Programs for Schools and Groups

Inspiring the next generation of Bay stewards

Since the 1980s, Save The Bay’s education program, Explore The Bay, has been connecting students, teachers and families to Rhode Island’s largest natural resource, Narragansett Bay, by “bringing to life” the concepts introduced in the classroom. We address a wide range of environmental and marine science topics and can customize any of our programs to fit today’s curriculum needs. All programs are aligned Next Generation Science STandards, GEMS net kits, and Common Core.

Explore The Bay offers educational programming at our two educational facilities, in Providence and Newport, as well as “in the field,” whether that be on the water, along the coast, or in your local river, marsh or pond. We can also bring our programs to you in your classroom and school. All programs are designed to be a vehicle to aid teachers help students achieve state science standards.

A peek at our Education Programs

Program Request Form

For pricing and information, contact Gráinne Conley at gconley@savebay.org or (401) 272-3540 x133

Read About Some of Our Latest Education Initiatives

Homeschool is Cool on Narragansett Bay

Monday, July 16, 2018

Homeschooling began to grow in popularity in the 1970s when educational theorist John Holt advocated for the reform of public schools. In 2008, Save The Bay added a new program, Homeschool is Cool, to its robust set of marine science environmental education courses. Read more >>

A Sandy Simulation

Monday, June 25, 2018

A Sandy Simulation: A Technology-Enhanced Sandbox Helps Rhode Island Youth Understand Watershed, Erosion and Topography by Katy Dorchies, marketing and graphics specialist In an effort to illuminate watershed issues, Save The Bay educators are breaking into the virtual world with their newest technological acquisition: the AR (augmented reality) Sandbox. The first of its kind in … Read More

Falling for the Bay: Central Falls students discover their role in the watershed

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Falling for the Bay: Central Falls students discover their role in the watershed by Elizabeth Droge-Young, Ph.D., communications intern Local high school students dove into learning about the Bay this June—one of them quite literally. While scanning the beach at Colt State Park for interesting animals to show his classmates, a fully dressed student spotted … Read More

You have funding options!

Educators, nothing should stand in the way of giving your students the educational experience of a lifetime: including a lack of funding. We want to support you in your search for funding and have compiled the tips and sources on this page to help you get started.

Ideas to consider:

  • Discuss funding options with your school’s PTA or PTO
  • Organize a fundraiser, such as a bake sale
  • Meet with your local Rotary Club
  • Research available grants for teachers and schools