Family Conference Day 2017

Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport is perfect for an educational break from the hot beach

Most people think of one thing when they hear “Rhode Island” - Newport. Right? The Newport Mansions are fabulous. The Newport Cliff Walk is phenomenal. The ocean views and fresh ocean fare are unbeatable. This weekend, the Go Au Pair Providence family got up close and personal with some real RI wildlife at the Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium in beautiful Newport, RI.



July’s theme is SHARKS at the aquarium. Our kids got to touch real sharks! From our youngest participant, a three year old little girl who came with her French Au Pair, to the adults who attended, each was able (if he or she wanted to) touch real creatures from the waters off Narragansett Bay. We touched hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, snails, sharks, shark eggs and more! It was a very small place off the main beach right on the main strip of Newport’s Easton’s Beach.


Host Families are required to attend one family conference day each year. For those who missed this event, as some were traveling out of state or had previous engagements, we will be having one more family conference day this fall. Feel free to suggest a family-friendly location or event!


Au Pairs are required to attend at least four cultural events hosted by their Local Area Representative or LAR (that’s me) each year. Most LARs plan six events each year to give Au Pairs lots of options. These events are designed to showcase the unique and interesting features, events and culture of our local area, including RI and nearby CT and MA. In addition to the cultural events, Au Pairs are required to complete an educational requirement, usually 6 credits for the one year, full time placements.

Contact me, Joan Lowell, at 401.309.1925 or with your questions. To become a Host Family, simply register online to get started.

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