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Rose Island has been front and center experiencing climate change caused by humans. The location allows it to be a perfect hands-on classroom for studying our impact on the environment and learning about Rhode Island’s history for summer camps.
We welcome summer camps to visit Rose Island for their campers to experience the adventure and discovery of being on a small island in the middle of the mouth of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage, situated in the center of historic Newport Harbor.
We ask our campers to be Conservation Champions. We have six sessions offered to highlight the effect of climate change on one small island through hands-on experiences:
- Invasive species
- Fish ecology (Beach Seine Survey)
- Bird ecology
- Alternative energy usage
- Our water footprint
There will be a tour of the lighthouse, Fort Hamilton, and a talk on the history of the island.
The Conservation Champions experience is about three-hours, including boat time.
Pricing for the tour excluding transportation:
We recommend contacting the Jamestown Newport Ferry for a charter. Departures are usually from Fort Adams State Park.
Conanicut Marina: (401) 423-1556
For more information on available summer camps, please contact our office at 401-847-4242
Field Trip Form
Please fill out this online form, and we will confirm the date you wish to visit. We have also included a printable pdf version further down.