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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.

Ongoing Special Events

  • Block Island: Nature Walks & Programs

    Block Island, various locations
    June 16, 2014 - August 30, 2014

    MONDAYS Block Island - A Natural Introduction: 9 am Join us for an exploration at Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve that is fun and educational. Meet at the parking lot for Hodge on Corn Neck Road (3 miles from town on the left). TUESDAYS Marsh-Mucking for Kids: 9 am A... Learn more

  • Goosewing Beach: Nature Walks & Programs

    Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton
    June 01, 2014 - August 30, 2014

    Join us for Free Summer Programs Meet at the Benjamin Family Environmental Center located on the hill overlooking Goosewing Beach Preserve unless otherwise noted. Please register by emailing Sarah Summers, Education Coordinator, at or by calling 4... Learn more

Special Events

  • Birds & Their Amazing Stories
    with Scott Weidensaul

    Sakonnet Golf Club Playhouse
    August 06, 2014

    Join us to hear a stimulating presentation and slideshow by Scott Weidensaul.  Scott spoke in Little Compton in the summer of 2009 and was such a hit that we had to get him back!  Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural histo... Learn more

  • Oysters Gone Wild

    Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
    July 24, 2014

    The Conservancy is collecting oyster shells from local restaurants to build natural reefs in coastal ponds.  Walk down to Grassy Point to check out the reefs, and look for egrets, herons and other birds.   Meet at the West Entrance parking lot. Please regi... Learn more

  • Full Moon Walk

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    August 10, 2014

    Tillinghast Pond is surrounded by one of the largest forests in the northeast.  The remoteness of the deep woods makes it the perfect place to explore on a warm summer night. Meet at the Plain Road parking lot. Please register with Tim Mooney, Preserves Manage... Learn more

  • Butterfly Walk

    Francis Carter Memorial Preserve, Charlestown
    July 19, 2014

    Spot different butterflies on this walk through the woods and grassland.  The Conservancy partners with the North American Butterfly Association to track butterfly diversity in the field every summer.    Meet at the Old Mill Road parking lot. Please ... Learn more

  • The Big Hike

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    June 07, 2014

    Spend National Trails Day participating a 9-mile hike around the Tillinghast Pond Management Area and the neighboring Wickaboxet Management Area. The route will combine all four of our trail loops (constructed by our terrific volunteer corps) and take us to Rattlesna... Learn more

  • Sunset on the Meadow

    Francis Carter Memorial Preserve, Charlestown
    June 19, 2014

    Wind down the day with a relaxed walk around one of the largest open fields in the state. The meadow's restoration is a long-time Conservancy priority, benefiting more than 50 bird species.   Meet at the Old Mill Road parking lot. Please register with Tim Moone... 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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