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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Natural Resources Conservation Service (Rhode Island)
NRCS is a federal agency that works hand-in-hand with the people of Rhode Island to improve and protect the soil, water, and other natural resources. For decades, private landowners have voluntarily worked with NRCS specialists to prevent erosion, improve water quality, and promote sustainable agriculture. NRCS employs experts such as soil conservationists, soil scientists, agronomists, biologists, engineers, geologists, and resource planners to help landowners develop conservation plans, create and restore wetlands, restore and manage other natural ecosystems, as well as advise on storm water remediation, nutrient and animal waste management, and watershed planning.
Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island
TNC is a global conservation organization dedicated to overcoming the barriers to climate and biodiversity solutions. In Rhode Island, TNC has conserved over 40,000 acres of wildlife habitat with many partners, and offers 25 nature preserves from Lincoln to Block Island. As part of its coastal program, TNC scientists are tracking changes in upper Narragansett Bay and in Block Island’s Great Salt Pond, to help guide and implement fish habitat restoration strategies. And through its cities program, TNC is working with partners and community members to reduce neighborhood flooding and stormwater pollution, and to develop an urban forestry plan that equitably delivers the benefits of trees across Providence’s 25 neighborhoods. Through its digital Nature Lab platform, TNC offers a variety of free, age appropriate courses in conservation science for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, plus bonus virtual field trips and teacher guides.
Nature’s Notebook gathers information on plant and animal phenology across the U.S. to be used for decision-making on local, national, and global scales to ensure the continued vitality of our environment. It is appropriate for scientists and non-scientists alike, engaging observers across the nation to collect phenology observations (observations of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages) on both plants and animals using scientifically-vetted observation guidelines to ensure data are useful to researchers and decision-makers.
NestWatch is a nationwide nest-monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many hatchlings survive. The database is intended to be used to study the current condition of breeding bird populations and how they may be changing over time as a result of climate change, habitat degradation and loss, expansion of urban areas, and the introduction of non-native plants and animals.
New England Science & Sailing Foundation
New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is a nonprofit ocean adventure program that engages students in experiential learning which builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. NESS is guided by four core values: experiential learning, personal growth, inclusiveness, and stewardship.