Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Events

  • Lichens BPC

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    I Like Lichen!
    In the distant past, an algae, a fungus, and a cyanobacteria (and rumor has it, a basidiomycetes) teamed up to form LICHEN!  Useful as wildlife food, habitat for micro-critters, industrial dyes, medicines, and more, you WANT these growing on your rocks and trees!  Brave the cold for our quick scavenger hunt. Masks and registration required. Meet…
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  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    March of Frogs
    Learn about RI’s 10 native frog species and design your own frog or toad trading card! This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation of the “Art in the Park” series, with more focus on community action to protect wildlife…
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  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Looking Under Logs
    We’ll look for worms, salamanders, and more, then draw an underground map using visuals and our imaginations. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation of the “Art in the Park” series, with more focus on community action to protect…
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  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Flower Seed Paper
    This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation of the “Art in the Park” series, with more focus on community action to protect wildlife and biodiversity and combat climate change.  Learn about local flora and fauna through art and science…
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  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Animal Detectives
    Come be an Animal Detective! We have MANY animals in our park – come learn and explore about them. 1. Look for evidence of animals around the park!After intro and drawing demo, go out with clipboards full of visual guides, pencils, and paper to sketch on.Look for food remains, burrows, nests, galls, tracks, and scat.…
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  • Saturday, July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Turtles
    This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation of the “Art in the Park” series, with more focus on community action to protect wildlife and biodiversity and combat climate change.  Learn about local flora and fauna through art and science…
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  • Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Bug Hunt
    The insects have grown!  We will collect live insects for study and draw from observation using colored pencils.  Specimens in lucite will also be provided. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation of the “Art in the Park” series,…
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  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Traveling Seeds
    Learn about the amazing ways seeds travel and even “time travel” as you hunt for seeds, sort by mobility, and look for “hitchhikers”.  Meet “Methuselah”, the oldest viable seed in the world! This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation…
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  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Mysterious Mushrooms
    They’re all so different…and weird!  The fungus among us are more than meets the eye, with some acting as decomposers, some working with tree roots, and some parasitic, even of other fungus!  Learn about their jobs and how they’re used in industry and medicine, then go exploring the park with our scavenger hunt to see…
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  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Leaf Creatures
    Gold, green, brown, red, yellow…  Celebrate the changing seasons and learn the important roles trees play in the environment as you go on a leaf hunt and make texture rubbings. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation of the…
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  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Winter Birds
    Bundle up and join us for a winter bird scavenger hunt!  Make a pine cone bird feeder and bird collage for some family fun! Masks and registration required. Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the…
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