August 30, 2021
Brown SRP in partnership with the Mystic Aquarium, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Society, and the Narragansett Indian Tribe (NIT) hosted a full-day event on August 10th at the Ninigret ponds in southern Rhode Island.
This educational outreach activity for tribal youth focused on the geology, flora, fauna, and environmental challenges on these historic Narragansett lands. The group conducted field measurements and seine netting in the salt ponds and heard diverse perspectives on land issues from NIT tribal leaders, Brown and Mystic Aquarium scientific staff, and guests from the neighboring Shinnecock Indian Nation on Long Island, the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot Indian Tribe, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Cape Cod.