Upcoming Events

May 2, 2017

Jimmy Chin: Art and Adventure

Join us together with Trailblazer and The North Face on May 2nd for an evening with Jimmy Chin. He’ll talk about his background, where he came from, his motivations, how he got started and some of the seminal expeditions in his career as an athlete, filmmaker, and photographer.

SSS ("Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall")

May 13, 2017

International Migratory Bird Day

All are welcome. 8 a.m. -2 p.m. International Migratory Bird Day in East Rock Park!

College Woods, East Rock Park

May 13, 2017

Tree Planting on Prospect Street

Come plant trees with URI, Yale HR and alumni in honor of members of the Yale community who have chosen to celebrate a milestone at Yale with a campus tree through the Yale Trees Staff Milestone program.

Prospect Street, between Sachem and Hillside

May 13, 2017

Yale Day of Service

Come plant 8 trees on Prospect Street between Sachem and Hillside Streets!

Prospect Street, between Sachem and Hillside

Past Events

April 26, 2017

Urban Greening for Urban Birds

Dr. Warren’s will speak about her research, done in New England and around the country, to understand the processes in generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by humans.

Kroon, G01

April 22, 2017

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride

Join URI's Rock to Rock team to help raise $20,000 for Greenspace and GreenSkills.

ride from Common Ground to East Rock Park

April 13, 2017

URI Rock to Rock Team Warm-Up Ride and Breakfast

Ride to Sage Hall for a team breakfast with teammates in your neighborhood. Bring a friend, register for Rock to Rock, discover who on your team is riding which routes. Eat delicious food from G Cafe and win prizes from REI.

Sage Lounge

April 10, 2017

Enhancing Communities through Multifunctional Green Infrastructure

Franco Montalto, Drexel University- Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; presents recent efforts his lab has taken to quantify how water moves through different kinds of urban GI, emphasizing specifically where field observations deviate significantly from normative theories.

Kroon, G01

April 8, 2017

Rock to Rock Day of Service in Scantlebury Park

Help clean up the Rock to Rock bike route along the Farmington Canal and in Scantlebury Park. 800+ cyclists will have a rest stop here on April 22 as part of the 9th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride. Rgister to ride on URI's team today here:

Scantlebury Park

February 17, 2017

Applications Due for Spring Semester Internships

Yale graduate and undergraduate students interested in applying for spring GreenSkills internships should have a broad knowledge of ecosystem services and urban ecosystems, as well as an interest in working with youth and/or ex-offenders. If interested, please call our GreenSkills Manager, Katie Beechem at (203) 432-6189 or email

November 16, 2016

Tree Plantings on Artizan Street

Artizan Street was a tree lined street a couple of months ago... all ash trees. It lost its tree canopy due to an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer. Come help URI's GreenSkills crew and Artizan street neighbors reforest the street with lovely tree lilacs and cherry trees.

Artizan Street

November 14, 2016

Long Wharf Drive Tree Planting

Come plant trees with URI's GreenSkills crew near the taco trucks on Long Wharf Drive.

Long Wharf Drive (near the taco trucks)

September 14, 2016

National Park Service: Urban Land Issues panel

This panel is the first in a series of public events sponsored by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies this fall commemorating the National Park Service Centennial.

Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall