April 8-30, 2017- eXXpedition is a series of all women voyages to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our bodies to the toxics in our seas.eXXpedition Caribbean 2017 is a two part mission focused on the marine environment, and is currently accepting applications for participation. Participants will assist with sampling waters, surveying waste, and doing local outreach to raise awareness to reduce/eliminate ocean pollution. Click to learn more about this voyage and participaiton.
July 16-21, 2017 - The 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, July 16-21, 2017. With the theme Integrating Mercury Research and Policy in a Changing World, the conference will host participants from a variety of communities, including industry, government, research institutions, NGOs, and academics. Learn more at www.mercury2017.com.
Date TBD - Announcing Plans for the 2018 Loon Symposium - BRI will be hosting the next gathering of loon experts. Dates and venue are not finalized. but we are aiming for early Fall 2018 in New England. Stay tuned for updates.
October 14, 2016 - World-renowned ornithologist, Ian Newton, spoke at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. His talk, titled "Recent advances in the study of bird migration," was held at URI as part of URI's Biological & Environmental Sciences seminar series. Both BRI and URI collaborated to sponsor this event.