Narragansett Bay Classroom


The Narragansett Bay Classroom (NBC) is a vehicle through which URI's Office of Marine Programs offers a variety of marine and environmental short courses, lectures, tours, field trips, interpretive programs, camps, and training opportunities for people of all ages.


URI's outreach scientists lead educational field trips at a variety of locations within southern Rhode Island. Field trips explore local flora and fauna of the locations and offers participants a chance to become field scientists.





  URI's outreach scientists lead educational interpretive programs featuring a variety of marine and environmental science topics. Interpretive programs can be presented at your school or location or at URI's Narragansett Bay Campus.




Explore the beach with a URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) Outreach Scientist at the GSO Open House event, "Ocean Science for the Ocean State".

All Beachcombing events are free and open to the public.



Historic Walking Tours

Enjoy popular one-hour interpretive walks featuring the historic South Ferry area. Led by Wayne and Bernice Durfee, the program begins with a half-hour presentation of historic photos at the Coastal Institute Visitor Center. The walk then ventures down to the site of the old ferry landing, near the remains of WWI military bunkers overlooking Narragansett Bay, and through the campus of the Graduate School of Oceanography. The walking tours are Free and are designed for adult audiences.