Latest Updates for RINHS:

NEW: Member Art Exhibit at the Survey is open whenever the office is…M-F, ~9-5. Call ahead to confirm we’re not out at meetings. Get inspired to see nature through new eyes.

4 basic questions, 1 important mission for the Rhode Island Natural History Survey

  1. With over 18,000 species of animal and plant possible in Rhode Island, who can tell which are really here?
  2. A lot of people know a little about Rhode Island's animals and plants. How can we add those facts up to get a rich knowledge of our environment?
  3. How can we encourage young people to develop interests in wild animals and plants?
  4. How can we conserve our natural resources if we don't know what or where they are?

The RINHS Vision

Rhode Island Natural History Survey connects people knowledgeable about Rhode Island’s animals, plants, and natural systems with each other and with those who can use that knowledge for research, education, and conservation.

Rhode Island Natural History Survey is an independent non-profit that manages data documenting the state’s species and natural communities, publishes books and articles, and hosts public events, including the annual Rhode Island BioBlitz.

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Contact Us

Our office is usually open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday except state holidays. Because our small staff is often out of the office for meetings or fieldwork, you should call ahead just to be sure (401-874-5800). The Library and Resource Room is open whenever the office is. Wednesday is volunteer day so you can be sure of company on Wednesdays.

Physical address:

URI East Farm, Building 14
Kingston, RI 02881

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 1858 Kingston, RI 02881