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April School Vacation Nature Activities

Three Locations: Bristol and Smithfield, RI and Seekonk, MA

Get the kids outside in April! Come to Audubon for outdoor explorations at the pond and shore, get up-close with cool critters, take an evening hike to listen for nocturnal animals, and more. Audubon offers plenty of fun to keep the kids engaged during April School Vacation Week, come join the fun!

Note: Per RI state guidelines, Audubon will no longer require masks for adults and children, over 5 years old, that have been fully vaccinated. Those that have not been vaccinated and children who cannot be vaccinated (between the ages of 2-5) will be asked to wear a mask. As always, children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask. 

Latest News and Events

Recently, a number of dead shore- and seabirds have been found along the Rhode Island coast. The birds are currently being tested for the presence of HPAI and, although results have not been confirmed, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is urging individuals to avoid contact with any dead birds they may encounter and to take proper precautions to avoid transmission risk. Dead and dying wild birds should be reported to the RI Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife by calling 401-789-0281. Click to read more.

In this Issue: A Reminder of Why We Do What We Do; Research Updates; Next Chapters; Citizen Science projects. Click here to subscribe to the Audubon bird research email newsletter!

Where do wild animals go in such storms? Where do they shelter and hide? How do they protect themselves from getting too wet or cold? In this installment of the Newport This Week Nature in the Neighborhood series, Audubon Senior Director of Education Lauren Parmelee answers these questions and more!