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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

Beisel at Swim Finish Line

Save The Bay kicks off the new year by opening annual Swim registration on January 7

Friday, December 28, 2018

Save The Bay will mark the season of new beginnings by opening registration for the Annual Save The Bay Swim on January 7. The iconic open-water swim, taking place this year on Saturday, July 27, challenges skilled swimmers to a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from the Naval War College in Newport to Potter Cove in Jamestown. The event draws as many as 500 swimmers and 200 kayakers from across the country every year.

Save The Bay will mark the season of new beginnings by opening registration for the Annual Save The Bay Swim on January 7. The iconic open-water swim, taking place this... ...Read More

Skate and shark egg cases at Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium

Exploration Center and Aquarium sets sights on the future of Narragansett Bay this December

Monday, December 3, 2018

While conservation, or the act of protecting and preserving ecosystems, is not a new practice, it has become an increasingly critical one—especially in regions, like Rhode Island, that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Guests to the Exploration Center and Aquarium this month can engage in a number of hands-on exhibits—including an interactive watershed model and ocean acidification demonstration—that illustrate why conservation is so important in Narragansett Bay.

While conservation, or the act of protecting and preserving ecosystems, is not a new practice, it has become an increasingly critical one—especially in regions, like Rhode Island, that are particularly... ...Read More

A guest at the 2017 Artists for The Bay Opening Reception reflects on a series of paintings.

Artists for The Bay Show & Sale to showcase local art and jewelry on November 29

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Save The Bay’s annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works by more than 60 local artists, sculptors and jewelers will be on display and for sale.

Save The Bay’s annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works by more... ...Read More

Artists for The Bay Opening Reception 2018

Artists for The Bay Show & Sale to showcase local art and jewelry on November 29

Monday, November 12, 2018

Save The Bay’s annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works by more than 60 local artists, sculptors and jewelers will be on display and for sale. Guests will discover a variety of artwork, ranging from elegant seascapes to handcrafted jewelry. All participating artists are generously donating 50 percent of all sales to support Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and restoration work.

Save The Bay’s annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works... ...Read More

Explore the eelgrass habitats of Narragansett Bay

Take a closer look at Narragansett Bay habitats this month

Monday, November 5, 2018

The center is putting Narragansett Bay’s many varied habitats at the forefront of this month’s programming. Expert aquarium staff will guide guests through exhibits and displays exploring the subject, while self-guided activities—including crafts, a scavenger hunt and storytime—will help even the youngest visitors understand habitat diversity.

The center is putting Narragansett Bay’s many varied habitats at the forefront of this month's programming. Expert aquarium staff will guide guests through exhibits and displays exploring the subject, while... ...Read More

Camouflage, exoskeletons and other amazing adaptations on display at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October

Monday, October 1, 2018

Explore the amazing adaptations of Narragansett Bay marine life at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October! Visitors to the center will learn about adaptations, also known as adaptive traits, from skilled aquarium staff by participating in planned daily activities and by observing the adaptations of the 40+ species housed in the center’s exhibits.

Explore the amazing adaptations of Narragansett Bay marine life at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October! Visitors to the center will learn about adaptations, also known as... ...Read More

2 Seals in the Pawcatuck River

Save The Bay’s Nature Cruises resume in Westerly on October 13

Monday, September 24, 2018

The inaugural Save The Bay Nature Cruise of the 2018-19 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The 90-minute tour cruises down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay.

The inaugural Save The Bay Nature Cruise of the 2018-19 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The 90-minute tour cruises... ...Read More

EPA presents 2018 Merit Award to Wenley Ferguson, Save The Bay’s director of habitat restoration

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that Wenley Ferguson, director of habitat restoration, was recognized today at the 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office.

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that Wenley Ferguson, director of habitat restoration, was recognized today at the 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s... ...Read More

Save The Bay names Elizabeth Beisel swim ambassador

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Two-time Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel has been named Swim Ambassador for the 42nd Annual Save The Bay Swim. In her capacity as Swim Ambassador, Beisel will welcome swimmers and present awards, lead youth swim clinics, share swim training tips, and participate in the 1.7-nautical-mile challenge across the Bay.

Two-time Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel has been named Swim Ambassador for the 42nd Annual Save The Bay Swim. In her capacity as Swim Ambassador, Beisel will welcome... ...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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