Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Environmental Education for Urban Schools Initiative

The Audubon Society of RI (ASRI) has been committed to teaching children to understand and appreciate the natural world and environment since the 1950's. ASRI began the Environmental Education for Urban Schools Initiative in 2003 to provide urban elementary schools with an environmental / scientific education experience.

The eventual goal of teh Initiative is to provide every urban school and eventually every school in Rhode Island environmenta education provided by Audubon-trained environmental educators. The program has a Classroom Phase and a Refuge Experience that introduced 9,000 urban students to a hands-on, experiential knowledge of real world ecosystems ranging from working with live animals to collecting field data at ASRI's Environmental Education or other Audubon wildlife refuges.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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