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. Our skilled team of educators bring the concepts introduced in the classroom to life with a hands-on, experiential approach to learning. 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 with 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 help teachers and 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

[Save The Bay's virtual programs have] been an awesome experience for all students. The kids and teachers have all been talking about the levels of engagement and the quality of the delivery and interactive elements.

You all have exercised a ton of patience and understanding around our school tech issues. [...] It's still amazing to see what can be accomplished over Zoom.

Looking forward to the rest of the sessions and to booking some virtual programs for the spring!
Neil D. Marcaccio, Principal, Hanaford Elementary School

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What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic left Save The Bay’s education team with the challenge of delivering meaningful Bay education experiences to students learning from home full-time. Our educators hit … Read More

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus... ...Read More

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust signs on to support, name Save The Bay’s new Newport aquarium

Monday, July 11, 2022

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust has generously contributed $1.5 million to the nonprofit organization’s efforts to relocate its small aquarium on Easton’s Beach to a larger location at downtown Newport’s Gateway Center.

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust has generously contributed $1.5 million to the nonprofit organization’s efforts to relocate its small aquarium on Easton’s... ...Read More

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All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour

Friday, March 25, 2022

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay education vessel in Newport, Rhode Island, and yet the harbor seals lounge on the rocks that jet out of Narragansett Bay like it’s a tropical … Read More

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay... ...Read More

You have funding options!

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