Norman Bird Sanctuary invites nature lovers to a special evening by the fire answering light-hearted trivia questions and battling it out for prizes on Friday, March 24, at Fireside Trivia Night.


Co-hosted by spirited NBS naturalists Matt Schenck and Mark Pagliarini, the Fireside Trivia Night will pit teams of one or more against one another to answer fun common-knowledge questions about nature, birding, wildlife, and Norman Bird Sanctuary. Teams will have the unique opportunity to spend a cozy evening by the fire in the historic Mabel’s Studio, deliberating answers, eating popcorn, and sipping wine or beer.


An assortment of great prizes will be rewarded to the first and second place teams including the grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Newport Restaurant Group establishments such as Castle Hill Inn, 22 Bowen's, and more. Non-winners need not fret however. There will also be a raffle featuring other wonderful prizes such as NBS hiking gear, fine wine from Le Grand Noir, and more.


The proceeds from this event directly support Norman Bird Sanctuary’s mission to preserve and protect wildlife habitats for the benefit of the environment and for the enjoyment of the community and to provide environmental education programs to a diverse audience of learners of all ages.


The event will run from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Register online at:



When: Friday, March 24
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: $20 members, $25 non-members