A teacher and her 700 students
During my many years of teaching, over 30 of my classes participated in Save the Bay’s floating classroom aboard the M/V Alletta Morris. Over 700 of my students, of all abilities, learned about Narragansett Bay and its sea life by using scientific equipment and specialized nets. By the end of the trip, the students realized why it was important to preserve the Bay, and how they could help achieve this goal.
Some students had never been on a boat before. None had ever been on a research vessel. Today, some of these students have graduated from college with a degree in Oceanography or Environmental Science because of this Save the Bay experience.
On June 2, 2005, my class was chosen to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Save the Bay Center in Providence, RI. After cutting the ribbon, we boarded the Allette Morris for my final excursion since I was retiring from teaching. This definitely was the highlight of my career!
Grade 5 teacher, retired
Leo A. Savoie School