Jeanine Silversmith
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  • East Greenwich, RI
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Rhode Island Families in Nature

ALL ABOUT ME

As the former Project Advisor for Teens for Planet Earth and Program Coordinator of Girls for Planet Earth, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Wildlife Conservation Society for seven years. Now I'm setting a new goal: to help children of all ages and their families spend more time outside, reaping the many benefits that nature has to offer.

People who regularly spend time outside are happier, healthier, and even smarter than those who do not. More and more research is showing that contact with nature is necessary for healthy development in children as well as the physical, mental, and emotional health of both children and adults.

So... get outside! And if you're in the RI area, check out Rhode Island Families in Nature.

Also, check out the up-and-coming Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art.

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Great Projects Out There

You know, no matter how many times I look at the 2008 and 2009 Service Award winners, or speak to any teen out there doing some great work for the planet, I'm always impressed. What oftentimes starts as a small, simple activity, many times grows into a wonderful, multi-faceted conservation project that can have a real, solid impact on the environment.



For… Continue

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 9:05am

Staying Motivated/Team Dynamics

Service-Learning Projects can be quite inspiring, interesting, rewarding...and challenging! Every team's energy and passion ebbs and flows throughout a project. Here are five simple ways to stay motivated and, by the way, help you and your team members get along:



1. Take a field trip to a zoo, park, or other natural area to relax and regroup.



2. Praise your fellow teammates. You can even write a note to each of… Continue

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 2:56pm

Work on the Wild Side!

Ever think about a career in conservation? Well, you don't need to be a science type to work to protect wildlife and wild lands. Check out our Careers section, with bios of people working in WCS in all types of fields, like tiger research, fund-raising, photography, and many more. They're all really fascinating and all open to teens like you.



One thing highlighted on each page is what each of these staff members did in… Continue

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 6:09am

Three Guides to Help You

In case you haven't had a chance to check out all the neat resources on the T4PE website, I wanted to point out three of them that may be of great help to you as you start or continue an environmental service-project.



1. Am I a Conservationist? This is a fun little quiz to find out how green you are. After you take it, challenge your friends to a… Continue

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 11:48am

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"hi Jeanine hope you fine allow me to let you know l participated in the GreenTribe Art contest but my photo is on my page hope you help me out informing the Green Tribe team hope my photo is considered jeanine, you help link my page to the people…"
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"Good Afternoon Advisors, I wanted to let you all know about an award competition open to educators that have excelled in implementing environmental awareness into their teaching. The "2011 Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award"…"
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At 9:31am on June 30, 2011, kasujja muhamed said…

hi Jeanine hope you fine allow me to let you know l participated in the GreenTribe Art contest but my photo is on my page hope you help me out informing the Green Tribe team hope my photo is considered jeanine, you help link my page to the people responsible with the contest.

kasujja muhamed

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At 12:56pm on September 9, 2010, Shriranjani . L . Iyer said…
Hi. could you plz comment on my blog (recycle) and if possible make a few suggestions ?
At 11:53am on May 11, 2010, Janet Pandian said…
hey thanx 4 all the help....btw i think a lot of students we have worked with are taking wildlife as a Major in their degree.....we have achieved our goals to educate the "worst,hopeless cases"...and bring out the best in them.....it was awesome:-)
At 6:46am on May 7, 2010, Manthan Charles said…
Thanks for comments, we are from India. our group is nature friendly group working on climate change
At 10:33pm on October 31, 2009, Emily Angelise said…
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At 10:32pm on October 31, 2009, Emily Angelise said…
Hey Jeanine,
Please I need your help. I have 3 little stray kittens who need homes. Their names are Ninja, Joani, and Flapjack. Ninja is the youngest. I just want them to have good homes. S.O.S.!!!!!!!!

Carmen Bayona
At 8:10pm on August 16, 2009, Dipona Bandy said…
Hi Ms. Silversmith!

I was just wondering how I can get more involved in this website...I'm having a hard time finding people :/

I really appreciate your help! Thanks!

Dipona Bandy
(I did the project on "upcycling")
At 1:02am on June 2, 2009, wangchuk bidha said…
hi
thank you. i was wondering y i wasn't receiving any mail from. yesterday i visited the website and then i joined
bidha
At 9:41pm on June 1, 2009, Riley Merrill said…
I was at my dads with nothing to do
At 11:52am on May 26, 2009, Supriyaa said…
emm well yes...we did think about that..we went requesting the local shops to replace the plastic with paper bags...emmm in the beginning thought they agreed but later on we felt it would not be effective...so wat we have planned is we will be askin the visitors to either drop the polythene bag and purchase the paper bag or else...we will be using the reuseable or lets say washable bags....
as far as our concern we are sure people will stop using the polythene bag but the big problem out here is the wrappers of Lays and other snacks which they bring and throw nywhere they like....
so we are planning to take immediate action for this...like askin them to throw it into the dustbin or either eat only in particular place...but i want something which is more effective...and take be taken immediately...
 
 
 

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