Intro to Rock Identification
Saturday, Feb 26, 10:30am-11:30am
Have you ever picked up a rock and wondered what it was? Join us at the museum for a crash course on rock identification. We will start with a short presentation that will give an overview of Rhode Island’s geologic history as well as a primer on the basic minerals and rock types, followed by a hands-on segment where we will look at various rock specimens from the museum’s collections.
Skulls from Near and Far
Sunday, March 20, 10:00am-11:00am
Monday, March 21, 10:00am-11:00am
Have you ever struggled to identify a skull you found in the woods? Come to the Museum and learn the major features that distinguish mammal skulls, with particular attention paid to ones most commonly found in our area. After a brief presentation we will take a look at examples of the skulls we have discussed, as well as the more exotic specimens from the museum collection, from bears and big cats to otters and skunks. Bring your curiosity and any skull questions you may have!
Program fee: $3 per person per program/Museum Members free. Pre-registration is required. Capacity is limited. Face coverings must be worn.