Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist

URBAN WILDLIFE: LEARNING TO CO-EXIST presents artistic creations that explore the lives of wild animals in urban areas, and the human responses to this shared territory. Borne out of scientist/artist collaborations, the exhibit encourages the viewing public to take an active role in healthy co-existence with urban animals. 


​Co-Curator and RISD faculty member Dr. Lucy Spelman​ explains that  while e

xpansion of villages, towns, and cities create new homes for some animals


 it displaces others. The results are often problematic. Our scientific understanding of the actions we need to take in order to live in balance with urban wildlife is an important part of the solution. Science (urban ecology) can provide the guidelines, but we need motivation to follow them. There is an equally important need to help more people understand that humans and animals are interdependent, and that our continued success depends on a diverse and healthy animal kingdom.




Creature Conserve is a non-profit outreach organization dedicated to bringing artists and scientists together to foster sustained and informed support for animal conservation


Thursday, July 26, 6-8pm

Opening and “Providence Raptors” Presentation by Peter Green


Friday, July 27, 5-8pm

RI Natural History Survey “Bioblitz 2018” Open House


Thursday, Aug 2, 5-8pm

“Providence Nature Walk” led by Mary Grande, RI DEM


Saturday, Aug 4, 2-4pm

“Planting for Urban Pollinators” Demonstration


Thursday, Aug 9, 5-8pm

“Writing to Co-Exist with Wildlife” Public Reading


Saturday, Aug 11, 2-4pm

“Kestrel Boxes” Demonstration


Thursday, Aug 16, 5-8 pm

“Rehabilitating Wildlife in Rhode Island” Presentation by Arianna Mouradjian


Saturday, Aug 18, 2-4pm

“How to Co-Exist with Coyotes” Demonstration


Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday | 12PM - 5PM

Open Late for WaterFire on 7/28 from 5PM to 10PM & for all special programming (listed above).

Wednesday, July 25 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

More dates through August 17, 2018

ISB Gallery, ISB 108
55 Canal Walk, Providence, RI

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