Category: environment

Art meets science and civics at Brown: Margaret Wertheim Residency for students and educators

Art meets science and civics at Brown: Margaret Wertheim Residency for students and educators

[ 0 ] March 21, 2014 |

Brown’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies announces a weeklong residency with Margaret Wertheim, science writer and co-creator of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project from April 14-18, 2014. Her residency opens with a public talk, Reefs, Rubbish and Reason: bringing art and science together in the age of global warming on Monday, April […]

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Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, December 7th, as we explore this area together. Maxwell Mays, a folk artist best known for his paintings of historic Rhode Island, was also an environmental conservationist and philanthropist. He donated 295 acres of land to Audubon as part of his life estate and, […]

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Toys R Us should rethink priorities. Big companies can also care about the environment.

Toys R Us should rethink priorities. Big companies can also care about the environment.

[ 0 ] November 2, 2013 |

I’m not anti-toys or anti-shopping but I am against glorifying the need to buy stuff  from a big box store by squashing or diminishing the importance of something valuable—in this instance, environmental education or any educational school field trip of which there are so few these days.  A recent ad put out by Toys R […]

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Family Hiking: Canonchet Farm

Family Hiking: Canonchet Farm

[ 0 ] September 18, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Sunday, September 22, as we explore this area together.

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Kent Street Pond: A Simple Nature Outing

Kent Street Pond: A Simple Nature Outing

[ 0 ] July 2, 2013 |

Family adventures are often best when simple. Catching tadpoles at Kent Street Pond in Barrington is one of my kids’ favorite simple activities.

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Edible Rhody KIDS: Honeybees (Spring 2013)

Edible Rhody KIDS: Honeybees (Spring 2013)

[ 0 ] April 7, 2013 |

Welcome Spring! “Honeybees”, shares facts about our buzzing friends and tips on how to help them.

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No Child Left Inside

No Child Left Inside

[ 0 ] August 14, 2012 |

Rhode Island is one of the first states to complete an Environmental Literacy Plan. And now, the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA), in partnership with the six state professional Environmental Education (EE) associations in New England, will award at least nineteen grants up to $5,000 each to eligible groups such as non-profits, EE organizations, schools, and local or state agencies. Made possible by a $150,000 grant from the U.S. EPA Regional Environmental Education Sub-Grants program, the awards will support projects that increase environmental education capacity or advance education by helping implement state environmental education plans. Projects may include professional development, student projects, or statewide capacity building for delivering environmental education. All proposals must be received by Friday, August 31, 2012. To learn more, please visit the RI Environmental Education Association website.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day with Kids!

10 Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day with Kids!

[ 0 ] April 25, 2012 |

Tomorrow, April 29, 2011 is National Arbor Day. Share the The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, or One Tree (Green Start series) by Innovative Kids with your children. These stories remind us at any age to be mindful of our trees.

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My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

[ 0 ] April 15, 2012 |

Earth Day is just around the corner and in my house, the excitement almost reaches that of the December holiday season. April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of the big day and whether or not you consider yourself a Greenie, a Once-ler, or more likely something in between, Earth Day is a wonderful time to engage your family in healthy, fun, and meaningful activities.

My favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day:

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Help keep our coastline clean! Participate in Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island

Help keep our coastline clean! Participate in Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island

International Coastal Cleanup September 25, 2010 9 a.m.-noon* (*Some cleanups occur on a different date or time; check individual listings for details) Each year, volunteers around the world show they care about their coasts by flocking to the beaches to clean up and document the trash they find. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is […]

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