Biology students recently attended a frield trip to Prudence Island.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Biology students from Rogers High School who collaborate with Save the Bay for their environmental studies recently attended a field trip to Prudence Island. In conjunction with Save the Bay, the students have been studying environmental conditions at Gooseneck Salt Marsh in Newport. Save the Bay sponsored a trip out to Prudence Island for these students to compare pristine salt marsh conditions to those of their local marsh, which was recently undergone an extensive restoration project. Information provided by Newport Public Schools.
The challenge has been named the "Arrogance of Self-Righteousness" after a pamphlet written by Roger Williams about his meeting with the Quakers.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
On Sunday, Aug. 13, combined crews of New Yorkers and Rhode Islanders successfully reenacted the epic row by Roger Williams, the founding father of Rhode Island. Williams, at the age of 70, rowed across across Narragansett Bay from Providence to Newport to enage some Quakers in a debate about religion. Two Cornish Pilot Gigs, one from the Village Community Boathouse in New York City, and the other belonging to Don Betts of Water Street in Warren, who has formed a local community rowing group called the Whirleygigs, took part. Betts is a boat builder and was a prominent figure in the human-powered boating community in New York until moving to Warren with his wife Martha in 2008. He still maintains ties as friend, mentor and consultant to …