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May 9, 2011  Today we honored 201 5th graders from Asa Messer, Mary E. Fogarty and Robert F. Kennedy schools in Providence as the second graduating class of Save The Bay’s Bay Partners program. Students, teachers and principals celebrated at the Save The Bay Center, where U.S. Senator Jack Reed spoke to the students. These kids have participated in hands-on, Bay-based Save The Bay education programs for six consecutive years. Read the press release.

See the video on Projo.com. View some of the day's photos in the slideshow below.

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Bay Partners began in 2004 when Save The Bay received a Federal Appropriation to expand Environmental Education. Since then, four Providence-based schools -- Asa Messer Elementary, Asa Messer Annex, Mary E. Fogarty Elementary and Robert F. Kennedy Elementary -- have participated in fully funded K-5 progressive programming.

The goal of Bay Partners is to provide science enrichment focused on the local environmental resource, Narragansett Bay. Partnering with several Providence elementary schools (Asa Messer ES, Mary Fogarty ES and Robert F. Kennedy ES), Save The Bay provides in-school programs to every class in each grade. The programs are tailored to the grade level of the students, and each year's program builds on the previous year, so by the time they graduate from elementary school, students have a very good background in the science of Narragansett Bay

Curriculum for Bay Partners programs was created to align with FOSS units and standards.

For information on
how your school can become a Bay Partner, contact Grainne Lanigan at glanigan@savebay.org or 401-272-3540, x138.
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