Thrive Outside

At A Glance

Contact: 

Shannon Rozea

Location: 

Bristol, Rhode Island

Primary Issue Area:

  • Environmental Health
  • Living Economies
  • Climate Change & Energy

Active since:

2017

Tax Status:

501(c)(3)
  • "Outdoor Learning Adventure Zone" at the Melville Elementary School designed and implemented in partnership with Thrive Outside
  • "Outdoor Learning Adventure Zone" at the Melville Elementary School designed and implemented in partnership with Thrive Outside
  • Thrive Outside in the Mud Event
  • Thrive Outside in the Mud Event
  • Thrive Outside in the Mud Event

Our Purpose

We are on a mission to give our kids and teens the opportunity to fall in love with nature and to thrive through the experience.We envision a world where all kids and teens have access to nature and thrive through an intimate connection to our natural world. Where they run outside to play after school rather than play on an electoric device.  Where their natural curiosity is piqued by the world around them, and where they feel compelled to explore, study and protect our Earth. Our approach it twofold - We partner with schools to bring nature to their students by designing and implementing dynamic “Outdoor Learning Zones’ coupled with teacher professional development in outdoor learning and teaching. We also host several community events designed to encourage kids, teens and their families to explore and enjoy the outdoors. We are working to change the face of education so that hands-on, outdoor learning and nature play become an integral part of educating the whole child, and outdoor exploration and activity become as enticing to kids and their families as spending time on a screen.