RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Events Calendar

2019 Great Outdoor Pursuit Schedule of Events

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June Events
Saturday, June 1: 10:00 am
All Ages Hike & Park Rx, Browning Woods Trail, South Kingstown

Join the South Kingstown Land Trust for an all ages hike in their largest land holding through pine and oak forest and past amazing stone walls. The hike is about 3 miles, though you can shorten your outing to about 1 mile if desired. Kids and leashed dogs welcome! This monthly hike is part of a Park Rx initiative in which healthcare providers in South County are joining a national movement to "prescribe” taking walks and spending time in nature for better physical and mental health.Directions and a map of Browning Woods Trail. Please check SKLT’s website, Facebook and Twitter in case of foul weather.
Proof of visit: Your hiking guide will give you a sticker.

Saturday, June 1: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Family ECO Day, Narragansett

We are celebrating our school garden's one-year anniversary with a day of hands-on learning with and about local environmental organizations, businesses and experts! This is a VERY family friendly event, with lots of animal encounters: touch tank, chicks, reptiles, raptors and more! Food trucks and live music too! Meet at Narragansett Elementary School 55 Mumford Rd, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882.
Proof of visit: see staff member to collect your sticker.

Sunday, June 2: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Birding Walk

We will explore Blackstone Park under expert guidance in search of songbirds and other spring arrivals. Possibilities include warblers, vireos, tanagers, grosbeaks and flycatchers. Bring your binoculars, comfortable shoes, and questions as we learn about the importance of Blackstone Park and the many species that pass through. Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. To register please go to https://www.blackstoneparksconservancy.org/bird/.
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, June 6: 5:30 PM
Park-Keeping with Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Join us to help keep the Park in shape. Enjoy a light workout for a short while or the whole 90 minutes. Our activities:

  • manage stormwater
  • spread mulch
  • weed
  • fix trails
  • spread woodchips
  • mend fences
  • have fun!
Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. Dates, times and locations subject to change. We value your help! Bring work gloves, if possible.
Proof of visit: See leader for sticker

Thursday, June 6: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Saturday, June 8: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whales on the Lawn Festival, Bristol

Have you ever seen a life-size whale up close? Join the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation for an exciting day of family fun as we celebrate World Oceans Day. This one-of-a-kind, immersive event will bring you up close and personal with whales. Each organization will display a life-sized inflatable whale ranging from 43-65 ft providing an exclusive opportunity to experience how big whales really are. The day will be filled with games, crafts, a whale scavenger hunt, and activities for all ages. Also included is the art opening of Ghost Whales by artist Kristian Brevik. No fee but a $5.00 donation per person is suggested. Donations will be shared among all participating organizations to assist in their conservation efforts of our local whale species. Meet at 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809.
Proof of visit: See staff member to collect stamp.

Saturday, June 8: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction to Freshwater Fly Fishing

Join DEM’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s to learn the art and science of fly fishing. The class includes fly fishing in a trout stocked pond. Fee: $15.00/person. Supplies and lunch included. Families with children age 10 and older are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required! Register at bit.ly/2VX5O2c. For more information, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at 401-539-0019 or kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov.
Proof of visit: Fish & Wildlife staff will give you a sticker.

Monday, June 10: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Tuesday, June 11: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Salter Grove Cleanup

Shoreline trash is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and shoreline cleanups are an easy way for volunteers to make a difference. Come help clean up Salter Grove in Warwick with Save The Bay and Friends of Salter Grove! You can use 461 Narragansett Parkway as an approximate GPS address for beach location. Please keep an eye out for a small sign on Narragansett Parkway for George B Salter Grove. Parking lot is small, carpooling is encouraged! NOTE: If enough volunteers join in, we may send a group to nearby Passeonquis Cove Fishing Access. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Wednesday, June 12: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fields Point Shoreline Cleanup

Help Save The Bay clean up the shore at their headquarters at 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence Providence! Shoreline trash is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and shoreline cleanups are an easy way for volunteers to make a difference. Save The Bay will provide the trash bags and disposable gloves. All volunteers should dress for the weather and wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Closed-toed shoes are required. All volunteers must be able to do some light to moderate bending and lifting. Volunteers under 16 must participate with an adult. Volunteers must have their own transportation to the event. All volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable gloves, water bottle and snacks to the cleanup event. Access to Save The Bay is through the Johnson & Wales Harborside campus. Enter through the Allens Ave/ Narragansett Blvd entrance. Drive down Harborside Boulevard, through the campus toward the water. At the end of the road, you will make a right onto Save The Bay Drive, which leads to our building. NOTE: Let the guard at the kiosk know you are going to Save The Bay. Please use the Harborside Blvd entrance as described here – you will not be able to enter the campus through Ernest/Shipyard unless you have a JWU pass. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See leader for your sticker.

Thursday, June 13: 5:30 PM
Park-Keeping with Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Join us to help keep the Park in shape. Enjoy a light workout for a short while or the whole 90 minutes. Our activities:

  • manage stormwater
  • spread mulch weed
  • fix trails
  • spread woodchips
  • mend fences
  • have fun!
Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. Dates, times and locations subject to change. We value your help! Bring work gloves, if possible.
Proof of visit: See leader for your sticker.

Thursday, June 13: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Saturday, June 15: 9:00PM-11:PM
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights

Join Skyscrapers, Inc. and explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! Observe the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, stars and nebulae through the original 1878 8-inch Alvan Clark refracting telescope or see live imaging demonstrations with our computer-controlled 12-inch and 16-inch reflecting telescopes. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org.
Proof of visit: Passport stickers will be provided by staff.

Sunday, June 16: 2:00 PM
Jazz in the Park, Providence

Come hear students from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School play classic jazz with energy and finesse, featuring RI Philharmonic Jazz Ensembles led by Wendy Klein. Bring a chair or a blanket. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Rd. aka River Dr., Providence, RI 02906). To register, visit www.blackstoneparksconservancy.org.
Proof of visit: See staff member to collect stamp.

Monday, June 17: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Wednesday, June 19: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Collier Point Park After Work Cleanup

Come help clean up Collier Point in Providence, a hidden little park not far from the hurricane barrier. This is an after-work cleanup - don't worry if you can't get there exactly at 5! Meet at Collier Point Park. 2 Henderson St, Providence, RI is an approximate GPS address. Henderson St is located off of Allens Ave, where Rt 95/195 crosses overhead. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, June 20: 8:30 AM
3rd Thursday Hike: Browning Woods Trail, South Kingstown

Join the South Kingstown Land Trust for a guided hike every 3rd Thursday at on a featured SKLT trail. Directions and a map of Browning Woods Trail. Please check SKLT’s website, Facebook and Twitter in case of foul weather.
Proof of visit: Your hiking guide will give you a sticker.

Thursday, June 20: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium

Join the staff at the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium for an interactive and educational experience. Go behind the scenes to learn about and assist in feeding some of our favorite critters from Narragansett Bay! See little skates chow down, watch our stargazer electrify his prey, feast your eyes on sharks “tearing” into their dinner and much more. Advanced registration is required by 4:30 p.m. on the date of the event. Advanced registration ($10 General / $8 members) is required. For Feeding Frenzy dates and to register, click here or call 401-324-6020.
Proof of visit: See staff member for sticker.

Thursday, June 20: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, June 20: 6:30 PM
Life in Ashton Mill Village – Walkabout, Lincoln

This summer's Walkabout Series kicks off with an exploration of Ashton Mill Village. What buildings made up a mill village in the Blackstone River Valley? What was life like for those who lived there while the mill was in operation? Tour will leave from the Kelly House Museum sign at 1075 Lower River Road, Lincoln, RI 02865 at 6:30 PM.
Proof of visit: See a National Parks Staff guide to collect your stamp.

Friday, June 21: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
From Daylight to Twilight Painting in the Field

Plein Air (outdoor) Painting in the farm field on the longest day of the year. Pack your easels and art supplies to enjoy a sunset painting time. Bring along a picnic supper, chair and blanket! No prior experience necessary. Follow at Facebook for updates or raindates at facebook.com/BtownFarmSchool or BarringtonFarmSchool.org
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Saturday, June 22: 9:00PM-11:PM
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights

Join Skyscrapers, Inc. and explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! Observe the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, stars and nebulae through the original 1878 8-inch Alvan Clark refracting telescope or see live imaging demonstrations with our computer-controlled 12-inch and 16-inch reflecting telescopes. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org.
Proof of visit: Passport stickers will be provided by staff.

Monday, June 24: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, June 27: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, June 27: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Family Twilight Hike at Fort Refuge

Find out why Audubon naturalists enjoy evenings on the trails! Join a guided night hike on the Fort Nature Refuge in North Smithfield. Listen for animal sounds, test your night vision and discover what is happening in nature when the sun goes down. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a flashlight and dress for the cool night air. Fort Nature Refuge, (Rt. 5), 1443 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI; June 27, 2019; 7:00-9:00 pm; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 9 and up. Limited space. You MUST pre-register. No Walk-ins. Contact E-mail kcalcagno@asri.org. View website.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Saturday, June 29: 9:00PM-11:PM
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights

Join Skyscrapers, Inc. and explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! Observe the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, stars and nebulae through the original 1878 8-inch Alvan Clark refracting telescope or see live imaging demonstrations with our computer-controlled 12-inch and 16-inch reflecting telescopes. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org.
Proof of visit: Passport stickers will be provided by staff.

Sunday, June 30: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Longmeadow Fishing Area Cleanup

Come help clean up the Longmeadow Fishing Area in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! You can use 5 Samuel Gorton Ave. Warwick, RI 02886 as an approximate GPS address. Meet at the end of Samuel Gorton Ave. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See leader to collect your stamp.

 
July Events
Monday, July 1: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Archery Lessons at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with support from the Rhode Island DEM is now offering FREE archery days this month. We will be supplying all of the equipment (please do not bring your own). To be able to shoot at the range you must participate in a half hour range safety session that begins at 9:30 am at range. Keep in mind archery is not a sport for everyone, younger children (9 and under) may not be able to safely shoot a bow and arrow yet. For these children we will have nature crafts, puzzles, games and scavenger hunts inside in the visitor center. Range openings are weather-dependent so please call ahead at 401-364-9124 For more information, visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ninigret.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Monday, July 1: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Saturday, July 6: 9:00PM-11:PM
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights

Join Skyscrapers, Inc. and explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! Observe the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, stars and nebulae through the original 1878 8-inch Alvan Clark refracting telescope or see live imaging demonstrations with our computer-controlled 12-inch and 16-inch reflecting telescopes. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org.
Proof of visit: Passport stickers will be provided by staff.

Friday, July 6: 10:00 am to Noon
15 Minute Field Trips, Providence

Learn the difference between moths and butterflies through easy origami! Using field guides, you can create a real local species or make up your own. We will then look for butterflies and moths in the field. A limited supply of host plant seeds will be available. FREE, handicap and stroller accessible, and near bus lines. Part of the Art & Exploration at Blackstone Park. Meet at Blackstone field across from Narragansett Boat Club 2 River Rd. aka River Dr. Providence, RI 02906. Contact email: melissaguillet27@gmail.com
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Monday, July 8: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Wednesday, July 10: 6:00 PM
Park-Keeping with Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Join us to help keep the Park in shape. Enjoy a light workout for a short while or the whole 90 minutes. Our activities:

  • manage stormwater
  • spread mulch
  • weed
  • fix trails
  • spread woodchips
  • mend fences
  • have fun!
Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. Dates, times and locations subject to change. We value your help! Bring work gloves, if possible.
Proof of visit: See leader for sticker

Thursday, July 11: 10:30 AM - Noon
Shore Hike, Bristol

Take a guided walk to the seashore and use nets and buckets to look for sea life. Come dressed in sturdy shoes that can get wet, wear sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Adults must accompany children. (Weather dependent.) Meet at 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809.
Proof of visit: See leader to collect your stamp.

Thursday, July 11: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, July 11: 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Miss Wednesday – 1st Boulevard Concert

At the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date: Thursday, July 18th at 6:00 PM.
Proof of visit: See staff to collect your sticker.

Thursday, July 11: 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Bat Night

View amazing aerial acroBATics during our annual Bat Night at Carolina Trout Hatchery! The evening will kick off with a short bat chat and will be followed by a chance to watch our native bats in action.
What to bring:

  • long sleeved shirt and pants (There will be mosquitoes)
  • bug spray
  • a lawn chair or blanket (you'll want to kick back, relax, and watch the bats!)
 

Space is limited. Registration is required at https://forms.gle/EQwQdWDe3QZJKt698. Questions? ContactDEM Fish & Wildlife Wildlife Outreach Coordinator Mary Grande (mary.grande@dem.ri.gov) or Gabrielle DeMeillon (gabrielle.demeillon@dem.ri.gov). Meet at Carolina Trout Hatchery 13 Old Richmond Townhouse Road, Carolina, RI 02812.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your sticker.

Friday, July 12: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fireflies!

Come to Audubon for an evening celebrating the living lightshow that is the firefly. Learn about how they use their flickering lights to communicate and how to recognize them during the day. Make a glowing firefly craft to take home and end the evening by going out to the fields to watch for their blinking displays. Rain date is July 13, 2019. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; July 12, 2019; 7:00-9:00 pm; Program Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 6 and up. Space is limited. You MUST pre-register. No Walk-ins. Contact E-mail kcalcagno@asri.org. View website.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Saturday, July 13: 9:00PM-11:PM
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights

Join Skyscrapers, Inc. and explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! Observe the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, stars and nebulae through the original 1878 8-inch Alvan Clark refracting telescope or see live imaging demonstrations with our computer-controlled 12-inch and 16-inch reflecting telescopes. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org.
Proof of visit: Passport stickers will be provided by staff.

Saturday, July 13: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Children’s Activities at the Kelly House

Soil and water testing.
Proof of visit: See a National Parks Staff guide to collect your stamp.

Saturday, July 13: 6:00 AM
Stillhouse Cove Summer Cleanup

Come help clean up Stillhouse Cove in Cranston with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! You can use 5 Samuel Gorton Ave. Warwick, RI 02886 as an approximate GPS address. Meet at the end of Samuel Gorton Ave. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See leader to collect your stamp.

Sunday, July 14: 6:00 AM
Indian Classical Music

With Ajit Acharya, tabla, and Srinivas Reddy, sitar. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Rd. aka River Dr., Providence, RI 02906). Bring a blanket! To register for the event please click here. Proof of visit:
Proof of visit: See staff to collect your stamp.

Monday, July 15: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, July 18: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium

Join the staff at the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium for an interactive and educational experience. Go behind the scenes to learn about and assist in feeding some of our favorite critters from Narragansett Bay! See little skates chow down, watch our stargazer electrify his prey, feast your eyes on sharks “tearing” into their dinner and much more. Advanced registration is required by 4:30 p.m. on the date of the event. Advanced registration ($10 General / $8 members) is required. For Feeding Frenzy dates and to register, click here or call 401-324-6020.
Proof of visit: See staff member for sticker.

Thursday, July 18: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, July 18: 6:30 PM
Reconstructing the West Mill - Walkabout, Slaterville

Explore Slatersville's Western Mill area! Although the mill is no longer there, we will utilize historical photography and the physical evidence that remains to reconstruct what this area would have looked like in the nineteenth century. Tour will leave from the North Smithfield Public Library's parking lot, 20 Main St, Slaterville, RI 02876 at 6:30 PM.
Proof of visit: See a National Parks Staff guide to collect your stamp.

Saturday, July 20: 9:00PM-11:PM
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights

Join Skyscrapers, Inc. and explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! Observe the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, stars and nebulae through the original 1878 8-inch Alvan Clark refracting telescope or see live imaging demonstrations with our computer-controlled 12-inch and 16-inch reflecting telescopes. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org.
Proof of visit: Passport stickers will be provided by staff.

Saturday, July 20: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Children’s Activities at the Kelly House

How does a canal and lock work?
Proof of visit: See a National Parks Staff guide to collect your stamp.

Monday, July 22: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Monday, July 22: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Rain date July 23
Bioluminescence Night, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown

Join RI State Parks staff for a relaxing evening at one of Rhode Island’s most scenic state parks. The event will feature an outdoor movie, stargazing and illumination jelly fish and sea creatures.
Proof of visit: See a member of the RI State Parks staff to collect your stamp.

Tuesday, July 23: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mini Summer Fun Day, Bristol

Join us for crafts, nature stories, animal discoveries, and more. No need to register!

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Nature Craft table
  • 10:00 am: Nature Story
  • 11:00 am: Animal Interview
  • 12:00 pm: Nature Story
 

Meet at 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI 02809.

Thursday, July 25: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Classical GAS – 2nd Boulevard Concert

At the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date: Thursday, August 1st, 6pm
Proof of visit: See staff to collect your sticker

Thursday, July 25: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, July 25: 6:30 PM
Birds and Wildlife of the Blackstone – Walkabout, Lincoln

Explore the diverse wildlife of the Blackstone River Valley with a Ranger. Tour leaves from the Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum, 1075 Lower River Road, Lincoln, RI, 02865.
Proof of visit: See a National Parks Staff guide to collect your stamp.

Saturday, July 27: 9:00PM-11:PM
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights

Join Skyscrapers, Inc. and explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! Observe the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, stars and nebulae through the original 1878 8-inch Alvan Clark refracting telescope or see live imaging demonstrations with our computer-controlled 12-inch and 16-inch reflecting telescopes. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org.
Proof of visit: Passport stickers will be provided by staff.

Saturday, July 27: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Children’s Activities at the Kelly House

Soil and water testing.
Proof of visit: See a National Parks Staff guide to collect your stamp.

Sunday, July 28: TBD
Governor’s Bay Day

Park free and enjoy the sand and surf at any one of Rhode Island’s eight beautiful state beaches – Scarborough North and South, Roger Wheeler or Salty Brine in Narragansett; Charlestown Breachway, East Beach, or East Matunuck in Charlestown; or Misquamicut in Westerly. Some beaches will have special activities. Check the website for more info.
Proof of visit: TBD

Sunday, July 28: 10:00 AM - Noon
Westerly Land Trust Hike at Glacier Park

Join the Westerly Land Trust for a fantastic summer hike at Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park! Glacier Park’s landscape is unique, once carved by enormous glaciers during the last ice age. The glaciers left behind huge kettle ponds, kettle holes and boulders. WLT will be joined by DPNC (Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center) and we will be teaching all about the landscape and its inhabitants. This hike is moderate level due to hills and uneven, rocky footing. Please arrive on time as we leave promptly at 10am. We will be meeting at the entrance off Tom Harvey Road just outside the entrance to Winnapaug Cottages. If all parking is full in the lot, you may park along the street. Please RSVP on our app or email mlee@westerlylandtrust.org if you plan to attend.
Proof of visit: See a guide to collect your stamp.

Monday, July 29: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

 
August Events
Thursday, August 1: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Saturday, August 3: 10:00 AM - Noon
15 Minute Field Trips, Providence

Explore camouflage insects and make a model of a praying mantis. With field guides and hand lenses, we will go on a bug hunt. FREE and accessible by bus, stroller, and wheel chair. Part of the Art & Exploration at Blackstone Park series. Contact email: 15minutefieldtrips@gmail.com. Meet at Blackstone Field across from Narragansett Boat Club 2 River Dr. aka River Rd Providence, RI 02906.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Saturday, August 3: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Children’s Activities at Slater Mill

Engineering a water wheel.
Proof of visit: See guide to collect your stamp.

Monday, August 5: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Monday, August 5: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Archery Lessons at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with support from the Rhode Island DEM is now offering FREE archery days this month. We will be supplying all of the equipment (please do not bring your own). To be able to shoot at the range you must participate in a half hour range safety session that begins at 9:30 am at range. Keep in mind archery is not a sport for everyone, younger children (9 and under) may not be able to safely shoot a bow and arrow yet. For these children we will have nature crafts, puzzles, games and scavenger hunts inside in the visitor center. Range openings are weather-dependent so please call ahead at 401-364-9124 For more information, visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ninigret.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Monday, August 5: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fields Point Shoreline Cleanup:

Help Save The Bay clean up the shore at our headquarters in Providence! Shoreline trash is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and shoreline cleanups are an easy way for volunteers to make a difference. Save The Bay will provide the trash bags and disposable gloves. All volunteers should dress for the weather and wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Closed-toed shoes are required. All volunteers must be able to do some light to moderate bending and lifting. Volunteers under 16 must participate with an adult. Volunteers must have their own transportation to the event. All volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and snacks to the cleanup event. Our address is 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence. Access to Save The Bay is through the Johnson & Wales Harborside campus. Enter through the Allens Ave/ Narragansett Blvd entrance. Drive down Harborside Boulevard, through the campus toward the water. At the end of the road, you will make a right onto Save The Bay Drive, which leads to our building. NOTE: Let the guard at the kiosk know you are going to Save The Bay. Please use the Harborside Blvd entrance as described here – you will not be able to enter the campus through Ernest/Shipyard unless you have a JWU pass. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Tuesday, August 6: 11:00 AM - Noon
Explore the Wetlands, Bristol

Take a journey to the wetlands with Audubon and discover just how important this habitat is. Keep your eyes open for turtles, frogs and ducks. We will explore the water with nets and basins, and then use magnifying glasses and guide books to identify what we find. Will it be a tadpole? A dragonfly nymph? Snail eggs? Wear clothes that can get dirty. Adults must accompany children. Meet at 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Thursday, August 8: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, August 8: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Latin Jazz/Wendy Klein – 3rd Boulevard Concert

At the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date: Thursday, August 15, 6:00 PM.
Proof of visit: See staff to collect your sticker.

Thursday, August 8: 6:30 PM
Wildlife in an Urban Landscape - Walkabout

You might not think there is much wildlife in the middle of a city, but if you look hard enough, animals are all around. Tour will begin at Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860 at 6:30 PM.
Proof of visit: See guide to collect your stamp.

Saturday, August 10: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Children’s Activities at Slater Mill

Design your own mill village.
Proof of visit: See guide to collect your stamp.

Monday, August 12: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Wednesday, August 14: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Almost Full Moon Paddle

Join WPWA on this delightful summer evening paddle heading upstream on the Wood River from the WPWA campus. Put your boat in the water as the sun sets and paddle back as the full moon rises over the river. Paddlers must wear appropriate life jackets - no self inflatables. Bring water and headlamps. Bring your own boat or use one of WPWA's single person kayaks. A limited number of single person 9 foot kayaks are available for this event at no charge for all WPWA members and at a price of $5.00 for non-members. Register online at wpwa.org.
Proof of visit: See leader for your sticker.

Thursday, August 15: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium

Join the staff at the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium for an interactive and educational experience. Go behind the scenes to learn about and assist in feeding some of our favorite critters from Narragansett Bay! See little skates chow down, watch our stargazer electrify his prey, feast your eyes on sharks “tearing” into their dinner and much more. Advanced registration is required by 4:30 p.m. on the date of the event. Advanced registration ($10 General / $8 members) is required. For Feeding Frenzy dates and to register, click here or call 401-324-6020.
Proof of visit: See staff member for sticker.

Thursday, August 15: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, August 15: 6:30 PM
A Geologic History of the Blackstone – Walkabout

Explore the ecologic and geologic history of the Blackstone River Valley. Tour begins at the Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum, 1075 Lower River Road, Lincoln, RI 02865.
Proof of visit: See guide to collect your stamp.

Saturday, August 17: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Children’s Activities at Slater Mill

Engineering a water wheel.
Proof of visit: See guide to collect your stamp.

Monday, August 19: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cleanups

Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly series of cleanups – come join us every Monday from 9 am to 11 am! Join us at Oakland Beach, 885 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI. We will gather at the gazebo. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Monday, August 19: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Archery Lessons at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with support from the Rhode Island DEM is now offering FREE archery days this month. We will be supplying all of the equipment (please do not bring your own). To be able to shoot at the range you must participate in a half hour range safety session that begins at 9:30 am at range. Keep in mind archery is not a sport for everyone, younger children (9 and under) may not be able to safely shoot a bow and arrow yet. For these children we will have nature crafts, puzzles, games and scavenger hunts inside in the visitor center. Range openings are weather-dependent so please call ahead at 401-364-9124 For more information, visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ninigret.
Proof of visit: See instructor to collect your stamp.

Thursday, August 22: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup

Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference! Meet at Conimicut Point Park, 71 Point Ave, Warwick, RI. View Save the Bay's website for more information or to sign up..
Proof of visit: See guide for your sticker.

Thursday, August 22: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Nickel Jukebox – 4th Boulevard Concert

At the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date: Thursday, August 29th, 6:00 PM
Proof of visit: See staff to collect your sticker.

Saturday, August 24: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Children’s Activities at Slater Mill

Engineering a water wheel.
Proof of visit: See guide to collect your stamp.

 

Self-Guided Locations

Places to visit on your own to earn passport stickers.

Goddard State Park Golf Course Warwick, RI – Take the family to play 9 holes of golf on the only state-operated golf facility in the state. (Regulated golfing fees apply). Present your passport with payment of your greens fees to receive your sticker.
Goddard State Park Farmers Market, Warwick Every Friday from 9 am to 1 pm – Support local farmers and producers by shopping for fresh and local food, plants and more at the farmers market! Located at 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, RI every Friday from May 4th to August 10th, at 9 AM to 1 PM. Visit farmfreshri.org to learn more. Proof of visit: Stickers can be obtained from a DEM Division of Agriculture staff worker. (Note that only one sticker can be obtained from visiting RI DEM sponsored farmers markets).
Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers Market, Narragansett Every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm - Support local farmers and producers by shopping for fresh and local food, plants and more at the farmers market! Located at 1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI every Sunday from May 6th to August 5th, at 9 AM to 1 PM. Visit farmfreshri.org to learn more. Proof of visit: Stickers can be obtained from a DEM Division of Agriculture staff worker. (Note that only one sticker can be obtained from visiting RI DEM sponsored farmers markets).
Haines Memorial State Park Farmers Market, East Providence Every Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm - – Support local farmers and producers by shopping for fresh and local food, plants and more at the farmers market! Located on Rte. 103, East Providence, RI every Wednesday from May 2nd to August 8th, at 2 PM to 6 PM. Visit farmfreshri.org to learn more. Proof of visit: Stickers can be obtained from a DEM Division of Agriculture staff worker. (Note that only one sticker can be obtained from visiting RI DEM sponsored farmers markets).
Fairy Walk at The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main Street, Slatersville Mondays-Fridays. Open to all ages. Spread around the library grounds are the doors to 12 fairy homes. Stop inside the library for a brochure so you can meet the fairy who lives behind each door. The Library's grounds are a mixture of level and un-level surfaces but for the most part is stroller friendly, and this is a free program. Proof of visit: Stop inside the library and let the librarian know you need the Great Outdoors Passport Stamp.
StoryWalk® at The North Smithfield Public Library: 20 Main Street, Slatersville Every Friday, 11:30am-4pm in fair weather. he StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Our Storywalk® is located in the Library’s Centennial Park. The opening to the park can be found on the far side of the parking lot. Centennial Park is a mixture of level and un-level surfaces, there is a hill and the path is narrow, but strollers are welcome. This is a free program. We suggest calling ahead (401-767-2780) if you are uncertain about the weather. Proof of visit: Stop inside the library and let the librarian know you need the Great Outdoors Passport Stamp.
StoryWalk® at Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge: 1401 Hope Street, Bristol The Rogers Free Library, in conjunction with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island present a StoryWalk® to be held at the Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge in Bristol, RI from June 29 - July 14. What is a StoryWalk®? Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The Friends of the Rogers Free Library has provided grant funding for this project. This StoryWalk® features the book Underground by Denise Fleming. With bold illustrations and brief text, this story is ideal for toddlers and pre-schoolers but can be enjoyed by all ages and is a great read-aloud for a summer day! Join us on opening day, Saturday June 29, from 1 to 3 pm for a scavenger hunt and craft table. Proof of visit: See staff to get your sticker.
Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport – Our interactive marine science center is home to more than 40 species from Narragansett Bay, as well as three touch tanks and dozens of exhibits to get you up close and personal with little skates, dogfish sharks, urchins, crabs and lobsters, seahorses, turtles, and so much more. Open daily, 10am-4pm, there is an $8 entry fee for all non-members.
 

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