Heidi Gauch, 2016 Bay Educator of the Year

2016 Bay Educator of the Year

Heidi Gauch of Middletown, R.I.

Gaudet Middle School Science Teacher

Heidi Gauch, pictured here, was named Save The Bay's 2016 Bay Educator of the Year.
Heidi Gauch, a Gaudet Middle School teacher and longtime participant in and proponent of Save The Bay’s environmental education programming, was named the Bay Educator of the Year in 2016.

Heidi Gauch, of Middletown, is a frequent visitor to Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium, has been a Project Narragansett Teacher with Save The Bay for two years, and has been a strong proponent and participant of Save The Bay’s environmental education programming for five years.

The Gaudet Middle School science teacher has successfully sought funding that has allowed hundreds of her students and colleagues to participate in Save The Bay’s Narragansett Bay Field Studies program.

“My work with Save The Bay has made me a better teacher, taught my students to be scientists, and instilled in them the importance of protecting this valuable resource. I am honored to be selected for this award,” Gauch said.

*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.


March 1, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

Save The Bay’s Seal Tours resume March 6, 2021, and we will hold outdoor public programs when Rhode Island’s COVID-19 state positivity rate is at or below 5%. In accordance with Rhode Island Department of Health travel guidelines, guests from states identified with a positivity rate of 5% or higher will not be able to join our programs. A complete list of our Seal Tour COVID-19 procedures and policies is available on our Seal Tour page

Save The Bay is offering limited volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

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