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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Green Circle Design
Founded in 2004 by Kate Lacouture, Green Circle Design (GCD) works on the principle that good landscape design should be inherently sustainable. To this end, GCD promotes alternatives to the American front lawn, uses native plants to preserve habitat, and encourages organic methods of gardening. GCD also offers consultations to schools and community groups interested in starting garden programs. They strive to inspire and empower kids by teaching them the impact of their decisions as citizens on the environment.
Green Energy Consumers Alliance
The Alliance works to empower climate-friendly energy choices and policy in Massachusetts and Rhode Island through a variety of educational programs and services.
Green Ribbon Schools
This program of the US Department of Education recognizes schools that save energy and reduce costs, protect health and foster wellness, and feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement. All Rhode Island Schools are eligible to participate in the program. Applications are available in early September and winners are announced in April of each year.
One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.
Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
At this dynamic cross-campus center, students and faculty conduct groundbreaking research and build creative solutions to complex 21st-century problems. The work at IBES combines an understanding of the natural world and of human societies because environmental stewardship, human rights, and economic well-being are inextricably linked. Through a unique interdisciplinary approach, IBES fosters actionable research outcomes and the change agents of tomorrow. Their rigorous undergraduate curriculum offers meaningful real-world experiences and unique faculty-student partnerships. IBES faculty and students are leaders in the global conversation about environmental issues – on campus, at the State House, in boardrooms, and at the United Nations.
ISeeChange is a community and climate dialogue platform that connects people with their changing environments to make solutions together. What you see change in your backyard, neighborhood, and city is important to our collective understanding of how climate change and weather affect our communities. Observations and block-by-block insights can help cities, engineers, and local organizations advocate for and create solutions to climate challenges.