Education Outreach

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.

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. Visit their website here.

For more information, contact WLT’s Education Project Coordinator at education@westerlylandtrust.org.

Upcoming Events

  1. Turkey Trot at Grills Preserve

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Annual Meeting at Wahaneeta Preserve

    November 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Family Hiking Book Event & All Ages Hike

    November 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Thursday Hike at Woody Hill Management Area, Westerly

    November 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Thursday Hike at Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich

    December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm