Naturally Curious Lecture Series at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center
Join the USFWS as they launch into the Spring and Summer seasons with a new monthly lecture and film series scheduled for the third Friday evening of each month in March, April, May and June. This series is designed to present new, inter-generational, ways to connect with nature, as well as an introduction to thought provoking conservation topics. These programs are free and open to the public.
Friday, March 20th at 7:00pm
Join Mike Freeman, author of neither Mountain nor River, as he moderates a panel of conservation professionals and enthusiasts as they discuss different ways people approach nature and how they overlap, express various viewpoints as they pertain to Rhode Island’s ecology, and describe personal experiences they’ve had with the natural world.
Friday, April 17th at 7:00pm
Explore the amazing world of the Monarch Butterfly as we present NOVA: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies. This presentation will include discussion on the challenges Monarchs and other pollinators face and actions you can take to help.
Friday, May 15th at 7:00pm
Explore one of the ocean’s mystical sea creatures with author Todd Mcleish as he discusses his book Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World. From discovering the history of the trade in narwhal tusks, to the beauty and wonder of the species and its’ habitat, come learn about the challenges that narwhals face due to their rapidly changing world.
Friday, June 19th at 7:00pm
Environmental Connection is a look back on a year immersion into Nature. Author Keith Cowley will share selections from his journals that showcase unique experiences and humbling encounters with local wildlife in their element and discuss how we can take responsibility for the maintenance of these environments through awareness and action, an initiative he outlines called New-Native Foundation.
This series will take place at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813. For more information, please contact the Visitor Center at 401-364-9124 ext. 48.