15 Minute Field Trips

At A Glance


Melissa Guillet


Johnston, Rhode Island

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Environmental Health
  • Land & Water
  • Food

Active since:


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Core volunteers:


  • habitat, art, teen, outdoors
  • nature, frog, toad, kid, outdoors

Our Purpose

15 Minute Field Trips™ is dedicated to environmental advocacy through the arts and environmental literacy through physical and online resources, training, and programs to get youth, classrooms, and families outdoors.  Through frequent exposure to nature we will create responsible citizens and advocates for the environment as well as provide a way to reduce anxiety through the enjoyment of nature.  We strive to collaborate with other organizations and make our workshops as accessible as possible.   We have 501(c)3 status.By presenting facts about the effects of pollution and climate change and how to live sustainably, people become better informed when making decisions in their lives. There are still many who don't understand how our ecosystem works and how their actions affect it. The arts are a powerful vehicle for delivering information and engaging the public. The arts become a stepping stone to taking action, such as painting inspirational rocks with messages about recycling or conserving water, or decorating reusable bags. The number and scope of issues affecting the planet can be overwhelming, but working together on small projects can encourage bigger actions going forward.