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Wednesday morning bird walk: Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, meet in the second parking lot at 9 am.

Audubon Environmental Education Center Winter Hours: Mon-Tue: Closed; Wed-Sat: Open 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: Open 12:00pm-5:00pm  Except Holidays and Special Events




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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


2015 Teacher Workshops

Flying WILD
Saturday, March 28, 2015;
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol; FEE: $25.00/person
Flying WILD is a national curriculum that introduces students to bird conservation through activities focused on birds and their habitats. While geared towards middle school students, elementary teachers will find activities that can be adapted for their use. Included is basic bird information and easy ways to engage students in citizens science projects. Participants will receive the national curriculum guide and additional resources from Audubon. Recommended for elementary to middle school teachers.
Oceans in Your Classroom
Saturday, February 28, 2015;
10:00am – 1:00pm
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol; Fee: $25.00/person
The ocean is a complex system of relationships between plants, animals, and humans.  Understanding our connection to the ocean is important if we are to protect this fragile environment. This workshop is designed to promote learning through the study of oceanography and science inquiry. We will explore fun and simple activities you can do with your students in the classroom without ever going to the beach. Recommended for teachers in grades 2-6.
Science Inquiry in your Schoolyard

Saturday, yard: May 9, 2015;
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol; FEE: $25.00/person
There are rich lessons waiting for your students just outside your school door. Let Audubon help you utilize the schoolyard as an extension of your classroom. This workshop will give you the tools to confidently engage students in outdoor science inquiry. By incorporating the schoolyard into your lesson, you add real world applications and help students to develop scientific and critical thinking skills. Recommended for teachers in grades 2-8.

Register for all workshops here


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