If you are a current URI student, you are eligible to become a student mentor for the 5th grade Outdoor Science Adventure.

Enroll in a spring semester course that meets weekly and work with other college students to develop an environmental lesson plan and teach it to 5th grade students at the Environmental Education Center at URI’s W. Alton Jones Campus

  • Open to all majors, although knowledge of environmental science is encouraged
  • Receive up to 2 credits in NRS or PLS and two certificates.
  • View the schedule for EOSA 2019-2020.
  • For information about participating in EOSA 2020, please e-mail Claudia Hoddersen (choddersen.smile@gmail.com). We recruit in October of each year.

Are you looking for an opportunity to positively impact Rhode Island’s youth? Consider becoming a volunteer mentor for our 4th Grade Ecology Day, Middle School Engineering Challenge, or High School Engineering Challenge.

For information about becoming a student or professional mentor volunteer please contact Claudia Hoddersen (choddersen.smile@gmail.com)

URI Ecology Field Day-

Join 4th graders as they come to the URI Kingston campus and become ecologists on Thursday, April 9th 2020! Students rotate through several ecology related activities (vernal pool, greenhouse, touch tanks) and complete hands-on activities. While on campus, the students will also tour the campus, eat lunch in the dining hall, and talk to Talent Development college students about going to college.

4th Grade Ecology Day Sign Up

Middle School Challenge Weekend-

Join us at URI Kingston’s Campus on Friday March 20-21, 2020 as middle school students work to design, construct, and test a truss bridge. Students will also take a campus tour, learn more about college admissions, and talk with professionals in STEM-related fields.

Middle School Challenge Sign Up

High School Challenge Weekend-

Join us on March 27-28, 2020 at URI’s Kingston Campus as high school students work as engineers to design, build, and test a helmet. Students will also have to create and present a sales pitch with their cost and design data. Students will also take a campus tour, attend URI Admissions Info Session, and learn about STEM career opportunities.

High School Challenge Sign Up