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FREE! Afterschool Environmental Education Workshops

seiningThis fun, dynamic, and FREE program has been specifically designed for middle school students!

For the environmental educational component of the Jamestown Storm Drain Art and Education Project, the University of Rhode Island’s Outreach Center’s Youth STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics] Education Coordinator, Dr. Amy Cabaniss, will lead this five-week workshop series.

Dr. Cabaniss will lead weekly (1.5 hour) after-school sessions through hands-on activities, field activities (weather-permitting), demonstrations and projects related to the water cycle, the function and importance of storm drains, and the impact of harmful pollutants making their way from the drains to the ocean.

Topics include:

  1. The water cycle
  2. Mapping a watershed; Geographic data of Jamestown
  3. What lives in the sea by Jamestown; Tides
  4. Where storm water goes; The effects of development; storm drains
  5. Nonpoint source pollution; Enviroscape model; household hazardous waste
  6. Getting the word out – Creating messages to increase public awareness for the protection of Jamestown water bodies

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE! The Jamestown Storm Drain Project has been made possible by grants from the Jamestown Education Foundation, a RI Legislative Grant, along with other local grants and the collaborative efforts of The Town of Jamestown, The Jamestown Conservation Commission, The Jamestown Arts Center, and the URI Outreach Center’s Youth STEAM Education Programs.

To register: Call the JAC 560 – 0979 or email alicia@jamestownartcenter.org

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FREE! To register: Call the JAC 560 - 0979 or email alicia@jamestownartcenter.org

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Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
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