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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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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.

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NASA Climate Kids

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.

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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.

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National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation

National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation

NNOCCI is a network of individuals and organizations in informal education, the social sciences, and climate sciences with a shared commitment to using evidenced-based communications methods and providing the social and emotional support needed to engage as climate communicators. Working together to develop the knowledge, techniques, community, and confidence needed to empower audiences, NNOCCI is changing public discourse about climate change to be consistent, positive, civic-minded, and solutions-focused.

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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston and Rhode Island

Natural Awakenings GBRI is a free local healthy lifestyle magazine. In each issue, readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression, and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle. They offer inspiring how-to articles, interviews with national experts, the latest news in holistic health and sustainability, and much more. Each month brings fresh perspective around a timely theme sure to pique your interest. As an independently-published and locally-curated magazine, readers know they can trust that the content has no “hidden agenda.”

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Natural Curiosity

Natural Curiosity

Offering webinars, virtual and in-person workshops, and online group coaching sessions for educators across Turtle Island (North America), Nature Curiosity aims to improve environmental education by providing transformative professional learning experiences to help unpack the pedagogical framework for getting outdoors and incorporating Indigenous perspectives. They also have a best-selling educator resource, Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry.

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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.

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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.

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Nature’s Notebook

Nature’s Notebook

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.

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