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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


  • Woodcock Sky Dance

    Francis Carter Preserve
    April 08, 2015

    Every spring, male woodcocks perform a spiraling display over open fields at dusk.  Once you’ve seen it, you will be hooked!  Easy 2-mile walk.  For more information contact Tim Mooney, Preserves Manager, at 401-529-1072 or tmooney@tnc.org   Learn more


  • Spring Bird Migration

    Block Island
    May 16, 2015

    Join us for a bird banding demonstration.  Discover the fascinating nature of Block Island.  This is part of a series of guided monthly walks for families (with kids of all ages) and individuals. Explore areas and species special to Block Island. These walk... Learn more


  • Woodcock Walk

    Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve, Block Island
    April 18, 2015

    Come witness the woodcock’s unique courtship flights.  Discover the fascinating nature of Block Island.  This is part of a series of guided monthly walks for families (with kids of all ages) and individuals. Explore areas and species special to Block ... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Piping Plover Fencing

    Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton
    April 03, 2015

    Spend the day on one of the most pristine beaches in Rhode Island! Help us to protect sensitive habitat for beach nesting birds including piping plover and least tern. This activity requires participants to be able to walk in sand/cobble while carrying fencing and si... Learn more


  • Earth Day Trail Workday

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    April 22, 2015

    We are working on a new trail through the former Bates homestead at Tillinghast Pond, highlighted by stone walls and a trout stream.  Help cut the path and be among the first to walk it!  Please bring a pair of work gloves and a drink/snack.  Meet at ... Learn more


  • Lime Rock Trail Workday

    Lime Rock Preserve, Lincoln
    April 18, 2015

    Take part a project that will transform the Lime Rock into one of TNC’s top nature preserves. Volunteers will trim back vegetation, remove fallen branches, lightly rake the duff layer to expose new trail tread, and re-paint the trail blazes.  Tools will be... Learn more


  • 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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