Private sector jobs relating to the environment will present many opportunities to lead Rhode Island’s economic growth over the next 30 years. Furthermore, environmental health and human health are tightly interconnected. Afterschool programs can establish the educational groundwork for these jobs, because the best way to teach about the environment is to immerse students into their environment. When the school bell rings at the end of the day, this is the ideal time for kids to go out and explore. COZ Educator Wendy Nadherny Fachon offers the experience, guidance, and materials to help make this happen.
Wendy leads environmental walking clubs for COZ afterschool programs in Pawtucket and North Kingstown. Her NETWALKING and STORYWALKER programs engage, entertain, and educate. Stories help students remember material, and stories impart values. Wendy's stories are offered in print, audio, and online formats, to provide youth leaders and club supervisors with a springboard for daily discussion and exploratory activities involving nature, environmental and life science, living history, financial literacy, music, drama, and applied art and technology. Some of her stories are available for listening on this website.
To learn more, please send Wendy an email and tell her something about your school/program and what you are looking for.
Wendy Nadherny Fachon
P.O. Box 2221
East Greenwich, RI 02818