Join us in the NRS 492 course this spring semester at URI. Collaborate with peers to craft an environmental lesson plan and impart it to 4th and 5th graders on April 26, 2024, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm at the URI campus’s North Woods vernal pool, forest sites, pond, and stream.

The NRS 492 course usually convenes once a week on Thursdays, from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm. However, the exact timing is flexible and molded to fit URI student schedules. If you want to know more or have any questions, reach out to Jo Basel at And if you’re reading this in the fall, keep an eye out for our recruitment drive in October.

If this initiative has piqued your interest, there are more opportunities to shine and make a difference. Consider volunteering as a mentor for the Ecology Field Day on April 26, 2024, or tackle the world of engineering with the Middle School Engineering Challenge also on March 22, 2024, and the High School Engineering Challenge on April 5, 2024.