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The Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Teacher Resource Center offers a wide selection of services to help you incorporate environmental education into your classroom. 



A variety of "Prop Boxes" are available for teachers to loanout.  Each box was developed by naturalists trained in education and includes materials that enable teachers to extend their own curriculum.  Some may contain natural history biofacts, books, models, curricula ideas, background information and much more.

All prop boxes require a $25 deposit and have a loan period of up to 4 weeks for $5 per week.

A Bug's Life
Native Americans
Sea Life
Endangered Species
Rain Forest
Rhode Island Naturally:  Birdlife
Rhode Island Naturally:  Mammals
Bay Animals Like it Clean and Salty
The Teacher Resource Center is located at Audubon Headquarters, 12 Sanderson Road in Smithfield, R, and available by appointment only. To make an appointment, click here.

For additional information or to reserve a prop box call (401) 949-5454 x3011 or email


2014 Teacher Workshops

Growing Up Wild: Exploring Nature with Young Children
Saturday, November 9, 2013; 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Audubon's Environmental Education Center, Bristol; Fee: $25.00/person

Growing Up WILD is a national curriculum for early childhood educators. The workshop centers around building upon children's natural sense of wonder about nature. Audubon educators will introduce a wide range of activities that are developmentally appropriate for children ages 3 to 7. The goal is to provide a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills among preschoolers. All participants will receive a copy of the Growing Up WILD activity guide.
Whales in your Classroom
Saturday, January 25, 2014; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Audubon's Environmental Education Center, Bristol; Fee:  $25.00/person

Do you teach an oceans unit in your classroom?  Then this workshop is for you!  The workshop will provide basic natural history information about native marine mammals along with many ideas and fun activities.  Also learn about the newest teacher curriculum developed by the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium and take a copy of the curriculum home with you.  This workshop is recommended for teachers, grades 2-6.
WOW! SCIENCE: Innovative Thinking and Creativity in Science and the Arts
Saturday, February, 8, 2014; 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Audubon's Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge,
Smithfield; Fee: $25.00/person

This workshop will inspire teachers to incorporate innovation and creativity in their classrooms by blending science, art, and music teaching techniques. The workshop will include hands-on activities and experiments that address life science and physical science standards while building in art connections. Come prepared to have fun! Participants will receive a packet of the activities and resources they can use in their classrooms. This workshop is recommended for teachers, grades 3-8.

Project WET
Saturday, March 8, 2014; 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Audubon's Environmental Education Center,
Bristol; Fee:  $25.00/person

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a global K-12 multidisciplinary water education curriculum designed for both formal and informal educators. Its goal is to promote knowledge, appreciation and awareness of our water resources. The workshop will provide you with hands-on inquiry-based activities and lessons that support your classroom curriculum across science, math, language arts, and civics. Participants will leave with the newest edition of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide and become certified Project WET educators. Remember to bring a lunch.
Outdoor Learning for Preschoolers
Saturday, March 29, 2014; 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Audubon's Environmental Education Center, Bristol; Fee:  $25.00/person

Preschool children have a natural curiosity for the outdoor world, so what better way extend your students' learning.  This workshop will introduce early childhood educators to the incredibly rich lessons offered beyond the four walls of the classroom. We will discuss the benefits of bringing your students outdoors, and address some of the challenges that can be met with a little planning and flexibility.  Everyone will participate in simple nature study experiences, and take home many ideas to use back at your own site. This is a great follow-up to the Growing-Up Wild training.  This workshop is recommended for preschool teachers.

Science Inquiry in your Schoolyard
Saturday, May 17, 2014; 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Audubon's Environmental Education Center, Bristol                       
Fee: $25.00/person

There are rich lessons waiting for your students just outside the school door. Let Audubon help you utilize the schoolyard as an outdoor extension of your classroom. This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to confidently engage your students in outdoor science inquiry. By incorporating the schoolyard into your lesson, you add real world applications and help your students to develop scientific and critical-thinking skills. This workshop is recommended for teachers, grades 2-8.

Register for all workshops here


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