Press Releases

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium illuminates local lighthouses

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium is celebrating the lighthouses of Narragansett Bay this May. Themed activities—including a lighthouse craft, scavenger hunt, and the story, “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge,” by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward—will educate visitors about the functions and purpose of lighthouses.

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium is celebrating the lighthouses of Narragansett Bay this May. Themed activities—including a lighthouse craft, scavenger hunt, and the story, "The Little Red Lighthouse... ...Read More

Swimmers begin their journey to Jamestown in the 2018 Swim.

#StartYourSwim program offers incentives to Swim participants

Friday, April 12, 2019

Save The Bay has launched #StartYourSwim, a new swimmer training and incentive program, to support the training efforts of registered participants in the organization’s annual open water Swim fundraiser

Save The Bay has launched #StartYourSwim, a new swimmer training and incentive program, to support the training efforts of registered participants in the organization’s annual open water Swim fundraiser ...Read More

Comb jellyfish at feeding time

Discover creatures of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium

Monday, April 1, 2019

Dive into the mysteries of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this April and discover some of the “glowing” creatures of Narragansett Bay, including the comb jellyfish and the chain catshark.

Dive into the mysteries of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this April and discover some of the "glowing" creatures of Narragansett Bay, including the comb... ...Read More

Full trash bag at Earth Day 2018 Cleanup

Save The Bay offers opportunities to join or lead Earth Day cleanups throughout April

Thursday, March 28, 2019

“Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment,” said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. “And you can really see the difference you make when you’ve completed a cleanup!”

"Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment," said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. "And you... ...Read More

Earth Day Birthday

Earth Day Birthday Party on April 27 kicks off Save The Bay’s 50th anniversary celebration

Monday, March 18, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Save The Bay kicks off its celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary with a free, community-wide Earth Day Birthday Party at Easton’s Beach in Newport, R.I.

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Save The Bay kicks off its celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary with a free, community-wide Earth Day Birthday Party... ...Read More

In 2018, Save The Bay presented the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association with its Environmental Achievement Award.

Call for Nominations for Save The Bay environmental awards, open now through March 30

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Now through March 30, Save The Bay is accepting community nominations for its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy.

Now through March 30, Save The Bay is accepting community nominations for its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy. ...Read More

2017-2018 Seal Observations at Rome Point show a late-March peak

Save The Bay releases 2018 Narragansett Bay Seal Monitoring Report, confirms stable seal population

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Save The Bay has released its third annual Narragansett Bay Seal Monitoring Report, compiling decades of historical data with new information collected during last year’s seasonal monitoring efforts and the 2018 Bay-Wide Seal Count.

Save The Bay has released its third annual Narragansett Bay Seal Monitoring Report, compiling decades of historical data with new information collected during last year’s seasonal monitoring efforts and the... ...Read More

Exploration Center and Aquarium staff work with Sealia, a life-sized, plush seal model, to illustrate facts and information about harbor seals.

“Sensational Seals” haul onto the scene at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this February

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

This February, stop by the Exploration Center and Aquarium for fun and educational activities and games that focus on one of the region’s most endearing winter visitors: the “puppy-faced” harbor seal.

This February, stop by the Exploration Center and Aquarium for fun and educational activities and games that focus on one of the region’s most endearing winter visitors: the "puppy-faced" harbor... ...Read More

Fishing in Hundred Acre Cove

Save The Bay and partners to develop water quality improvement plan for Hundred Acre Cove

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hundred Acre Cove has been closed to shellfishing since the 1990s due to bacterial pollution, but Save The Bay and partners are working to reverse this long-standing trend. Over the next three years, Save The Bay and its bi-state partners will review pre-existing data, conduct an existing conditions assessment, and work with project partners to develop and implement a plan for future actions.

Hundred Acre Cove has been closed to shellfishing since the 1990s due to bacterial pollution, but Save The Bay and partners are working to reverse this long-standing trend. Over the... ...Read More

Find the oyster toadfish and other crazy cool fish at the aquarium this January

“Crazy Cool Fish” steal the spotlight at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center

Monday, January 7, 2019

The hippest fish in the Bay are taking center stage this January, as Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights “Crazy Cool Fish.” Guests will learn all about the fascinating ways local fish camouflage, feed, communicate and more when they participate in a scavenger hunt, craft their own fish or sit in on a storytime this month.

The hippest fish in the Bay are taking center stage this January, as Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights “Crazy Cool Fish.” Guests will learn all about the... ...Read More

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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