May 12, 2018 - World Migratory Bird Day - Join us at River Point Conservation Area on Saturday, May 12th, from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Come along on a guided nature walk, observe bird banding demonstrations, or just stop by to say hello.
October 6, 2017 - BRI biologist and Raptor Program Director, Chris Desorbo, presented "Migrant Raptors and Research on Block Island" as part of the Let's Talk series sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and the Block Island Maritime Institute. Block Island
September 24-29, 2017 - BRI attended the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1), held at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
April 8-30, 2017 - BRI biologist, Oksana Lane, participated in eXXpedition Caribbean 2017, assisting with sampling waters, surveying waste, and doing local outreach to raise awareness to reduce/eliminate ocean pollution. eXXpedition is a series of all women voyages to make the unseen seen, from the toxins in our bodies to the toxins in our seas. Click to learn more about this voyage.
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.