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Field Trips and Events

Rhode Island

Explore Rhode Island Outdoors

Enjoy the outdoors by visiting one of our many preserves in the state, or by participating in our ongoing nature walks and events.  Nature walks and programs are free unless otherwise noted.  Donations are gladly accepted!

Visit Places We Protect for information about our preserves open to the public.

For Volunteer Opportunities click the tab next to Events!  For more information visit VOLUNTEER.

Special Events

  • Super Bowl 5-Miler - CANCELLED

    Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown
    January 31, 2015

    THIS HIKE IS CANCELLED - Please join us for a Winter Hike at Carter on Saturday, February 28 at 9:30am.  We are sorry for the inconvenience!   For more information contact Tim Mooney, Preserves Manager, at or 401-529-1072. Learn more

  • Winter Hike at Carter

    Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown
    February 28, 2015

    Get back outside and join us with a vigorous hike around one of South County’s best-loved natural areas. On this hike, we'll explore all of the Carter trails, from the rocky woods to the wide open meadow. Meet at the Old Mill Road parking lot. For more inform... Learn more

  • Winter Hike at Canonchet Preserves

    Canonchet Preserves, Route 3 Hopkinton
    February 15, 2015

    Bundle up, grab the family or your friends, and get outside to discover a new trail at the Canonchet Preserves.  We’ll hike along the Hoxsie and Canonchet trails and explore the winter woods and its colonial history. Take a step back in time as we explore ... Learn more

  • Winter Wonderland Walk

    Settler's Rock, Block Island
    February 14, 2015

    Hike to Sandy Point to see unique creatures only here in the winter.  A monthly walk in the James Stover Block Island Exploration Series  to discover areas and species special to Block Island.  Discover the fascinating nature of Block Island with this... Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Become a Friend of the Dundery Brook Trail!
    Volunteers Needed!

    Little Compton, RI

    Volunteering is as easy as taking a walk in the woods!  We need you to help monitor trail conditions and report any problems.  Check on parking area, signage, boardwalk and other structures, perform basic maintenance tasks such as removing litter and f... Learn more

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