Learning Landscape Field Trips
The URI Learning Landscape environmental education program invites elementary school groups to book an Eco-Exploration Field Trip. Middle school groups and special needs groups are invited to attend at the discretion of the teacher. The program is held at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence during the fall and winter, and the URI Kingston Botanical Garden in the spring.
Students use their senses to explore the plants and wildlife that inhabit southern New England. Trained URI Master Gardener and student educators present topics such as ecosystems and adaptations, seed diversity, native mammals and birds, worms and decomposers, the water cycle and pollution prevention and more in a fun and age-appropriate format. Students bring their experiences back to the classroom with seeds planted in a recycled pot and their own nature journals.