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.

NEW FOR 2020: Save The Bay now offers virtual programs for both classroom and individual settings! Each virtual program is intended to be 45 minutes long, and can be presented virtually and in outdoor settings. Download the brochure to learn more!

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

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning

Thursday, October 29, 2020

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist What does a virtual science lesson from Save The Bay look like? In recent years, the Lincoln School has invited Save The Bay to provide in-person education to their K-5 students. This summer, our staff worked to get teachers up … Read More

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist What does a virtual science lesson from Save The Bay look like? In recent years,... ...Read More

Breakfast by the Bay: Save The Bay Educators Tackle Virtual Learning

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Breakfast by the Bay: Save The Bay Educators Tackle Virtual Learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Overcoming Adversity As the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts issued stay-at-home orders in response to coronavirus, Save The Bay adjusted quickly. Staff began working from home full-time in mid-March, with teams shifting focus to new or different projects … Read More

Breakfast by the Bay: Save The Bay Educators Tackle Virtual Learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Overcoming Adversity As the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts issued stay-at-home orders in... ...Read More

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

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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December 1, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

In keeping with statewide COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, Save The Bay is “pausing” all seal tours for the remainder of 2020. We hope to welcome you back aboard our education vessels in the new year.

Save The Bay is offering limited volunteer opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

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.