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Students learning through hands-on classroom activities
Students learning through hands-on classroom activities
Courtesy: Save The Bay

Education is the powerful tool our society uses to communicate knowledge and skills. In addition to participating in classroom lessons, people must explore their local environments and habitats in order to acquire environmental knowledge and skills. Rhode Island's coastal habitats are dynamic, 'living' classrooms. They offer students invaluable exposure to the complexities and wonders of nature, as well as to the natural and man-made forces that threaten them.

With the right skills, people can become involved with the protection and restoration of their local habitats. Through environmental education, people both young and old, become empowered to act on behalf of the environment.

Listed below are various environmental education programs in Rhode Island.


Save The Bay Education Programs
434 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908-3770
401-272-3504
savebay@savebay.org
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Information on the education program at Save The Bay with links to various educational programs.
Office of Marine Programs
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882-1197
401-874-6211
OMP@gso.uri.edu
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Education page of the Office of Marine Programs with links to the Education Resource Center and other educational programs.

Discovery of RI Coastal Environments
Office of Marine Programs
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882-1197
401-874-6211
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Virtual field trip to four coastal ecosystems and links to other educational resources.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island - Education Department
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917-2600
401-949-5454
Audubon_ri@ids.net
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Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) Education Department homepage with information on available environmental education resources.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island - Education Center
1401 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
401-245-7500
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Information about and directions to Rhode Island's largest aquarium, located on a national wildlife refuge.

The Nature Conservancy
Rhode Island Chapter
159 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-331-7110
jash@tnc.org
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Program information and information about protecting natural habitats.

Norman Bird Sanctuary
583 Third Beach Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Fred Orwiler, Education Coordinator
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Information about the Norman Bird Sanctuary with links to individual, family, and group programs.

Rhode Island Chapter Surfrider Foundation
P.O. Box 43
Narragansett, RI 02882
rhodeisland@surfrider.org
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Information about water quality program and link to the National Surfrider education page.

Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 553
Charlestown, RI 02813
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Information about the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island with link to education page about the Rhode Island Piping Plover Restoration and Education Project.

Salt Ponds Coalition
Box 875
Charlestown, RI 02813
Vic Dvorak, Executive Director
401-322-3068
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A focal point for programs designed to preserve the nine coastal salt ponds along Rhode Island's Atlantic coastline.

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Associationn
203b Arcadia Road
Hope Valley, RI 02832
info@wpwa.org
401-322-3068
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Educational programs for schools and other groups on watersheds, water quality, and biological sampling.



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