Lynn Dambruch, 2017 Bay Educator of the Year

2017 Bay Educator of the Year

Lynn Dambruch of Narragansett, R.I.

Director of elementary education for the City of Warwick

Lynn Dambruch was named 2017 Bay Educator of the year after helping to bring Save The Bay's education program to Warwick's fourth graders in 2017.
Lynn Dambruch, director of elementary education for the City of Warwick, was a key player in bringing Save The Bay’s education program to Warwick’s fourth graders in 2017.

Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The Bay marine science and environmental education programs to all Warwick School District fourth graders.

In 2008, when The Defenders of Greenwich Bay offered to fund educational experiences for students from a local Warwick School to learn about and make a connection with Narragansett Bay, Dambruch jumped at the opportunity for her Robertson Elementary class to be the beneficiaries of in-class and field-based Save The Bay marine science programs. By the time funding for that program dissolved in 2015, Dambruch was director of elementary education for the City of Warwick and paved the way to bring Save The Bay’s education program to the entire fourth grade in a partnership that began this year.

*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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March 25, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed through April 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.


Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page every weekday at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page