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Read Beyond the Beaten Path
The theme for iREAD’s 2022 summer reading program is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path". The broad motif of “summer camp at the library” can encompass a world of different summer experiences: from outdoor activities such as hiking, campfires, stories, and s’mores to nature programs, arts and crafts, music, and so much more.
2022 Summer Summit
Save the date for this day long virtual summit focused on all things summer. Join library staff from throughout New England to invigorate your Summer Reading Program planning. Featuring keynote speaker Adam Gidwitz and sessions on geocaching, play based learning, and more! Register at: https://cslib.libcal.com/event/8872924.
All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing in the OLIS Library Learning Center.
Rhody Critter Kits
The RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife offers free wildlife curriculum kits and learning resources for formal and informal K-8 educators through our Rhody Critter Kits Program. Each kit contains lesson plans, activities, videos, hands-on learning materials, and other resources curated by our Wildlife Outreach staff, with special emphasis on Rhode Island’s wildlife species, conservation work, and management practices.
Rhody Critter Kit Training
This training will be held on May 19, 2022 at the RI Division of Fish and Wildlife Outdoor Education Office in Arcadia Management Area, time TBD. Join us for a fun day in nature and pick up some new knowledge and resources to enhance your youth programming.
Adubon Society of Rhode Island
Audubon offers a variety of environmental education programs for school groups, scout troops, libraries, senior centers, garden clubs and more.
Aquatic Resource Education (A.R.E) Program for Children and Adults
The DEM - Fish and Wildlife A.R.E. Program provides free hands-on training and workshops for children and adults in freshwater and marine ecology.
DEM Wildlife Outreach Program
The Division of Fish and Wildlife serves students, families, hunters, and the public through a variety of unique, enjoyable programs. These programs provide participants with information about Rhode Island’s wildlife species and the work being done by our dedicated staff to protect, restore, and manage our state’s precious wildlife resources.
50 Nature-Based Activities for Rhode Islanders
A round-up of activities families can do right from their home, backyard, or neighborhood.
Citizen Science at Your Library
Citizen science is a way for regular people to participate in real science that needs our help! SciStarter and Arizona State University partnered up with libraries across the country to offer Citizen Science Kits. A Citizen Science Kit is a small box created by libraries that contains everything library patrons need to help scientists answer questions they can’t answer without volunteers.
A StoryWalk® is laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to stakes that are installed along a path. As you stroll down the trail, you read the story.The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.