Events & Awards

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

In November, the Survey's 2021 Distinguished Naturalist Awards were presented via Zoom. Watch the recordings here: Candace A. Oviatt; Mabel "Sindy" Hempstead

January 23, 3 p.m. How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators, webinar by Annie White, landscape designer. The 2021 Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program co-sponsored with RIWPS and URI Outreach Center. More info and registration here.

February 13, 3 p.m. 5th Rhode Island Nature Video Festival, co-sponsored with Environment Council of RI. Live online event; watch and vote for your favorite videos. More info and registration here.

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. . . is an effort to count as many species as possible in 24 hours, held annually in Rhode Island since 2000, the longest-running such event in the world. Get info on each RI BioBlitz.



. . . provide a forum for diverse parties to discuss key issues related to Rhode Island’s biota and habitats. Here is info on past and upcoming conferences.



. . . recognize achievements by naturalists working in Rhode Island and especially generous contributions to the Survey’s mission.

Lectures and Presentations

On a hot July night, David Gregg explains a bucket trap to the Block Island crowd. Moth nights are a favorite event with all ages.

Lectures and similar “sit-down” programs are held several times a year at venues around Rhode Island.

Out There! (Walks, Workshops and Demos)

Walks, workshops, and demonstrations give attendees a first-hand experience with particular aspects of natural history.

Open House and Natural History Art Exhibit

Members and friends mount exhibits in our offices of art inspired by natural history. Major exhibits open in conjunction with the annual Winter Open House.

Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program

When Lisa Lofland Gould, the Survey’s founding executive director, retired, an endowment was raised to fund an annual event on native plants, her special expertise. The event is co-hosted with the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society and URI’s Outreach Center.

Rhode Island Natural History Week

. . . celebrates all the things we know because of natural history and the great natural history institutions around our state. Events coordinated across institutions raise the visibility of this important discipline.

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