Anna Painter, 2019 Bay Educator of the Year

2019 Bay Educator of the Year

Anna Painter
STEAM Teacher at Lincoln Lower School

Anna Painter, a dedicated STEAM Teacher at Lincoln's Lower School, is Save The Bay's 2019 Bay Educator of the Year.
Anna Painter, a dedicated STEAM Teacher at Lincoln’s Lower School, is Save The Bay’s 2019 Bay Educator of the Year.

Anna Painter, a passionate educator and Lincoln Lower School Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) teacher, has always displayed enthusiasm about protecting the Ocean State’s natural environment. Her excitement expanded when Lincoln School began a partnership with Save The Bay in 2015.

Painter ensures that her students get the most out of their experience, both in the classroom and at Save The Bay, by highlighting connections between the curriculum and real life. Class discussions, coupled with experiential learning, have allowed her students to thrive academically, underlining the importance of engaging students within the field of environmental education.

Through her strategic planning and programming, Painter is effectively fostering a new, environmentally-minded generation starting as young as Pre-K. Her continual leadership and dedication to the partnership between the Lincoln School and Save The Bay has been integral for hands-on learning opportunities for her students.

*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.


August 26, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (, or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.