Environmental Education Center

W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158

altonjones@uri.edu401.874.8200 (p); 401.397.3293 (f)

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Group Building

Through problem solving activities that stress cooperation, students develop leadership, communication, planning skills, and build trust with one another.  Concepts include teamwork, communication, cooperation, community, and trust. Appropriate for grades 1-12. This can be further enhanced by a trip to the challenge course.

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Challenge Course

Continue developing group-building skills at a challenge course, including permanent cooperative elements nestled in the forest.  Concepts include teamwork, trust, focus, listening skills, and communication. Appropriate for grades 4-12.

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Learn to use a map and compass to pinpoint your location and find your way through the forest.  Concepts include topographic, magnetic north, map reading skills, true north, and navigation. Appropriate for grades 4-8.

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Outdoor Skills

 Learn basic outdoor wilderness skills that can be applied to a day hike or an overnight trip.  Concepts include fire building and safety, shelter building, leave-no-trace, preparation, planning, and wilderness. Appropriate for grades 1-8.

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