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URI Outreach Center

About the Center

The CELS Kathleen M. Mallon Outreach Center provides a window to the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences and RI Cooperative Extension through which citizens, communities, government agencies or businesses can access research-generated knowledge and obtain assistance to address a broad range of socioeconomic and environmental issues. We offer a variety of programs and services through the Center and also field requests for assistance from College and Cooperative Extension experts.

The Center is located in the URI Botanical Gardens, a demonstration landscape of sustainable plants and landscape practices at the heart of the URI campus in Kingston, Rhode Island. We welcome visitors to our garden for self-guided viewing daily. The office is open Monday-Friday from 9am - 4:30pm and the gardens are open from dawn until dusk. The Botanical Gardens feature evergreen plantings, perennials, a mini-orchard, vegetable and herb beds, a sustainable rose garden, a children's garden, ericaceous plantings, a water garden and much more. Visit our sustainable plants web site for more information:

Renewable Energy Siting Partnership Stakeholder Meeting #4

When: December 1, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Hazard Rooms @ URI Coastal Institute Bldg, Narragansett Bay Campus
Details: The focus of this meeting will be presentations on the acoustic impacts of wind turbines and project economics. Attendees must RSVP to Amber Neville at 401.874.6106 or due to space limitations.

The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome, as the goal is to have a diverse and well-rounded stakeholder process. A light dinner will be provided from 5:30-6pm.

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Holidays in the Park

When: December 10, 2011, 11am - 2pm
Where: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence RI
Details: Admission-free with donation of a nonperishable good to be donated to RI Food Bank

Escape from the cold outdoors and join us in celebrating the holidays! Activities will include demos on do-it- yourself decorations just in time for the holidays, exciting educational crafts for kids, live music, gifts for every gardener, a raffle and more surprises to come.

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Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) Wind Resource Assessment Lecture

When: January 24, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Where: North Kingstown Free Library
Details: URI researchers will present their current work related to the wind resource assessment component of the Renewable Energy Siting Partnership.

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