Mar
29
12:00 pm12:00

2017 Charles and Marie Fish Lecture in Oceanography

  • Corliss Auditorium, URI Graduate School of Oceanography

About: A talk titled “Buried Alive: Life Beneath the Seafloor” will be presented by Beth Orcutt, senior research scientist for the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine. About 70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by marine sediment and oceanic crust. This marine subsurface serves as a vast reservoir of microscopic life, but scientists don’t fully understand how all of the microbes get their energy to grow or the full impact of their activity on chemical cycling. This lecture will highlight expeditions led by Orcutt to explore for life in deep sediment and rocks, and will present an overview of recent discoveries. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Preventing Crop Disease & Pests

  • Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

About: Learn many practices growers can do to avoid insect and disease problems in vegetable and fruit plantings. Techniques will range from general practices for all crops to crop-specific practices. We'll also scout for pests in the Roger Williams Botanical Center. Taught by URI’s Heather Faubert. To register, click here.

Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Farm Infrastructure Development

  • Urban Edge Farm

About: Chuck Currie from Freedom Food Farm will discuss how to determine what machinery is appropriate to your operation and your scale. Other topics of the day include irrigation, NRCS EQIP program, composting toilets and urine diversion. This event is outside, so please dress for the weather. Free, but registration is required.

Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Sunday Stroll in Mattapoisett

  • Mattapoisett Land Trust’s Munn Preserve

About: Get outside and take a walk with the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Southcoast Health. During this leisurely one-hour walk through the woods to the shores of Brandt Island Cove, you’ll get some fresh air and exercise while learning how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Registration is required.

Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Soil Scientist Talk

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library

About: Jamestown soil scientist Jim Turenne will speak on soils and recharging groundwater. He will demonstrate how different soils affect the flow of rainfall and snow melt over the land and through the soil to recharge the ground water. Recharging the ground water is particularly important to ensure that residents have access to enough water, whether on private well or town water. Keeping the water on the land also works to stem soil erosion along the island’s coastline. The presentation is free and open to the public. The talk is being co-sponsored by the Friends of Jamestown Library and the Jamestown Water Initiative. To reserve a seat, send an e-mail to JametownWater@gmail.com.

Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Climate Change Presentation & Discussion

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library

About: Steven Clemens, research scientist and associate professor at Brown University, will speak on climate change, including increased carbon dioxide, and the effects of deep-sea drilling on the environment. Several topics he will address include: How is our fragile bay affected? What are the current trends in sea levels? How might legislation affect our environment? Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public, and is being sponsored by the Jamestown Democratic Town Committee.

Apr
7
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • Middleboro 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 (April 7 & April 21) 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.

Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance

  • Columbus Theatre

About: The free event features music by Dine and Cheyenne, hip-hop artist Lyla June and singer-songwriter Casey Neill. Cheryl Angel, a Lakota elder, will be sharing stories from Standing Rock. The roadshow is presenting eight shows in April, in Maine, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is encouraged.
Info: Click here.

Apr
8
8:30 am08:30

Food Summit IV

  • Salve Regina University, O'Hare Academic Building

About: This year's food summit is presented by Aquidneck Community Table
in collaboration with Salve Regina University’s Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies and the Salve Hydroponics Lab. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm for small group discussions about making schoolyards edible and sustainable, increasing access to healthy food to all members of our community, growing more food locally, and the many aspects of a zero-waste life. Over the lunch hour visit an expo to learn about the work of several local organizations and businesses. Later take a tour through Salve's hydroponics lab. Lunch will be available from local food trucks. Some of the questions the summit seeks to answer include: What are the lessons and inspirations in creating the components of a healthy and equitable food system on Aquidneck Island? What are the opportunities and barriers? What ingredients do we have, and how do we build the recipe? How do we take existing local action to the next level? Advance registration is required.
Info: To reserve your spot visit aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

A Vernal Pool Exploration

  • Parsons Reserve

About: Explore a vernal pool at with the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and the Buzzards Bay Coalition. Staff will lead participants on a hike through the reserve to a large vernal pool, where you will discover frogs, salamanders and other interesting inhabitants of this temporary spring pond up close and personal. Be prepared for moderate walking of about a mile, rain or shine. Participants should wear sturdy, waterproof hiking shoes or boots. As a bonus, the hike will wind past the reserve’s popular daffodil field, where thousands of daffodils bloom each spring. Registration is required for this free walk.

Apr
8
11:00 am11:00

Urban Agriculture Kick-off

About: Join Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) for its annual Urban Agriculture Kick-off. This free event will take place at four different community gardens in Providence (South Side, West End, Olneyville and East Side). Each location will have an expert on hand to answer questions about chemical-free gardening and how to get the most out of growing in small urban plots, containers and backyard gardens. SCLT will be giving away non-GMO, organic and heirloom vegetable, herb and flower seeds, and selling low-cost, locally produced, organic fertilizer. 
Info: Visit southsideclt.org.

Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

What to Look for When Buying Livestock

  • Wild Harmony Farm

About: Hosted by Ben Coerper and Rachael Slattery of Wild Harmony Farm, this workshop will cover important aspects of an animal's physical characteristics, management practices, breed selections and relative value while purchasing poultry, sheep, pigs and cattle. To register, click here.

Apr
9
5:00 pm17:00

'REUSE' Film Screening and Discussion

  • Arcade Providence

About: Come out for an exclusive, one-night screening of REUSE. Because You Can't Recycle The Planet, a film about positive solutions to our waste problem. The event begins at 5 p.m. with our Reuse and Schmooze. The Reuse vendor area will be open, featuring STAY VOCAL Reuse Apparel, reclaimed art by Deek Diedricksen. At 6 p.m. Diedricksen will give a presentation about building tiny houses with reclaimed materials and his reuse art. The film begins at 6:45 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with director Alex Eaves. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12, with $2 of each ticket going to ecoRI News. Seating is limited and advance ticket purchase is required.
Info: For tickets, click here.

Apr
13
3:30 pm15:30

“A 21st Century Look at Global Ocean Conveyor Belt”

  • Coastal Institute Auditorium, URI Narragansett Bay Campus

About: Susan Lozier will speak at the fifth annual Scott W. Nixon Lecture. Lozier is a physical oceanographer with interests in large-scale ocean circulation and a professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

Fairy Garden Days

  • Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

About: Fairy Garden Days 2017, which runs through April 30, will feature more than 100 handmade displays in the warmth and beauty of the Botanical Center greenhouses. The two-week event also will feature a scavenger hunt throughout all four greenhouses, games in the Gnome Village, play areas for building with natural materials, adventures in the Pixie Paradise Campground and daily lady bug releases. The costs is $7 for ages 13-64; $4 children aged 6-12, seniors 65 and older and military personnel with ID; free admission for children younger than 6.
Info: Click here.

Apr
18
4:30 pm16:30

Care for Soil, Respect for Water

  • Southside Community Land Trust

About: Attendees will learn what soil is actually made of, what practices can maintain and improve soil, and how your plants make a living in the soil. All living things need water, so attendees will also think about how water behaves in the soil, how your plants respond to the water in the soil, and how you can use it efficiently. Taught by URI’s Andy Radin.

Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Free Screening of “Ocean Frontiers III”

  • Seamen’s Church Institute

About: The screening of “Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy” is being co-hosted by Sailors for the Sea and Seamen's Church Institute. The documentary spotlights the United States' first regional ocean plans in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

May
12
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Community Resilience in Taunton Watershed

  • Grange 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 (May 12 & May 26) 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.

May
16
6:00 pm18:00

“From Trustees Gardens to Your Backyard: Lessons from a Seasoned Gardener”

  • Swan Auditorium University of Rhode Island

About: Lucinda Brockway, program director for cultural resources at The Trustees, will lead this illustrated lecture, which will take critical lessons learned from recent estate garden restoration projects and translate them into design lessons for your own backyard, including the 10 rules for getting your garden picture-perfect. This free event will feature gardens from 165 acres to a quarter-acre. The Trustees is Massachusetts’ oldest conservation and preservation organization. Begun in 1891, The Trustees manage some 26,000 acres of scenic, natural and cultural significance from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and the Islands. The program is being offered in partnership with the URI Master Gardener Program, Cooperative Extension. To RSVP, click here.
Info: Click here.

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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


Mar
28
4:00 pm16:00

Tracking Ocean State Quahogs

  • Coastal Institute Auditorium URI Bay Campus

About: It’s suspected that parts of Narragansett Bay act as sanctuaries for adult clam spawning, while other regions act as settlement areas for the next generation of quahogs. Both areas are important to identify for the long-term sustainability of the species. Researchers Scott Rutherford of Roger Williams University and Chris Kincaid of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography will discuss their work investigating how current flow through Narragansett Bay influences where quahog larvae go when released from a specific place. Conor McManus, a biologist at R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will discuss how DEM is applying this research to management. This event is free, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Meredith Haas at mmhaas@uri.edu.
Info: Click here.

Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Hunting for Wild Mushrooms

  • Greenville Public Library

About: Join the Northwest Rhode Island Supporters of Open Space for an “Introduction to Mushroom Hunting,” presented by Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt of Southern New England Mushroom Hunting. They'll delight you with tales of the forest and help you identify edible and poisonous mushrooms.  This two-hour slide presentation, which features all local photography, will focus on mushrooms that are safe for beginners, and covers the essentials of mushroom hunting as a hobby.
Info: Click here.

Mar
26
12:30 pm12:30

Westport River Watershed Alliance Annual Meeting

  • Bittersweet Farm

About: This year’s guest speaker is George Heufelder, director of the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center at Barnstable County’s Department of Health and Environment. Heufelder was instrumental in founding the Test Center and initiating its first-of-a-kind electronic performance tracking service for alternative onsite septic systems. His research focuses on elimination and abatement of nitrogen, phosphorus and contaminants of emerging concern using on-site alternative systems technology. The meeting is free and open to the public. A $20 brunch is being served at 11:30 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Composting to Build Soil & Fertility on Your Scale

  • Urban Edge Farm

About: Rich Pederson, steward of Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm, will discuss the intensive food-scrap composting system he has perfected over his 15 years as an urban farmer in Providence. City Farm is the top food-scrap composter in Providence, and No. 2 in the state. Bryan O’Hara of Tobacco Road Farm will present his best practices for building compost in a quantity that serves a handful of acres of intensive vegetable production. His no-till, year-round vegetable farm has grown famous in our region for its success for more than two decades. This event is outside, please dress for the weather. Free, but registration is required.

Mar
26
7:00 am07:00

Jones River Herring Count

  • Elm Street fish ladder

About: Just like last year, unusually warm weather has required an earlier start date. Counting will continue through June1. Volunteers will be trained. To volunteer, click here.

Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Guided Mindfulness Walk

  • Church’s Field

About: Enjoy the peace and beauty of nature with Jessica Webb, owner of Anchor Yoga & Meditation, and the Buzzards Bay Coalition during a mindfulness walk. All fitness levels are welcome on this free, one-hour walk. The walk will be conducted at a deliberately slow and mindful pace in social silence without digital devices. Please wear appropriate footwear and layers to ensure you are comfortable during the walk. Registration is required. The walk is part of a monthly Mindfulness Walk series hosted by Anchor Yoga & Meditation and the coalition.

Mar
25
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Providence Public Works

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. This collection is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, click here.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary Fireside Trivia Night

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: Trail trekkers, wildlife wizards and birding buffs gather your flock to test your knowledge of nature, birds and Norman Bird Sanctuary trivia. Teams of one or more will answer lighthearted and fun common-knowledge questions to win prizes, including a $100 gift certificate to Newport Restaurant Group establishments. To register, click here.
Info: Click here.

Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

FrogWatch Training at Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

About: Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to a number of factors such as habitat loss, pollution and disease. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA and help save frogs. FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring the local population helps to protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Cost is $10 a household, up to two adults and two children.

Mar
20
6:00 pm18:00

Workshop for Private Well Owners

  • Greenville 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.

Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

FrogWatch Training at Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

About: Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to a number of factors such as habitat loss, pollution and disease. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA and help save frogs. FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring the local population helps to protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Cost is $10 a household, up to two adults and two children.

Mar
18
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Barrington High School

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. This collection is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, click here.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Mar
15
5:30 pm17:30

Burrillville Land Trust Social Networking Event at Brutopia

  • Brutopia Brewery and Pub

About: Celebrate the Ides of March with fellow conservation, land trust, environmental
and political leaders at Brutopia Brewery and Kitchen during this social networking event. There will be light refreshments, cash bar, brewery tours and beer tasting.
Info: Contact Paul Roselli at proselli@cox.net or call 401-447-1560.

Mar
15
5:30 pm17:30

Providence Green Drinks with Powerdocks LLC

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

About: Each month Green Drinks highlights the work of organizations innovating in the environmental sector with a presentation followed by discussion and networking over food and drinks. This is a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved in a thriving community committed to creating jobs and making communities more environmentally friendly. This month's presentation is brought to you by Powerdocks LLC. PowerDocks develops Marine Autonomous Powered Docking Platforms (MAPDs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Surface Autonomous Vehicles (SAV), aquaculture farming and related system technologies for defense, commercial, and oceanography customers worldwide.
Info: Click here.

Mar
14
5:00 pm17:00

Energize RI Office Party

  • Energize Rhode Island

About: Come enjoy snacks and drinks with the members of the Energize RI Coalition. In addition to chatting about carbon pricing and strengthening statewide partnerships, we will also be leading a mini-"how-to-lobby" workshop.
Info: Click here.

Mar
13
6:00 pm18:00

Environmental Education Leadership Seminar

  • Brown University, Barus & Holley Room 166

About: The seminar will include presentations by Cheryl Charles, former president and CEO of the Children and Nature Network, and David Foord, assistant director for the Brandwein Institute. Teachers, education students, informal educators and community members are invited to this free event.
Info: Click here.

Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

FrogWatch Training at Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

About: Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to a number of factors such as habitat loss, pollution and disease. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA and help save frogs. FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring the local population helps to protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Cost is $10 a household, up to two adults and two children.

Mar
11
2:00 pm14:00

Endless Beautiful Writing Workshop

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

About: Join Lucas Pralle and Carolyn Decker, long-time creative writers and podcasters for an afternoon with Endless Beautiful, the innovative audio-based writing method that's launching participants from around the world to new creative heights. This special Endless Beautiful workshop will be held in collaboration with ecoRI News. How it works: Participants listen to a 15-minute audio prompt and write in real-time stream of consciousness using the audio clips as inspiration. Participants then share unedited versions of what they create and offer one another feedback, modeling parts of their creative processes. The workshop will be recorded on location at Social Enterprise Greenhouse and published online on Endlessbeautiful.com, iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. Space is limited and advance ticket purchase is required. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 general admission.
Info: To get tickets, click here.

 

Mar
11
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. This collection is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, click here.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Mar
11
7:45 am07:45

Land & Water Conservation Summit

  • URI Memorial Union

About: The 14th annual event is about protecting and restoring local lands and waters. The 2017 Summit will feature a timely keynote address, “Medical Models for Helping Us Understand Global Environmental Threats” by Eric Chivian, who is the founder and director of the Program for Preserving the Natural World, the founder and former director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. The event also will feature 33 sessions providing tools and resources for organizational development, land protection and stewardship, and watershed management to help your organization be more effective.
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Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

Screening of “A Plastic Ocean”

  • Showcase Cinema DeLux Patriot Place

About: This exclusive one-night-only screening of the documentary A Plastic Ocean is being sponsored by Keep Massachusetts Beautiful. The film explores the fragile state of the world’s oceans, uncovering alarming truths about plastic pollution, including its sources, and reveals working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. Tickets must be bought by March 2 for the screening to run. To buy tickets, click here.

Mar
9
9:00 am09:00

2017 Rhode Island Compost Conference & Trade Show

  • Rhode Island College, Student Union

About: The annual event will be jointly presented by the Environment Council of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island College Office of Sustainability. Tentative speakers and exhibitors include SCS Engineers, Buxton Hollow Farm, the Rhody Worm Cooperative, the Center for Eco Technology, Earth Appliance, EJ Prescott, the R.I. Food Policy Council, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, The Compost Plant and Orbit Energy. Admission, which includes lunch, is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To register, click here.
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Mar
7
8:00 am08:00

ecoRI News and Save The Bay 5% Day at Whole Foods Market

  • Whole Foods Market Providence, Cranston and Bellingham

About: Shop at participating Whole Foods Markets in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and 5 percent of your purchase will go to ecoRI News and Save The Bay. Participating stores: Whole Foods Market University Heights (North Main Street, Providence, R.I.), Whole Foods Market Waterman Street (Waterman Street, Providence, R.I.), Whole Foods Market Cranston (Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, R.I.) and Whole Foods Market Bellingham (Hartford Ave, Bellingham, Mass.).
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Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Oars and Paddles Winter Art Show & Silent Auction

  • Dedee Shattuck Gallery

About: The Westport River Watershed Alliance's fourth annual Winter Art Show will take place during the week of Feb. 25 to March 4 and will feature the transform of old oars and paddles into works of art. More than 40 old oars were donated. The silent auction will take place from 1-5 p.m., with the reception from 5-7. Admission is free.
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Mar
4
8:30 am08:30

Working Forest Conservation Easements

  • West Greenwich Community Center at Louttit Library

About: This workshop will explain how woodlot owners and farmers can obtain a conservation easement that allows them to continue actively managing their woodlot and/or farm while protecting it for the future. Speakers will include Michelle Sheehan of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rich Blodgett of Providence Water, and a panel of landowners who have experienced the process. The event is being sponsored by the Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization
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Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

15 Minute Field Trip™ Gala

  • Twelve Acres

About: A fun night featuring environmental activities for families, educators, and camp groups. Attendees will enjoy food, local music, games, a silent auction, raffle and 100 "fun facts" to go home with. Tickets are $35 and include meal, entertainment and one raffle ticket. Proceeds will raise money to develop a "15 Minute Field Guide™" of quick outdoor activities that deeply explore nature and opportunities for citizen scientists, children, adults, families, classrooms and camp groups.
Info: Click here to register.

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

“How Will Salt Marsh Die-Off and Sea-Level Rise Get Along?”

  • Westport Public Library, Manton Room

About: Professor Mark Bertness from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University will give a talk on the subject of already-deteriorating salt marshes, and what the consequences of sea-level rise might be on them. Admission is free. The event is being sponsored by the Westport River Watershed Alliance.
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