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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


  • Thanksgiving Open House

    Block Island
    November 28, 2014

    Please join us for Thanksgiving weekend for our Thanksgiving Open House.  The Block Island Program of The Nature Conservancy would like to thank all of its supporters, community sponsors, volunteers and conservation partners for supporting our program.  To... Learn more


  • 14th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk

    Block Island
    November 28, 2014

    Please join us Thanksgiving weekend for our 14th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk to honor the Late Capt. John R. "Rob" Lewis.  Meet at the Town Beach Pavilion To see more listings visit Field Trips & Events.   Learn more


  • Community Bird Census

    Block Island
    December 26, 2014

    Community Bird Census with the Ocean View Foundation.  Discover the fascinating nature of Block Island. This is the last of three guided monthly walks for families (with kids of all ages) and individuals. Explore areas and species special to Block Island. These ... Learn more


  • Winter Hike

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    December 13, 2014

    Shake off the holiday stress by spending a little more time outdoors in the deep quiet of the winter woods.  Hug a tree, throw a snow ball, or just watch the birds – you’ll feel better!  Meet at the Plain Road parking lot. For more information ... Learn more


  • Wolf Full Moon

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    January 05, 2015

    Come outside and enjoy some extra fresh winter air!  With any luck we’ll have snow on the ground and clear skies above, and the moonlight will illuminate the woods and hayfields beautifully. Meet at the Plain Road parking lot. For more information contac... Learn more


  • Super Bowl 5-Miler

    Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown
    January 31, 2015

    Get a jump on the nachos 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 informatio... 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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