Seals and Seabirds- Prudence Island

Seals and Seabirds- Prudence Island
Last Day To Register
12/3/2017 5:00 PM
Narragansett Bay Nat'l Estuarine Research Reserve
Prudence Island, RI, US
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Seals and Seabirds

Head out to explore beautiful Prudence Island with a focus on seals and seabirds. We will make several stops to look for a variety of bird species in protected ponds and coves. Expect to see grebes, eiders, mergansers and many other species. After warming up while we eat lunch, we will head back out to the south end of the island to view the winter population of harbor seals that enjoy basking on the rocks just offshore.

What to Bring: lunch/drinks for the day; camera/binoculars (we'll have extra binoculars to share); warm clothing and comfortable footwear. Registration is required due to limited van space. Ferry ticket is not included in the price and is approximately $11 round trip/adult and $6/child. You will depart on the 9:45 am ferry from Bristol, arriving on Prudence at 10:15 am; the return trip will depart Prudence at 2:30 pm and arrive in Bristol at 3:00 pm.

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Prudence Island, RI; December 4, 2017; 9:45 am-3:00 pm; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: 8 and up.

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$8.00 per Member Adult
$4.00 per Member Child
$12.00 per Non member Adult
$8.00 per Non Member Child
Cancellation Policy
Prudence Island Trips: Participants will depart on the ferry from Bristol, RI. Arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of ferry departure and purchase your round-trip ferry ticket (approximately $10 per person, cash or check only.) Parking options: There is a free municipal parking lot across from the ferry landing, or you can choose to park in the Bristol ferry parking lot ($10/day charge). Free and non-permit parking is also available along High Street in Bristol. Participants will be greeted at the ferry landing on Prudence Island by educators from the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve ( Please note that there are limited opportunities to use restroom facilities during these programs. Bring: weather appropriate clothing, binoculars*, camera, a packed lunch, water bottle, insect and tick repellent, comfortable footwear and warm, waterproof clothes in case of inclement weather. Registration is required due to limited space. Please Note: Ticks are common on Prudence Island so we recommend wearing long-sleeved shirt, light-colored pants, and shoes with tall socks so you can tuck pants into socks as needed. *Extra binoculars are available to borrow for the day. Refunds/Cancellations If you cannot attend a course as planned, you may receive a Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) course credit. You must inform ASRI in writing or email, 7 business days prior to the first class meeting. Credits may be applied toward any future ASRI course within the next year from date of issue. Cancellations within 7 business days are not entitled to a class credit or transfer of any kind. Certain courses are non-transferable and are indicated in course description. Cash refunds are given only if ASRI cancels a class. Refunds are processed within 30 days of the canceled class. ASRI reserves the right to change class locations, schedules, fees, and instructors when necessary. ASRI will not issue refunds for classes which have been postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. We will make every effort to reschedule such classes. Travel Programs and overnight programs each have separate cancellation policies, see course description for each policy.

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