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Program Update

This week's (12/7) Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will be at Burlingame State Park. We will be meeting at the Playground within the park at 9 a.m.

Environmental Education Center

Winter Hours: Open 9:00am-5:00pm Weds.-Sat.; 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday





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Environmental Education Center

holliser2.jpg The Audubon Environmental Education Center is a state-of-the-art natural history museum and aquarium offering many natural wonders to explore. See our habitat displays.  Look inside a 33-foot life size Right Whale, discover life in a tide pool, observe Narragansett Bay 's marine life, visit our rare blue lobster and orange lobster, or even explore a cornfield at night. The Center's interactive exhibits feature local habitats and offer many fun ways to enjoy nature.

Situated on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, the Environmental Education Center has walking trails with a ¼ mile boardwalk that winds through fresh and saltwater marshes to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay. The refuge is along the East Bay Bike Path allowing bikers and walkers access to the refuge's natural beauty.

The Center offers guided tours, nature walks, special family programs and much more throughout the year. The facility and trails are handicapped accessible.

Summer Hours: Open Daily 9:00am-5:00pm


Audubon offers a number of programs for pre-school and home-school children at the Environmental Education Center.

At our Environmental Education Center in Bristol, your party can explore and learn on an adventure through our 28-acre outdoor classroom that reaches the shores of the Narragansett Bay.

The 28 acres of land that is now the Claire D.
Nestled in open meadows on the shoreline of Narragansett Bay in scenic Bristol, Rhode Island the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center is a natural treasure.

One of Rhode Island 's most Unique Meeting Venues.

How did you spend your play time as a child? Did you go outside and explore the "woods"? While there, did you play capture the flag, hide ‘n' seek, or maybe build a fort? For most adults, the connection to nature began with similar, positive, childhood experiences.

By contrast, today's children are spending less and less time playing outside than in years past; however, they do spend an average of four hours each day watching TV and playing video games. In addition, parents concerned for the safety of their children further limit their outdoor activities. Some schools have even eliminated recess.


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