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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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Ladd Observatory

The historic Ladd Observatory, first opened in 1891, is a public observatory and working museum of astronomy, science, and timekeeping.

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Lost Ladybug Project

The Lost Ladybug Project is a nationwide program designed to help scientists track and study ladybug species. Participants find and photograph ladybugs, and then upload images along with the time, date, location, and habitat the ladybugs were found.

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Metcalf Institute

Metcalf Institute advances informed public conversations about science and the environment through professional development for journalists and scientists, resources, and public programs.

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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.

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Movement Education Outdoors

MEO works with youth and community organizations from Providence, Woonsocket, Central Falls, and Pawtucket to offer transformative outdoor experiences that center Black, Indigenous, People of Color joy, community, and knowledge. With a focus on eliminating barriers to access, MEO provides multiple access points for youth of color and of limited economic resources to experience wellness in an outdoor environment.

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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.

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Mystic Aquarium

The Mystic Aquarium is focused on mentoring, youth development, conservation, education, and research. Via its network of national role models and local mentors, it brings the thrill of scientific discovery to more than 100,000 youth annually, exposing them to fascinating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) phenomena and careers they might otherwise never experience. Mystic Aquarium is a recognized and respected leader in providing mentoring and academic enrichment programs nationally and locally here in Rhode Island.

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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.

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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.

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Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Through outdoor experiences, they provide the most relevant and rigorous character and leadership program available today. Scouting develops leaders that are good problem solvers, community-minded, physically fit, and prepared for success in life. Two of the many programs offered through the Narragansett Council include Project C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience), a “low ropes course” that includes a series of physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and Adventure Day Camp, a week-long program including activities such as archery, boating, swimming, crafts, outdoor cooking, fire-building, nature appreciation, and daily STEM projects.

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