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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Night Hike 

Explore our trails at night while learning about nocturnal animals and their adaptations. Concepts include nocturnal, diurnal, crepuscular, photoreceptors, and bioluminescence. Appropriate for grades 1-8. Night Hike may be scheduled as a half or full evening program.  After May 10, due to late sunsets evening hikes take place mainly in twilight conditions.

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Build community while singing, listening to stories, and watching skits around the campfire.  Concepts include community, old-fashioned entertainment, and fun. Appropriate for grades 1-8.

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Town Meeting 

Role-play the participants of a town meeting to explore and discuss environmental issues. Concepts include development, decision-making, and natural resources. Appropriate for grades 4-8.

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New Games 

Participate in fun cooperative, inclusive, outdoor games.  Concepts include fair play, cooperation, and safety. Appropriate for grades 1-8.

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Egg Drop

Work together to create a protective shell for an egg using natural materials.  Once completed, dropping them from various heights tests the constructions.  Concepts include teamwork and planning. Appropriate for grades 4-8.

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The Mysterious Thing

A hidden object can only be viewed by a few people.  Their job is to describe it through a line of communication to their team as they try to create an exact replica. Concepts include communication and teamwork. Appropriate for grades 4-8.

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Nature Quiz Show

Participate in a jeopardy like quiz show game to review and reinforce concepts learned during previous lessons. Appropriate for grades 4-8 on multiple day stay.

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Night Sky

Learn about stars, planets, moon phases and seasonal constellations.  Concepts include constellations, star myths, circumpolar and astronomy. Appropriate for grades 1-8.  Does not require a clear night.  

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Paper Bag Skits

Students are given several props and an environmental question which they use to create a skit and then perform in front of the other students. Concepts include myths, confidence, teamwork, and fun. Appropriate for grades 4-8. This program requires assistance from a visiting schoolteacher or parent for each field group.

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