Discover the many ways we support and promote biodiversity exploration and research on Nantucket



Learn more about the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative including our mission, objectives, and collaborating non-profit organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, businesses and individual members.

citizen science weekend

The Citizen Science Weekend is offered in alternating even years and aims to connect the public with current research happening on Nantucket through workshops, walks and interactive fieldwork. Events are open and accessible to everyone.

research conference

The NBI Research Conference is offered in alternating odd years and brings together researchers and naturalists working on Nantucket, Tuckernuck, Muskeget and surrounding waters. The conference is open to the public and includes walks and workshops highlighting research on Nantucket.

invasive plant species committee

The IPSC, a standing committee of NBI, collaborates in actively pursuing non-native invasive plant species identification, documentation, research, education, and removal.  


small research grants program

Looking to initiate research or expand your existing research on Nantucket? Apply for a small research grant. Check out our Request For Proposals, explore past grantees and learn about the results of previously funded research projects.


aquatic threats

The Nantucket Aquatic Threats Committee (NAT's) is a sub-committee of NBI which seeks to document and/or manage exotic invasive and threatening species found in the aquatic environments of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, Muskeget and surrounding waters.  

support us

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative's Small Research Grants Program. Any amount that you can give is greatly appreciated.