The URI Extension Outreach Center invites elementary school groups to book a Learning Landscape Field Trip. This two-hour environmental education program engages children in several hands-on learning stations to explore biomes and plants and wildlife that inhabit southern New England. Learning Landscape also introduces topics such as water pollution and environmental stewardship, all in a fun and age-appropriate format and in alignment with Common Core Standards and Grade Span Expectations. Students bring their experiences back to the classroom with seeds planted in a recycled pot and their own nature journals. Facilitated by specially-trained URI Master Gardeners and URI students, this program is held at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence during the winter, and the URI Kingston Botanical Garden in the spring. Middle school and special needs groups are invited to participate at the discretion of the teacher.
Winter Learning Landscape Program
Field Trip Dates: February – April 2017 (Held on Wednesday and Thursday only)
Location: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence
Spring Learning Landscape Program
Student Volunteer Position
Field Trip Dates: April – June 2017 (Held Tuesday through Friday)
Location: URI Botanical Gardens, Kingston
Reserve a field trip date by calling (401) 874-2900
- Bus transportation scholarships are available on a limited basis for Rhode Island Title 1 schools. To inquire, please call the Extension Outreach Center at (401) 874-2900.
- Learning Landscape Program Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org