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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Registration for Learning Landscape begins
for school groups
Popular field trip to URI's greenhouses fills up fast

KINGSTON, R.I. -- May 4, 2000 -- Registration for Fall 2000 has begun for the University of Rhode Island's Learning Landscape Environmental Education program, a popular field trip to the URI gardens and greenhouses for elementary school classes.

During two-hour Learning Landscape sessions, children in grades K-6 explore the soils, water, plants and wildlife of the Rhode Island environment through hands-on activities. They examine bird's nests and mammal skins, sieve soil to study the particles, feel composting worms squiggle about on their hands, and taste and smell the herbs and vegetables grown in the URI gardens.

Learning Landscape is taught by URI staff, student volunteers, and Master Gardeners.

To sign up for Fall 2000 sessions, teachers should call program coordinator June Kinigstein at 874-5706. The program costs $5 per student, though need-based scholarships are available.

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For Information: June Kinigstein 874-5706,
Todd McLeish 874-7892


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