Jun
29
5:30 pm17:30

Pollinators and Your Land

  • Godena Farm

About: Participants will learn how to create beautiful, functional pollinator habitat on your farm or forestland. Godena Farm’s manager will be joined by staff from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District to speak about site preparation and planting techniques, choosing an appropriate seed mix, how to support Rhode Island’s native pollinators, and federal funding opportunities. The tour is free, but registration is required. The event is geared toward farm and forestland owners, but all are welcome.
Info: Click here.

Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Al’s Waterfront Restaurant

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
10
6:00 pm18:00

Watson Farm Grasslands Management Forage Production for Grass-Based Livestock

  • Watson Farm

About: This twilight pasture walk at Watson Farm — hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association and Southside Community Land Trust — will be led by farm managers Don Minto and Chris Dvorak, who have been managing Red Devon Cattle and sheep on the farm for more than 35 years. This discussion and tour will feature forage-management practices that have evolved and have been implemented on Watson Farm’s extensive grasslands. A wide range of practical topics will be discussed.
Info: To register, click here.

Jul
15
9:30 am09:30

Hike with a Forester: Woods Walk and Talk

  • Naugatuck State Forest

About: See a wide variety of habitats from vernal pools to ridgetop communities on very thin soils, a variety of forest management practices, invasive species, recovery from a wildfire in the mid-1990s, and an excellent view from the Mount Sanford overlook.
Info: Click here.

Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Al’s Waterfront Restaurant

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
20
5:30 pm17:30

Earth Care Farm Compost Tour: Soil Fertility and Garlic Harvesting and Curing

  • Earth Care Farm

About: This on-farm workshop, hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island, will focus on soil fertility and garlic harvesting and curing at Earth Care Farm. We’ll see the farm and learn about Earth Care’s 17 years of garlic seed saving, as well as their composting operation. This workshop is free but pre-registration is recommended. 
Info: To register, click here.

Jul
22
6:30 pm18:30

Bowling for Rhinos

  • AMF Cranston Lanes

About: There are only five species of rhinoceros left in the world. Join the zoo keepers from Roger Williams Park Zoo for a fun night of bowling, and help save them. The Roger Williams Park Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is hosting its 5th annual Bowling for Rhinos event to raise funds for rhinos and habitat conservation. Your ticket purchase includes three hours of bowling and shoe rental. Advance ticket cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 – 10. Door ticket cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-10. Children age 2 and under and guests who are not bowling are free.
Info: Visit rwpzoo.org.

 

 

Jul
25
5:00 pm17:00

Eat Pizza to Support ecoRI News

  • Flatbread Company Providence

About: Supporting ecoRI News is as easy as eating pizza. Join ecoRI News staff and board for pizza, drinks and raffle prizes at Flatbread Company Providence. A portion of the proceeds from all pizzas (eat-in or take-out) sold between 5 p.m and 9 p.m. will benefit ecoRI News' environmental reporting.
Info: Join the event Facebook page.

Jul
29
6:15 am06:15

Save the Bay Swim

  • Newport Navy Base

About: Swim, kayak or volunteer for Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser as 500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers trek 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness in an effort to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region.
Info: Visit savebay.org.

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
3
5:30 pm17:30

Growing Medicinal Herbs for Value-Added Products

  • Farmacy Herbs

About: Join Mary Blue and Glen Cory of Farmacy Herbs on their medicinal herb farm for a presentation about developing high-quality value-added herbal products. From harvest methods to drying to packaging and distribution, this presentation will cover the ins and outs of a small-scale value-added herbal company. This workshop is free, but pre-registration is recommended. 
Info: To register, click here.

Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
15
9:00 am09:00

Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Teacher Training

  • Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

About: Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, youth leaders, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12 in both formal and informal settings. Attendees of this training will receive: High-quality professional development for both formal and non-formal educators; hands-on lessons for young children that integrate investigations of nature with art, literature, math, music and movement; tips to safely take young children outdoors and bring nature into the classroom; invitation into a diverse and supportive professional network; PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Guide and CD with more 130 activities.
Info: To learn more or to register, visit rieea.org.

Aug
16
9:00 am09:00

Project Learning Tree K-8 Teacher Training

  • Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

About: Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, youth leaders, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12 in both formal and informal settings. Register now for PLT's K-8 Teacher Training and receive: High-quality professional development for both formal and non-formal educators; flexible, investigation-based activities–rich with STEM, language arts, and social studies–that meet state standards, CCSS, and NGSS; tips to safely take children outdoors and bring nature into your classroom; invitation into a diverse and supportive professional network; PLT’s K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide with 96 multi-disciplinary activities.
Info: To learn more or to register, visit rieea.org.

Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
2
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Sep
3
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Sep
16
3:30 pm15:30

8th Annual Woony River Ride Bike-A-Thon

  •  1 Financial Way, Providence, RI 02903

About: Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River while supporting Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC). Ride 60, 45, 30, 10 or 5 miles with full support from WRWC's team of volunteers. Following the ride, enjoy an after party at Waterplace Park featuring live music, food and prizes for fundraisers.
Info: To learn more and to register, visit wrwc.org.

Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
7
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
21
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.


Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jun
25
9:00 am09:00

New England Pastured Poultry Day

  • Pat's Pastured

About: Spend a day with New England pastured poultry producers and take advantage of a special offer from Northeast Organic Farming Association and Southside Community Land Trust for free admission. This community day is a networking opportunity to meet with other pastured poultry farmers in the region, form alliances and learn from each other. All experience levels welcome. Lunch will be provided. This event is rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather. Cost is $10-$20.
Info: To register, click here.

 

 

Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary's Nest Watch: Citizen Science Series

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: Join a Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) naturalist for a short walk and presentation to find out which species of birds are breeding at NBS, which ones need special habitat and what you can do to help monitor these bird families. By understanding how to collect information about nesting birds, you can contribute to citizen science and help protect the future of these flying jewels.
Info: Visit normanbirdsanctuary.org.

 

Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Providence Energy Fair

  • Southside Cultural Center

About:  Learn how to save money and help the environment while enjoying family-friendly live music and food trucks. This free event, hosted by the Sierra Club, the City of Providence and People’s Power & Light, will feature an outdoor vendor area with booths for nonprofit organizations and solar vendors. There will also be a series of short workshops on energy-related topics and an electric vehicle display area. The Environmental Justice League will lead two "Toxic Tours" from the fair. In addition to these groups, Acadia Center, the RI Office of Energy Resources, Groundwork Rhode Island, RISE Engineering (representing Nation Grid’s free energy audits), and CAPP (discussing LIHEAP and Weatherization programs) will participate. Translation services and childcare will be provided for the speaking program.
Info: Click here.

Jun
24
8:00 am08:00

South Kingstown Eco-Depot

  • South Kingstown Town Hall

About: Resource Recovery in conjunction with the town of South Kingstown Public Works Department will host a collection of household hazardous waste.. This special event is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment, call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

 

Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Private Well Workshop

  • Cross Mills Public Library

About: In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. To provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment and maintenance, water-quality experts from URI and the state Department of Health will provide educational materials and answer questions.
Info: Click here.

Jun
19
5:00 pm17:00

Evolving Greens Wash Station at Wishing Stone Farm

  • Wishing Stone Farm

About: With Food Safety Modernization Act and Community Accreditation for Produce Safety compliance in mind, participants will analyze wash stations' pros and cons and discuss food safety issues. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
Info: To register, click here.

Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • Hope & Main

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

 

Jun
18
9:00 am09:00

Learn How to Dig for Quahogs

  • Fort Taber Park

About: This free Buzzards Bay Coalition event will teach participants how to harvest quahogs from Buzzards Bay. Participants will learn the basics of local quahogging, such as what you need, how to do it and where to go. The coalition will provide rakes, peck baskets and some waders, but participants can bring their own equipment if they have it. This is a catch-and-release event unless you have a New Bedford shellfish permit.
Info: Click here.

Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

A Day of Renewal: A Celebration of African American Culture & Diversity

  • Great Friends Meeting House

About: This inaugural event is a celebration of African-American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. The event was created by the Sankofa Community Connection to connect diverse people and to include all community members and families from across our region with local, national and international artists, performers, guest speakers, food vendors, and area business owners. This community event is free and all are welcome.
Info: Click here.

Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Central Falls Landing

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Guided Mushroom Hunting Walk

  • West Glocester, R.I.

About: Join Northwest Rhode Island Supporters of Open Space for a guided mushroom hunting walk, led by Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt of the Mushroom Hunting Foundation. Ryan and Emily regularly conduct walks and hold talks for libraries, land trusts and other community organizations. They will lead a 2-hour trek through the woods of West Glocester to identify and gather edible fungi. There will be two sessions, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. There is a $5 fee to participate. Registration is limited to 16 participants. The exact location of the hikes will be disclosed to those who register.
Info: Click here.

Jun
17
8:00 am08:00

Portsmouth Eco-Depot

  • Portsmout High School

About: Bring household hazardous waste to this Eco-Depot collection which is free of charge to Rhode Island residents. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment for the collection, call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

Jun
17
8:00 am08:00

Johnston Eco-Depot

  • RI Resource Recovery

About: Bring household hazardous waste to this Eco-Depot collection which is free of charge to Rhode Island residents. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment for the collection, call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

Providence Green Drinks

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

About: Each month, Providence Green Drinks, hosted by Social Enterprise Greenhouse, highlights the work of organizations innovating in the environment sector. A presentation is followed by discussion and networking over food and drink. This is a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved in a thriving community. This month's featured organization is Harvest Cycle, a pedal-powered delivery service in Providence that offers urban agriculture and sustainability services. This event is free, but registration is required.
Info: To register, click here.

Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

Scales & Tales Dinner

  • Statesman Tavern

About: Eating with the Ecosystem is partnering with Eat Drink RI to present a series of educational dinners at Ocean State restaurants to promote a mission of creating a place-based approach to sustaining New England’s wild seafood. These seasonal dinners are fundraisers for Eating with the Ecosystem’s Scales & Tales Mobile Food Boat program which will provide free public educational programs about local seafood, ecosystems and fisheries. The “Scales” part of the dinner series relates to the meal, where guests will enjoy five courses each paired with unique cocktails. The menu will consist of seasonal and abundant local seafood. This dinner will feature periwinkles, squid, black sea bass, sea robin and bluefish. The “Tales” portion of the evening will consist of interesting and education discussion surrounding local seafood, ecosystems and fisheries. Tom Hoxsie, a local trap fisherman, will share his stories from the water and Eating with the Ecosystem's Kate Masury will teach you about the species on your plates and how you can not only enjoy delicious seafood but support our ecosystems and local fisheries in the process. Tickets are $90, all inclusive.
Info: Click here.

Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Elliot's Ride for Safety & Wellness

  • Brenton Point State Park

About: Never ridden before? Bringing your kids along for their first coastline ride? Love a seaside ride and want to celebrate it en masse? Want to be part of the call for more, better and safer bicycling? This ride is for you. Elliot’s Ride is a two-mile loop around Brenton Point that will be supported by Bike Newport marshals and Newport police. Ride once, twice or more. Pop on and off the loop and enjoy the event activities at Brenton Point. There will be food, entertainment, a Kids Zone to practice bike skills, bike yoga, bike tuneups and kite flying. Registration is free.
Info: Register at elliotsride.org.

 

Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

River Day on the Westport River

  • Head of Westport Landing

About: Join the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) for its annual River Day event, featuring live music, games for kids, fish tee-shirt printing, stilt building, wee-boat racing, face painting, May Pole dancing, a live raptor show, environmental exhibits and a tour of WRWA’s future headquarters. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There is no organized paddle this year, but feel free to float up to the top of the river on your own. This event is free and open to the public.
Info: Visit westportwatershed.org.

Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

Annual New England Lakes and Watershed Conference

  • Center for Biological and Life Sciences

About: This two-day regional conference titled, "Our New England Waters: Real World Watershed Monitoring and Management Options," is hosted by URI Watershed Watch, the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NECNALMS) and Save The Lakes. Saturday's session topics include: citizen science; climate change; herbicides; in-lake algae control; fisheries; lake restoration, and cyanobacteria. Click here for Friday workshops. Pricing for the conference is as follows: Friday workshops only, $30 NECNALMS members, $40 non-members; Saturday only, $60 NECNALMS members, $70 non-members; both days, $75 NECNALMS members, $85 non-members. Please address any questions to Elizabeth Herron, conference chair by e-mailing her at eherron@uri.edu or by calling 401-874-4552.
Info: To learn more or to read full workshop and session descriptions, click here; to register click here.

Jun
10
8:00 am08:00

Warwick Eco-Depot

  • West Warwick High School

About: Resource Recovery and the town of West Warwick Department of Public Works invite Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste at West Warwick High School. This collection is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment. call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

 

Jun
10
8:00 am08:00

Morning Bird Walk

  • Nasketucket Bay State Reservation

About: Take a walk with the Buzzards Bay Coalition and experienced local birder Nate Marchessault to look and listen for songbirds, shorebirds and raptors. This free walk will follow the trail through the woods to the beach overlooking Nasketucket Bay. Registration is required.
Info: Click here.

Jun
9
1:00 pm13:00

Annual New England Lakes and Watershed Conference

  • Center for Biological and Life Sciences

About: This two-day regional conference titled, "Our New England Waters: Real World Watershed Monitoring and Management Options," is hosted by URI Watershed Watch, the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NECNALMS) and Save The Lakes. Friday's workshops include: invasive organism identification, harmful algae blooms, shoreland management, and GIS and web based tools for watershed assessments. The day's workshops will be followed by NECNALMS business meeting (5:15-6:00 p.m.), dinner (6:30 p.m.) and a "Paint Your Lake" paint-and-sip session (7:30-9:30 p.m.). Click here for Saturday workshops. Pricing for the conference is as follows: Friday workshops only, $30 NECNALMS members, $40 non-members; Saturday only, $60 NECNALMS members, $70 non-members; both days, $75 NECNALMS members, $85 non-members. Please address any questions to Elizabeth Herron, conference chair by e-mailing her at eherron@uri.edu or by calling 401-874-4552.
Info: To learn more or to read full workshop descriptions, click here; to register click here.

 

Jun
9
11:00 am11:00

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "The Great Eclipse of 1878 and the Dawn of American Science"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. for the first time in 99 years, offering a rare national opportunity to rally around a scientific event. Hear David Baron, author and former health and science editor for PRI’s The World tell how the 1878 eclipse spurred America’s rise as a global scientific power. Author booksigning to follow the lecture.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

 

Jun
9
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • Halifax Town Hall

About: Has your town been impacted by drought, floods or poor water quality?  What are local vulnerabilities to weather extremes, how do they interact with development, and how can we be more resilient to climate change? Join Mass Audubon, Manomet and The Nature Conservancy for two free half-day workshops (June 9 & June 23) to identify what keeps our communities healthy. Explore how green infrastructure provides free services that reduce costs and vulnerabilities to infrastructure. To register, click here.
Info: e-mail shapingthefuture@massaudubon.org.

Jun
8
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Environmental Enforcement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Delivering on the promise of environmental laws requires tough enforcement and innovative thinking about protecting the environment, including using cutting-edge monitoring and information technologies. Former EPA Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles will talk about the past and future of these essential protections for communities across the country.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

Jun
7
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Extreme Weather at the Watershed Scale: How to Protect Water Quality"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Climate forecasts show that many regions will experience increased frequency or intensity of large storms, which could have serious consequences for water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Delaware University's Shreeram Inamdar will discuss how these storms affect watershed health, management and policy, and how new research can identify ways to adapt.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

Jun
6
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Science Communication in the Age of Fake News and Public Distrust of the Press"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Yale University's Dan Kahan will describe how cultural barriers affect views of scientific evidence, and how we can use this knowledge to improve science communication.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

Jun
5
3:30 pm15:30

Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series: "Assessing the Health of Our Oceans"

  • Corless Auditorium

About: Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in the science, policy and public engagement of environmental issues. Johanna Polsenberg of Conservation International will discuss the global Ocean Health Index and how it uses data to drive science-based policy and identify the research relevant for marine and coastal conservation.
Info: Visit metcalf.org.

 

 

Jun
4
11:00 am11:00

The Mighty Pollinators

  • Prescott Farm

About: This Newport Restoration Foundation event will feature Gary Casabona, state biologist for NRCS, who will talk about pollinators and plants to attract them.
Info: Click here.