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

Save The Bay Educators Lead Students from Central Falls Charter School in Aquarium-Building Program

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle schoolers from The Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls. The program is part of a Community Responsibility block of the school day, during which … Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle... ...Read More

Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport

Friday, December 20, 2019

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s education program, ‘Explore The Bay,’ was officially established in 1986. The following two decades brought phases of rapid development, including the addition of vessel family … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s... ...Read More

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River By Jeannine Louro, after-school program manager Every K-5 class from Providence’s Lincoln School meets with Save The Bay educators four times during the school year. In late October, the third grade class focused on their local urban river. Educators met students behind their … Read More

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River By Jeannine Louro, after-school program manager Every K-5 class from Providence’s Lincoln School meets with Save The Bay... ...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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