Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Programming

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

Our high-quality afterschool programs offer participants an opportunity to learn and grow after the school day is done, and provide a safe alternative to risky behaviors, which can be a problem during those hours. These programs also offer help support 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 broad perspective of the entire watershed down to the tiniest critters that live in the Bay. Our programs are customized to appeal to students at any grade level, providing engaging science-based activities to a wide variety of audiences. For effective teaching and quality results, we work with no more than 18 students for our long-term afterschool programs.

For pricing and information, contact Jeffrey Swanlund at jswanlund@savebay.org or 401-272-3540 x132

Current Afterschool Partners

  • Connecting for Children and Families, Woonsocket
  • Kids Klub, North Providence and Woonsocket
  • Paul Cuffee Charter School, Providence
  • Pell Elementary, Newport
  • Quest Montessori, Narragansett
  • Raices Dual Language Academy, Central Falls
  • St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport
  • South County Montessori, North Kingstown
  • The Providence Afterschool Alliance (PASA)

Read About Some of Our Latest Education Initiatives

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All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour

Friday, March 25, 2022

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay education vessel in Newport, Rhode Island, and yet the harbor seals lounge on the rocks that jet out of Narragansett Bay like it’s a tropical … Read More

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay... ...Read More

Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities Jen Kelly, public programs manager On a chilly November morning, Save The Bay’s Education Staff set out on Little Narragansett Bay onboard the M/V Rosemary Quinn, the newest vessel to join Save The Bay’s fleet.  Although it’s fall, it’s never too early to think about spring programming … Read More

The Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities Jen Kelly, public programs manager On a chilly November morning, Save The Bay’s Education Staff set out on Little Narragansett Bay onboard... ...Read More

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City of Newport, Save The Bay and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority sign Gateway Center agreements

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

This week, the City of Newport, Save The Bay and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority signed agreements that will allow the local nonprofit organization to move its Exploration Center and Aquarium to the ground floor of the Gateway Transportation & Visitors Center at 23 America’s Cup Blvd.

This week, the City of Newport, Save The Bay and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority signed agreements that will allow the local nonprofit organization to move its Exploration Center... ...Read More

You have funding options!

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.

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