What We Support
Since our founding in 1991, we have awarded more than $770,000 to support Newport’s students and educators.
Animal Research Project
Students enhanced their ecosystems unit by building websites that profiled an animal found at Southwick Zoo, then visited the zoo for an on-site behavioral study.
Empowering Biology With Biotechnology
Students explored genetics by utilizing micro pipetting and gel electrophoresis techniques, engaging in a case study to test a fictional family for sickle cell disease.
Around the World With the Gingerbread Man
English language learners explored multicultural versions of “The Gingerbread Man” and created a class book retelling the story to share and reenact with props.
Pell School Gardens
In collaboration with Aquidneck Community Table, 400 elementary students worked with master gardeners to grow, harvest, sample and share their own foods.
Adaptations and Ecosystems With Project Chick
Students investigated the biology and ecology of chickens, birds in general and the cultural history of Casey Farm to consider the complex nature of ecosystems.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot … or Bust
Students learned how reusing, reducing, recycling and rotting will decrease the amount of trash and positively impact our community and environment.