Friday, September 25, 2020

Mysterious Mushrooms!

Ever wonder about mushrooms?  Learn how some are vital to decomposing, some are parasites, and some work with tree roots, helping them communicate and get more nutrition. 

In Person:  October 10th, 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Blackstone Park Conservancy.  Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk, by Parkside Road & East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Mushroom collecting is not allowed, but stay on the trails to see what you find!  We’ll have laminated guides to borrow and Melissa on hand to identify photos sent by text.  Kids can make clay mushrooms to take home.  Masks, social distancing, and Registration required.

Virtual: October 21st, 6:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

Both are FREE, but donations always appreciated.  Use the Donate button on our home page!   More programs in the link (top right).

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Learn More About Us!

Want to learn more about 15 Minute Field Trips?  We have a Q&A session TONIGHT at 7 p.m. EST.

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Insect Orchestra Family Day

 "Join the Insect Orchestra!" August 15th 10-11:30 at Blackstone Field.  Registration and masks required.  Limited to 12 participants!

Buzz, whir, click, chirp! It's summer, and the trees, fields, and warm nights are full of sounds! They sound like machinery, but they're actually insects!  Learn how insects make sounds, then make your own instruments with your family using our kit.  Watch the Insect Orchestra here: or see it on tour at the Rhode Island Museum of Art and Science ( in August and the RI Natural History Survey ( in September.  Part of the "Art and Science at the Park" series with 15 Minute Field Trips.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Insect Orchestra

This event is on the move!  If you missed it at ASRI, Bristol, you can now view it at the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art in Providence through August.  

Registration required:

Next we'll have a small, registered event at Blackstone Parks Conservancy on August 18th.  I will add the registration link soon.

In September you can find us at the Rhode Island Natural History Survey building in Kingston.  Stay tuned and stay safe!!