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!


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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