EPA Awards $91,000 Environmental Education Grant to Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council in Providence, R.I.

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $91,000 environmental education grant to the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council in Providence, R.I. to work on a two-year effort to educate K-12 students in greater Providence about environmental protection and their natural environment.

“Teaching students about conservation through hands-on experiences ensures that our future generations will continue to be good stewards of our natural resources,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This grant furthers EPA’s commitment to working alongside our local partners to promote a healthy environment.”

The EPA Funding will be used by the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) to partner with the Partnership for Providence Parks, through their Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, on a program called “Using Parks & Partners for Broad Reaching Environmental Education,” with a goal of connecting the urban community, particularly underserved populations, with their natural surroundings within walking distance from their schools. Using a variety WRWC’s water education curricula, as well as the Roger Williams Park Zoo Teacher Institute, the program will reach K-12 students in the Providence and North Providence public school systems.

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