Afterschool Programs

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING

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 mklimasewiski@savebay.org 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

Save The Bay Educators Lead Students from Central Falls Charter School in Aquarium-Building Program

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle schoolers from The Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls. The program is part of a Community Responsibility block of the school day, during which … Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle... ...Read More

Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport

Friday, December 20, 2019

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s education program, ‘Explore The Bay,’ was officially established in 1986. The following two decades brought phases of rapid development, including the addition of vessel family … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s... ...Read More

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River By Jeannine Louro, after-school program manager Every K-5 class from Providence’s Lincoln School meets with Save The Bay educators four times during the school year. In late October, the third grade class focused on their local urban river. Educators met students behind their … Read More

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River By Jeannine Louro, after-school program manager Every K-5 class from Providence’s Lincoln School meets with Save The Bay... ...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.

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