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A number of Blackstone Valley environmental programs can be found in or attached to our schools.  Stay tuned to this page for education related environmental programs and events available throughout Blackstone Valley school systems.


Hands-on outdoor environmental educational experience developed by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, and now led by Mystic Aquarium educators and scientists. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about the natural, cultural, and historical aspects of the Blackstone River Valley. In addition, programs can be specialized according to teacher’s requests and grade level needs. This very popular program takes place onboard the Explorer and gets students engaged with the surroundings that many have yet to discover. More



Watch Bob discuss recycling and environmental responsibility in Cumberland Schools.  YouTube Video


Feed the Local Pigs

Unique to the schools in the Blackstone Valley, 4 communities have adopted an additional waste diversion program. They are sorting food scraps in addition to recyclables after the students have lunch in their schools. The school districts in Burrillville, Cumberland, North Smithfield and Woonsocket have special collection containers in the cafeteria where the students place all kinds of uneaten or food waste they generate after lunch.  Between these 4 communities, currently 28 schools are participating in this program.  More