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

Upcoming Events

  1. Thursday Hike at King/Benson Preserve Trail, North Kingstown

    January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. Thursday Hike at Great Swamp, Kingstown

    January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. Thursday Hike at Alternative Mt Tom Trail, Exeter

    February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. Thursday Hike at Black Point, Narragansett

    February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  5. Thursday Hike at Fisherville Brook, Exeter

    February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am