and implement positive behavior support and crisis intervention strategies at the school, program, and district level.

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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

This environmental education center in Mystic, CT, offers year-round programs for all ages. With two locations connected by a greenway, the outdoor sanctuary encompasses 300 acres and 10 miles of trails. DPNC’s main campus features natural history exhibits and live birds of prey. The Coogan Farm offers a visitor center, Giving Garden, and meeting and classroom space.

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Earth Care Farm

Earth Care Farm is tucked in the woods of Charlestown, RI, and boasts abundant fields, Black Angus cattle, award-winning garlic, and mountains of beautiful compost. In 1977, Michael Merner had an epiphany while standing in the home garden on his small farm that living soil is the foundation of our well being and began making compost soon after that realization. Forty years later, Mike and his wife still live and advise on the farm that their daughter, Jayne Merner Senecal, manages (with lots of help from the family and dedicated staff). The Farm sells bulk and bagged compost products, offers pick-your-own crops, hosts tours, field trips, and family events.

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