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

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic left Save The Bay’s education team with the challenge of delivering meaningful Bay education experiences to students learning from home full-time. Our educators hit … Read More

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus... ...Read More

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust signs on to support, name Save The Bay’s new Newport aquarium

Monday, July 11, 2022

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust has generously contributed $1.5 million to the nonprofit organization’s efforts to relocate its small aquarium on Easton’s Beach to a larger location at downtown Newport’s Gateway Center.

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust has generously contributed $1.5 million to the nonprofit organization’s efforts to relocate its small aquarium on Easton’s... ...Read More

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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

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