Afterschool Programs


The Bay works together with a variety of partners to offer afterschool programs to students in their schools or at both our Bay Center (Providence) and our Exploration Center and Aquarium (Newport). Our afterschool programs are offered on a long-term basis (over multiple days), allowing students to learn in-depth about Narragansett Bay in a more informal atmosphere.

High-quality afterschool programs offer participants an opportunity to learn and grow, and provide a healthy alternative to risky behaviors, which can be a problem during those hours. These programs also offer help to today’s working families who depend on afterschool programming to keep their kids safe and to help improve academic achievement.

Save The Bay’s afterschool programming often includes a large-scale look at Narragansett Bay from the wide perspective of the whole watershed down to the tiniest critters that live in the Bay. Our programs are customized to appeal to students at any grade level, providing interesting, fun, science-based activities to a wide variety of audiences. For effective teaching and quality results, we work with no more than 20 students for our long term afterschool programs.

For pricing and information, contact Mary Klimasewiski at or 401-272-3540 x117.


Afterschool Partners

  • Connecting for Children and Families, Woonsocket
  • Cunningham Elementary, Pawtucket
  • Francis J. Varieur School, Pawtucket
  • Kids Klub, North Providence and Woonsocket
  • Paul Cuffee Charter School, Providence
  • Pell Elementary, Newport
  • Quest Montessori, Narragansett
  • The Learning Community, Central Falls
  • The Providence Afterschool Alliance (PASA)
  • UCAP, Providence
  • Veterans Memorial Elementary, Central Falls

Read About Some of Our Latest Education Initiatives

BWET 360 High School student Jeymi

How Students at Two Local High Schools Tackles Plastics Pollution

Monday, March 4, 2019

If the early years of the plastics war had a mascot, it would have been bottled water. The early generation of environmentalists did their best to convince the public of the hazardous impacts of single-use plastic bottles, but the American obsession persisted. Now, plastic waste has polluted waters everywhere, including Narragansett Bay. And, since plastic can take hundreds of years to break down, the burden of managing this problem will fall on the youngest among us today—which is why Save The Bay puts fostering the next generation of Bay stewards at the forefront of its education  programs.

Homeschool is Cool on Narragansett Bay

Monday, July 16, 2018

Homeschooling began to grow in popularity in the 1970s when educational theorist John Holt advocated for the reform of public schools. In 2008, Save The Bay added a new program, Homeschool is Cool, to its robust set of marine science environmental education courses. Read more >>

A Sandy Simulation

Monday, June 25, 2018

A Sandy Simulation: A Technology-Enhanced Sandbox Helps Rhode Island Youth Understand Watershed, Erosion and Topography by Katy Dorchies, marketing and graphics specialist In an effort to illuminate watershed issues, Save The Bay educators are breaking into the virtual world with their newest technological acquisition: the AR (augmented reality) Sandbox. The first of its kind in … Read More

You have funding options!

Educators, nothing should stand in the way of giving your students the educational experience of a lifetime: including a lack of funding. We want to support you in your search for funding and have compiled the tips and sources on this page to help you get started.

Ideas to consider:

  • Discuss funding options with your school’s PTA or PTO
  • Organize a fundraiser, such as a bake sale
  • Meet with your local Rotary Club
  • Research available grants for teachers and schools

*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.