Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Events

NBI Biennial Research Conference

A full day conference, offered every other year, featuring oral presentations and posters relating to biodiversity research on Nantucket, its surrounding waters, and coastal New England. This conference is free to register and open to anyone intersted in learning about the biodiversity present on Nantucket.

Please visit our NBI Research Conference page for more information on the conference.

NBI Annual Research Grants

Each year, the NBI funds research projects designed to increase understanding of the unique bioversity present on Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget. The NBI program awards grants of $1,500 or less to researchers from all areas of the sciences. Researchers can use the funding to pay for the purchase of equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. Grant recipients are encouraged to participate in our biennial Research Conferences and Biodiversity Assessment Weeks, held in alternate years.

Please see our NBI Grants website for more inforamtion on our Research Grants.

All reports generated through the help of NBI support can be found in Maria Mitchell Association's online searchable database:

MMA Biodiversity Library

NBI Citizen Science Weekend

Every other year, scientists and naturalist converge on Nantucket for a week of biodiversity related inventory work, research and public education. Experts in plant identification, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and many more spend a week leading walks, conducting research and networking. Anyone interested in learning about the biodiversity of Nantucket is welcome to participate.

Please visit our NBI Biodiversity Assessment Week page for more information.







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