For elementary students in the fourth grade or above, the Narragansett Bay Commission offers free tours of both the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Providence and Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in East Providence.
On the tour, children will learn how the dirty water from their homes gets cleaned and returned to Narragansett Bay and why clean water is important for all of us.
Each year, the Narragansett Bay Commission sponsors a poster contest for elementary students in grades K-6. Although the theme of the poster contest varies from year to year, the focus on the importance of clean water remains constant. One winning artist in each grade level receives a $100 U.S. Savings Bond and all winning entries are featured on the NBC calendar, which is distributed to all elementary schools in the NBC service area, as well as to all elected officials. In addition, the winning posters are exhibited at a local art gallery.
The poster contest generally occurs in May. For more information on this year’s contest, contact the Public Affairs Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several times a year, NBC's river mascot, Woony the Frog, publishes a newsletter for students filled with fun facts about clean water and the environment. To see the latest issue of Woony News, click here.