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

Transportation 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

BWET Field Studies: Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Investigating Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Over the course of the school year, Mrs. Miguel and I have led a dozen field studies with her freshmen students at Woonsocket High School. Together we are studying the health of Cass Pond which is located right next to their school building. … Read More

Investigating Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Over the course of the school year, Mrs. Miguel and I have led a dozen field studies... ...Read More

Bayside with Jeff Swanlund

Thursday, March 5, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH JEFF SWANLUND: Meet Jeff, a Save The Bay education specialist! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? When I was 10, I attended BayCamp in Wickford, which is one of the many reasons I love the Bay. By September of 2018 I was hired as a seasonal educator and … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH JEFF SWANLUND: Meet Jeff, a Save The Bay education specialist! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? When I was 10, I attended BayCamp... ...Read More

Fighting for Environmental Literacy

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Fighting for Environmental Literacy Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist When Congress passed the National Environmental Education Act of 1990 and installed the Office of Environmental Education within the Environmental Protection Agency, Save The Bay had already found our own educational niche. While Congress was making small steps to nationally … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Fighting for Environmental Literacy Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist When Congress passed the National Environmental Education Act of 1990 and installed the Office of... ...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

*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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May 8, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed until June 1 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 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 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