Category Archives: Education

Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Detected in Boston

With emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) being detected in Boston it is virtually certain to be in Rhode Island by now. This has been some time coming, as the beetle has gradually expanded from its accidental introduction in the midwest … Continue reading

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Marine Mammals of Rhode Island, Part 3, Bottlenose Dolphin

by Robert D. Kenney The bottlenose dolphin may be the most familiar species of cetacean for many people, for a couple of reasons. Small groups of bottlenose can be seen from the beach almost anywhere along the East Coast—year-round from … Continue reading

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Marine Mammals of Rhode Island, Part 2, North Atlantic Right Whale

by Robert D. Kenney The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) (abbreviated NARW) is one of three species of right whales, with the other two occurring in the North Pacific and Southern Ocean. They are closely related to the bowhead … Continue reading

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BioBlitz Registration Now Open

All participants MUST pre-register and be assigned to a team. Registration (NOW OPEN): …with Friday catered dinner and Saturday continental breakfast: $20 RINHS members, $30 non-members …with no meals: $10 RINHS members, $15 non-members …latest in the famous RI BioBlitz … Continue reading

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RINHS has jobs for youth crew and wildlife ecologist

RINHS is looking for a fulltime wildlife ecologist and for youth crew leader, assistant leader, and crew member. See the Jobs Page for full details.

Posted in Conservation, Education, News, Opportunities |

Proof that Naturalists are Smarter?

New research reported from the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego shows a positive correlation between learning and exposure to a common soil bacterium, Mycobacterium vaccae. Here’s the link: SMARTER So don’t be a … Continue reading

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National Research Council Reports on Informal Science Education

The National Research Council of the National Academies recently announced the release of a report on the efficacy of non-classroom (sometimes called “informal”) science education. Although under development for some time, this release is pretty timely stuff with the new … Continue reading

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Exec’s Blog: DNA Attacks High School Science Teacher

by David W. Gregg, Executive Director, RINHS I’m not even that old and what I learned in high school biology class is getting VERY out of date. The New Scientist is running a fantastic article in its 24 January issue … Continue reading

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