BIMI’s mission is to provide educational experiences and hands-on exploration to inspire appreciation and preservation of the extraordinary saltwater environment around Block Island.
The Nature Conservancy named Block Island “one of the last great places on earth.” One reason for this is Block Island’s Great Salt Pond, where the Block Island Maritime Institute has operated for nearly two decades.
BIMI was founded in 1997, when a group of summer and year-round residents came together to purchase the historic Smuggler’s Cove in the Great Salt Pond which was in danger of being sold to a developer. BIMI has grown significantly from its humble beginnings. We continue to offer children’s programs and maritime activities. We have added an outdoor aquarium with five fantastic tanks filled with species from the Great Salt Pond and the waters surrounding Block Island. Come visit us and Learn… to love Block Island.
Giving to BIMI
BIMI greatly appreciates your support. Consider making a donation today. Your donation directly supports our mission, “to provide educational experiences and hands-on exploration to inspire appreciation and preservation of the extraordinary saltwater environment around Block Island.” BIMI is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. The Block Island Maritime Institute greatly accepts donations via check or through the “donate” button which can be found on both the top and the bottom of the webpage.
Our mail address is:
P.O. Box 358
Block Island, RI 02807
Every gift counts.