Neil Marcaccio, 2018 Bay Educator of the Year

2018 Bay Educator of the Year

Neil Marcaccio

Principal, Meadowbrook Elementary School

Neil Marcaccio, shown here, was awarded Save The Bay's 2018 Bay Educator of the year for his dedication to connecting students with Narragansett Bay.
Neil Marcaccio, Save The Bay’s 2018 Bay Educator of the Year, has been devoted to connecting his students with the Bay.

Neil Marcaccio, principal of Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Greenwich, is a passionate educator, scientist and steward of Narragansett Bay.

As a principal, Marcaccio has worked to connect his entire school community with Save The Bay’s education team, allowing his students to see and experience the Bay both on the water and at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center in Newport.

These trips are made possible by the principal’s tireless administrative work, but Marcaccio sees his students’ education as more than just an executive responsibility; he has elected to attend nearly all of his students’ field experiences personally, a testament to his character and dedication to environmental education.

*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.


July 11, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

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

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (, or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.