Each year, Sakonnet Preservation hosts several types of education outreach programs, whether in person or via zoom. Please see the links below, and scroll down to learn more.
2023 Annual Meeting
July 19, 2023 | 7pm | Little Compton Community Center
The featured presenter will be Heather Holm, a nationally recognized expert on bees and wasps. Holm will address the fascinating world of these beneficial pollinators and the native plant communities that support them. She is active on Facebook and Twitter, and her website has a wealth of information. Start learning from Heather here.
Environmental Film Screenings
Each winter, we sponsor a series of environmental film screenings at the Little Compton Community Center, free for all ages. The doors open at 6:30 PM and the films begin at 7 PM.
2023 films included:
- The Messenger (where to watch online)
- Seed: The Untold Story (where to watch online)
- Microcosmos (watch online through The Internet Archive with very brief French-language narration)
Sakonnet Preservation has hosted many interesting speakers over the past few years, and recordings of these can be found HERE. Our most recent speakers were Greg & Weatherly Bates. To view a recording of the presentation, please click the picture below.
Greg & Weatherly Bates – Little Compton Raised to Raising Alaskan Mariculture
March 17, 2023
Engagement at Wilbur-McMahon Schools
In collaboration with science and math teachers, 5th & 6th grade students visited the Simmons Mill Pond Preserve for their annual half-day visit for exposure to its public trails, local birds, plants, trees and habitat as part of their curriculum. Leadership was provided by Stewardship Director Adam Yorks, retired science teacher Sue Theriault, and birding expert Bob Emerson. Previous local guides have included conservation landscape architect John Gwynne.
This year’s 7th graders visited the PT Marvell Preserve. When they reach 8th grade, they will help us develop interpretive information for the Preserve that the public can enjoy.