Expanding Public Engagement with Science and Environment

Public Lectures, Webinars, and Events

Metcalf Institute regularly hosts public lectures, author events, film screenings and webinars focusing on a wide range of science, environmental and public policy topics. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Each June, Metcalf’s Annual Public Lecture Series brings top scientists, journalists, and policy experts to the University of Rhode Island to talk about current issues in environmental research, media coverage, and how science influences public policy. The lectures, held at the University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus, run concurrently with the Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.

Upcoming Programs

Sustainable Shipping and the Climate Challenge
URI Coastal Institute in Kingston, Weaver Auditorium
March 22, 2018

2018 Annual Public Lecture Series (Look for speaker line up in May)
URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium
June 11 – 15

Past Annual Public Lecture Series:

2017 | 2016 | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 20112010 | 2009 | 2008
2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 20042003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

Are you interested in viewing a past public lecture? Check out Metcalf’s extensive YouTube video library of lectures, workshops, seminars, and webinars. (Don’t forget to subscribe!)


Other Public Programs

The Human Face of Lead Poisoning | Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin | Public Lecture: Exploring the Inner Lives of Animals | Peter B. Lord Public Seminar: Building a Resilient New England EconomyPhil Warburg: Harvest the Wind