Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Guest Blog: The Pell School Gets Hands-on with Save The Bay

By Jen Hole, Pell Elementary School, Third Grade Teacher

Third-grade teachers at Pell School, Jen Hole, Jeannine Walsh, Kathleen Breede, Kate O'Neill, Kim Hassan, Audrey Boisvert, Claire Mey, and Terry Mey, have once again teamed up with the incredible educational team from Save The Bay, lead by Adam Kovarsky. Thanks to an $8,000 grant Jen Hole received from the Rhode Island Foundation for the third grade team at Pell, Save The Bay has been able to come into the school to work with the students. Third-grade teachers and staff at Save The Bay have been working together for many years to help bring the conservation efforts involving Narragansett Bay and the beautiful natural resources of Aquidneck Island to the students in Newport.

Later this year, third-grade teachers will be taking their classes to First Beach to work with Save The Bay to continue restoring the dunes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Teachers will also be taking their classes to Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge to explore the beautiful coastline habitat. Newport educators are always looking for ways to make learning come alive, and give all students the opportunity to discover the beauty of their community! (Blog

Third grader, Grace Lautar, seeing the world as a
horseshoe crab would.