Environmental education is a core part of Save Bristol Harbor’s mission. We work with local schools and organizations to help students understand their relationships to the environment and ways to minimize their environmental footprints. Our educational programs and activities include the following:
  • SBH has partnered with the Bristol Organization Mosiaco Community Development Corporation to bring watershed education to all 4th graders in the district.
  • Each year SBH offers $1000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a career in the environmental sciences or related field.
  • For the past two years, SBH has funded the pilot program "Science to Go" at the Guiteras School.  This initiative is designed for all 300 students in grades K-5 to have a safe, fun  educational experience during spring break. Students are provided a “Science To Go” kit that they use to collect scientific data at home. This gives all students a common learning objective to discuss when they return to school. Guiteras School students have shown a 25% growth in NECAP science scores between the 2010-11 and 2011-2012 school years and SBH is proud to have supported this initiative.
  • In the spring of 2013, SBH is providing the opportunity for Guiteras School 5th graders to participate in the Rozalia Project when it comes to Bristol in May. The Rozalia Project uses underwater robots, nets and hands to remove trash from the ocean’s surface and seafloor. The project operates from aboard the 60' sailing vessel, American Promise, and partner docks and vessels. Rachael Miller, Rozalia Project's Founder and Executive Director, will lead an interactive introduction about the problem of marine debris.  Rachael will have three learning stations set up aboard the ship "American Promice" for the students to rotate through.
  • SBH partners with Save the Bay and local high school science classes on the Silver Creek Restoration Project
  • SBH awarded a grant to the Mt Hope High School Sustainability Club so they could purchase and promote water bottle filling stations in their school.
  • For hands-on learning experiences, local high school students have been recruited to serve as “water samplers” and contribute to data collection for SBH’s Predictive Habitat Model program.