Weeds, Water, Wildflowers
Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10am-12pm
One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower. An orchid growing in a wheat field is a weed. Wheat growing among the orchids is a weed. It is all a matter of perspective. Who can really tell which one is which? On this walk, docent leader Bill La Civita introduce you to the weeds and wildflowers found in the park’s wetlands. Please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for this walk.
Trees in Autumn
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10am-12pm
You will fall in love with this brisk autumnal look at trees and other plant life that change dramatically this time of year. Docent Bill La Civita will talk about why and how it happens, and why some plant life stays green all year round. Please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for this walk.
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10am-12pm
Museum docent and archivist Richard Siembab will lead a special walking tour of the historic Williams family cemetery in Roger Williams Park. Learn exactly who is buried here and what those curious symbols on the headstones really mean. Richard, a longtime member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, will bring a wealth of knowledge to this frequently overlooked park culture resource.
Birding in the Collections
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Missed seeing a favorite bird this year? Always wanted to see a flying jewel from a far-off land? Join us as we peruse the museum’s collection of over 5,500 bird specimens. From tropical Sword-billed Hummingbirds to extinct Passenger Pigeons, you can view the wonders of the avian world up close and without the need of your binoculars.
Program fee per session: $3 per adult (includes museum admission)/Free for museum members. Pets are not permitted on walking tours. Children are not permitted in our lifelong learners programming. Please call 401.680.7248 or to register.Museum Program Registration Form Museum's Homepage