Educational Outreach

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Westerly Land Trust preserves have a lot to offer students and educators.

The Westerly Land Trust welcomes school groups, summer camps, and scout troops to use our preserves as living laboratories. Our preserves offer an array of ecosystems to explore and provide an excellent opportunity for students to study wildlife, habitats, geology, botany and connect with the natural world. WLT is currently working with Westerly Public Schools to engage students in hands-on experiences aimed at instilling a deep understanding and appreciation for the environment.


Our education initiative supports the RI Environmental Literacy Plan. Rhode Island is among the first states in the nation to finish an Environmental Literacy Plan, opening the door for potential federal funding that will help to equip teachers with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to integrate critical environmental and science learning into their curricula.

RI Environmental Literacy Plan


WLT is proud to be a member of the RI Environmental Education Association (RIEEA), a collaborative network of individuals and organizations committed to environmental education. 

 RIEEA’s website

For more information, contact WLT’s Education Project Coordinator at education(at)