Public Programs

Please read our cancellation policy and mobility statement at the bottom of the page.


FREE Guided Bird Walks: Every other Sunday 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 July 3, 17, 31


Closing the Clean Water Gap


UPDATE: Conservation Law Foundation has cancelled this program due to scheduling conflicts. 

Guest lecture from Conservation Law Foundation of RI

Tuesday, June 28th (5:30-7:00 pm)

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Join Trish Jedele, Vice President of the Conservation Law Foundation and Director of CLF’s Rhode Island Advocacy Center, for a conversation about Aquidneck Island’s troubled water supply.  CLF is taking action to close the gap and to restore clean water in the area.  Learn more about the existing problems, possible solutions, and how you can positively impact the watershed.  Light refreshments will be provided.




NBS public programs range in accessibility, but are designed to appeal to the largest group of ages and mobility levels.  Lectures will be indoors and have minimal walking.  Unless otherwise stated, outdoor explorations are generally on even terrain with a few rocks in the path.  If you have concerns about if a program is appropriate for a mobility level or age of a person in your party, please contact the Education Department at 846-2577 x33.


Cancellations are permitted up to 7 days prior to the program date. Transfer of fees to another program is encouraged. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 7 days of the program. Programs are rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to postpone programs due to circumstances beyond our control, such as extreme weather, in which case refunds are not available. In the event that NBS cancels a program for any reason, such as under enrollment, refunds will be given to participants and processed within 30 days.


Norman Bird Sanctuary