how the past can provide answers for the future at the
Rose Island Lighthouse – a historic, living museum and
environmental education center. Here, the Keeper’s practical,
resourceful way of life becomes a reality for your students
through the basic tour and hands-on activities selected
especially for your class. (The environmental principles
learned here can be used at school and at home, too.) Programs
are suitable for Grades K-5.
Rose Island is located a mile offshore
in the middle of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.
It is accessible only by boat. Half-day field trips to
the lighthouse are offered only from April
1 until mid-October – weather permitting. When the weather is too severe
to travel to the lighthouse, we can, instead, bring the
lighthouse to your classroom – a lighthouse on wheels,
that is. (See Classroom & After-School
Our education staff members lead each field trip to the
Lighthouse. Trips last approximately 3 hours, including
boat time. We work with teachers to custom design the activities
for each class. Teachers then prepare their students for
the educational content to be studied, as well as proper
dress for expected weather conditions and what to bring
for lunch/snack time.
All field trips include
a Lighthouse Tour of the museum (first floor living quarters) and
the renewable / sustainable utilities in the basement
(rainwater cistern, heating system, and lighting). Students
will be able to see first-hand what was it like to live
at the turn of the century without running water and
electricity. Compare the old-fashioned to the modern "Green" water,
electric and heating utilities. Learn basic resource
conservation principles and techniques that can be used
today and well into the future. Our program can be customized
for your classroom and curriculum needs.
PROCEDURE TO RESERVE A DATE:
- CALL FIRST 401-847-4242 ~ Office
hours are from 9 AM and 1 PM, Monday through Friday.
We'll pencil you in and discuss times and program details.
Trip Registration Form
We do not send invoices, so please make a copy of your
completed registration form for use by your bookkeeping
department. We will confirm your trip upon receipt of your
deposit and registration form.
- Download our Field Trip Teacher's
- Check out our Lesson
are consistent with Rhode Island's standards-based