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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!

The following are downloadable flyers to our 2015 Nature Programs on Block Island and at Goosewing Beach Preserve in Little Compton:

Block Island Nature Walks & Program for 2015

The  2015 James Stover Block Island Exploration Series

Goosewing Beach Preserve Programs for 2015


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


  • Explorer Program

    Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton
    July 02, 2015 - August 13, 2015

    THURSDAYS - Kids ages 6-10 can become nature explorers this summer at Goosewing! Each week we will explore a different part of the preserve, play games and learn new science topics!   Attend all seven or just one!  Here are the dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 3... Learn more


  • Walk the Walls

    Block Island
    June 19, 2015 - August 28, 2015

    FRIDAYS - Come experience the topography of the agricultural fields that almost completely covered Block Island from the late 1600’s to the early 20th century. For more information please call 401-466-2129. Learn more


  • Marsh-Mucking for Kids

    Andy's Way, Block Island
    June 19, 2015 - August 28, 2015

    FRIDAYS - A different (from Tuesday) salt marsh scavenger hunt for kids and their parents.  Kids need to wear water shoes and parents must attend. For more information please call 401-466-2129. Learn more


  • Birds Rock!

    Settler's Rock, Block Island
    June 18, 2015 - August 27, 2015

    THURSDAYS - Come see why. In addition to bird identification learn about the amazing life found where land meets the sea. For more information please call 401-466-2129. Learn more


  • Cow Cove Scavenger Hunt

    Settler's Rock, Block Island
    June 18, 2015 - August 27, 2015

    THURSDAYS - Kids and their parents explore the beach to the North Light.  Kids need to wear water shoes and parents must attend. For more information please call 401-466-2129. Learn more


  • Beach Meet-up & Clean-up

    Various Locations, Block Island
    June 17, 2015 - August 19, 2015

    WEDNESDAYS - Everyone loves a clean beach. Come for a stroll and lend a hand! Different locations each week: 6/17: Settler’s Rock 6/24: Mansion Beach 7/1: Scotch Beach 7/8: Town Beach 7/15: West Beach 7/22: Settler’s Rock 7/29: Mansion Beach 8/5: Sco... Learn more


  • Marsh-Mucking for Kids

    Andy's Way, Block Island
    June 16, 2015 - August 25, 2015

    TUESDAYS - A salt marsh scavenger hunt for kids and their parents.  Kids need to wear water shoes and parents must attend. For more information please call 401-466-2129.   Learn more


  • Super Scavenger Hunt

    Rodman's Hollow, Block Island
    June 17, 2015 - August 26, 2015

    WEDNESDAYS - Kids and their parents locate all sorts of species special to Block Island. Parents must attend. For more information please call 401-466-2129. Learn more


  • Hiking Clay Head

    Clay Head Preserve, Block Island
    June 16, 2015 - August 25, 2015

    TUESDAYS - A jaunt with beautiful views and wonderful wildlife. For more information please call 401-466-2129.   Learn more


  • Block Island - A Natural Introduction

    Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve, Block Island
    June 15, 2015 - August 28, 2015

    MONDAYS - Join us for an exploration at Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve that is fun and educational. For more information please call 401-466-2129. Learn more


Special Events


  • Astronomy Night

    Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton
    July 31, 2015

    Join us on the night of the full moon to learn about moon phases and eclipses. We will conclude the astronomy portion with a moonlit stroll! Free Summer Program! Learn more


  • LC Rocks!

    64A Swamp Road
    Little Compton, RI
    August 01, 2015

    Co-Chairs Cherry Arnold & Kristen Haffenreffer and The Nature Conservancy cordially invite you to LC Rocks! Celebrating The Full Moon Over LC Enjoy cocktails, locally sourced food, music & friends old & new under a tent at the home of Widgie & Peter... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


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

    Little Compton, RI
    Ongoing

    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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