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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MobileQuest STEM Center
The MobileQuest team is made up of educators, engineers, and parents who have created engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities and challenges for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. They understand the importance of developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills at a young age and look forward to sharing their passion for STEM with you and your children.
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and home to the state’s only public planetarium. For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific, and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibits and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.
Narragansett Bay Commission
NBC’s mission is to maintain a leadership role in the protection and enhancement of water quality in Narragansett Bay and its tributaries by providing safe and reliable wastewater collection and treatment services to its customers at a reasonable cost. It owns and operates the two largest wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island: the Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in East Providence and the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Providence. The NBC also has an award-winning education program and provides tours of its treatment facilities for grades 3 and above.
Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Based on Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay, NBNERR is one of 30 National Estuarine Research Reserves located around the country. This network of protected areas was established to provide long-term protection of coastal lands so they can serve as platforms for research, education, training, and stewardship. The Reserve is supported and administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). NBNERR’s mission is to preserve, protect and restore coastal and estuarine ecosystems of Narragansett Bay through long-term research, education, and training.
Narrow River Preservation Association
Founded in 1970, the Narrow River Preservation Association is a state-designated watershed council that works to preserve, protect, and restore the natural environment and the quality of life for all communities within the Narrow River (Pettaquamscutt Estuary) and Watershed.
NASA Climate Kids
Climate Kids is a website produced by the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology. It houses age-appropriate definitions, videos, games, and activities related to weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals, as well as information about climate-related careers.
National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education promotes and defends accurate and effective science education because everyone deserves to engage with the evidence. NCSE works with teachers, parents, scientists, and concerned citizens at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that topics including evolution and climate change are taught accurately, honestly, and confidently.