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The Woonasquatucket River has a lot going for it. It is in the heart of urban Providence and creates a place for everyone to enjoy nature right in the city. On the other hand, as an industrial river, there are some dangers. The WRWC wants people, especially kids to use and enjoy the wonderful natural resources right outside their homes and schools, but we must ensure that they do so safely. We teach everyone the Dos and Don’ts of the Woonasquatucket.
Environmental and Science Education at Every Level:
- Elementary School: Fish in the Classroom – 3rd, 4th and 5th graders learn science by raising trout in their classroom and releasing them into the river.
- Middle School: River Adventurers After School Program – 6th, 7th and 8th graders visit the parks and Greenway weekly. They learn to identify wildlife, learn the history of the river and how it becomes polluted, become citizen scientists and test the water, and plan for making it better.
- High School: Environmental Leaders Learn One, Do One, Teach One – In this year long program, students use the scientific method to learn about watersheds and the river. Independent research or personal projects help them take their learning to the next level. Our new leaders teach what they have learned to younger students or present their findings to the public.
By participating in the WRWC Educational Program(s) you not only help teach kids science and enjoy the outdoors, you are helping form the next generation of environmental leaders!
For more information about partnering or to incorporate our science curricula in your classroom or community center, please email Education Director, Kassi Archambault (KArchambault@wrwc.org), or call her at (401) 861-9046.
A selection of scenes from our educational programs.
Thank you to our 2016 Education Sponsors