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The NBC Watershed Explorers Program is an award winning educational program funded entirely by the Narragansett Bay Commission. The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) owns and operates the two largest wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island. The Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Providence and the Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in East Providence. Combined, the two facilities can provide secondary treatment for up to 123 mgd, and primary treatment and disinfection for an added 239 mgd.  

NBC is an award winning organization. Click the logo to see a list of awards that NBC has receieved.


NBC's Watershed Explorers Program is a free, hands-on environmental education program that provides students in grades 2-5 in schools within the NBC service area with an in-depth look into their watershed.


Most students don’t know that they live in a watershed, nor do they know what that means for them. The program allows students to explore and complete experiments in their watershed in the hopes that they grow to understand how vital watersheds are and work to protect them for future generations. The program also works to meet state and national science standards through the use of well-designed in-class lessons, and field activities.




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