Bay Educator of the Year

Neil Marcaccio, shown here, was awarded Save The Bay's 2018 Bay Educator of the year for his dedication to connecting students with Narragansett Bay.

Neil Marcaccio, 2018 Bay Educator of the Year

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Neil Marcaccio, principal of Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Greenwich, is a passionate educator, scientist and steward of Narragansett Bay. As a principal, Marcaccio has worked to connect his entire school community with Save The Bay’s education team, allowing his students to see and experience the Bay both on the water and at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center in Newport.

Lynn Dambruch was named 2017 Bay Educator of the year after helping to bring Save The Bay's education program to Warwick's fourth graders in 2017.

Lynn Dambruch, 2017 Bay Educator of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The Bay marine science and environmental education programs to all Warwick School District fourth graders.

Heidi Gauch, pictured here, was named Save The Bay's 2016 Bay Educator of the Year.

Heidi Gauch, 2016 Bay Educator of the Year

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Gaudet Middle School science teacher successfully sought funding that allowed hundreds of students and colleagues to participate in Save The Bay’s Narragansett Bay Field Studies program.

Christine Bean, 2015 Bay Educator of the Year

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christine’s 10th graders have tested water quality aboard Save The Bay’s education vessels, collected plankton and identified species under microscopes, and studied the behavior of harbor seals resting on rocks in the middle of Narragansett Bay. She also gets up at 5 a.m. to test water quality with Save Bristol Harbor all summer long and advocates for her students to participate.

*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.