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

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 school and walked through Blackstone Park to River Road, where they discussed human impacts to the Seekonk River and participated in a cleanup for International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Students and their teachers collected over 20 pounds of trash, including cigarette butts, plastic bottles, bottle caps and glass. The third grade class will join Save The Bay throughout the year for a Marine Science Cruise, a Pawtuxet history walk, and an Urban River Cruise. Discussion will surround how the Seekonk River has changed over the past 100 years, and what we expect it to look like in the coming century.



Check out these photos from the program:

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*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.