Central Falls High School is participating in its 5th year of continuous programming with Save The Bay through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Students monitor the progress of the first aquatic ecosystem restoration project on the Blackstone River, the Lonsdale Marsh in Lincoln, RI. We are proud to call this one of Save The Bay's model programs because it is: 

  • SCIENCE BASED

The program is integrated into the curriculum for Central Falls High School's environmental bio-chemistry class.

  • INQUIRY BASED

The curriculum is a long term monitoring project that has been driven by student work for the last 5 years.

  • LOCAL         

The site is close to the school, so students are studying an integral part of their local ecosystem.

  • LONG TERM      

Over the repeated visits students see the seasons and their data change.


See pictures from the Fall 2007 semester

More information on the Lonsdale Marsh restoration project:
National Parks Service
Corporate Wetlands Restoration