PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Lab & Learning Center on Prudence Island will be open on a limited basis and the Estuary Education Shed will remain closed for the season. All trails and outdoor Reserve properties remain open, but we remind you to please practice social distancing measures as outlined by state and federal agencies. Please check back here or on our Facebook page for days and times when the Lab and Learning Center is open for visitors. Thank you for your continued understanding!


Upcoming dates/times when the Learning Center will be open:

Tuesday, August 4th from 10am-Noon (Please note we will be closed on 8/4 due to staffing issues)
Friday, August 7th from 1-3pm
Wednesday, August 12th from 1-3pm
Friday, August 14th from 2-4pm
Monday, August 17th from 9-11am
Friday, August 21st from 1-3pm
Tuesday, August 25th from 2-4pm
Thursday, August 27th from 2-4pm

Supporting healthy and resilient coastal communities and habitats

A State and Federal Partnership Program

The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves located around the country. Established to provide long-term protection of coastal lands so they can serve as platforms for research, education and recreation.  The Reserve is supported and administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.


PO Box 151 
Prudence Island, RI 02872

Ph: (401) 683-6780
Fax: (401) 683-7366

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