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: