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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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.
East Bay Educational Collaborative
The EBEC is an educational learning community of eight school districts located on the east side of Narragansett Bay. EBEC’s mission is to share, coordinate, and combine resources of the member districts to help develop world-class educators and schools. This includes providing high quality science and math instructional materials and teacher professional development for grades PK-8, and federally-funded curricula for physics, chemistry, and environmental studies for high schools. Their programs emphasize hands-on learning, active investigation, and teacher-vetted lessons which increase student engagement, achievement, and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District
ERICD’s vision is to promote and improve long-lasting and environmentally-friendly practices that protect natural resources such as soil, water, and air through outreach, education, direct support, and financial assistance. ERICD works with a variety of people and groups including farmers, landowners, cities, towns, schools, and others in the community.
eBird, the world’s largest birding community, is an app designed to help people keep track of the birds they see, share their own sightings, explore bird sightings around the world, and contribute to science and conservation. Users can manage lists, photos, and audio recordings; see real-time maps of species distribution; and get alerts when species have been seen in their area.
From the rarest butterflies to the most common, your sightings contribute to conservation decisions, scientific knowledge, education, and more. Help scientists understand when and where butterflies occur. All you have to do is watch and report your butterfly sightings.
ecoRI News is dedicated to reporting on environmental and social justice issues in southern New England. Through their reporting, they create a more informed public and provide individuals with the information they need to be better stewards of their environment. They are a professionally staffed, nonprofit, web-based news agency with a robust public service and outreach component. ecoRI News focuses on educating readers about the causes, consequences, and solutions to environmental and social justice issues that impact Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They accomplish their mission in separate but linked ways: investigative reporting, community journalism, educational programs, public outreach, green consulting, and compostable food-scrap collection.
EvanLEE Organics is the New England distributor for a patented Super Grow System which allows schools and organizations to grow nutritious food year round. EvanLEE Organics teaches students how to garden and grow their own food with their own two hands.
Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Farm Fresh RI’s mission is to grow a local food system that values the environment, health, and quality of life of Rhode Island farmers and eaters. Through hands-on education programs which provide the information needed to make healthful choices about food that reflect people’s values, health, and culture, FFRI enriches our connection to local food, agriculture, nutrition, and the environment. They provide these services in a variety of settings across the state including K-12 schools, libraries, preschool/daycare settings, community centers, farms, senior centers and residences, and farmers markets.