Marine Environmental Education Programs- 
Our innovative hands-on programs have been developing since 1979.  The unique locations of rocky shore, docks, pier, and the open Bay found at the Marina are used to provide Marine Environmental Education to school children and classes from all over the Bay Area. Each program instills a conservation message empowering the students to help the environment. 

Classes taught by experience naturalists and strong, experienced Docent volunteers. Our quality verses quanity ideals, promote the highest quality experience you can get for your fieldtrip experience. Our ration of adult teachers to children is almost 1:3.
We run our programs in our "green" building, which has the microscope lab and two 180 Gallon aquariums. These are used in our fish, Bay Scientist , and low tide programs
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If you are interested please call or subscribe to this web site to be sent information about the dates and a form for next year.  Groups are welcome to sign up for our Adopt a shoreline clean-up program and to tour our building to l
earn more about our  demonstration "green" office  and our  green portable.  To learn more, please go to Straw Bale Building page.

The Marina Experience Environmental Education Program: 

New microscopes
 Bay Scientist program      fish program dissection   Rocky shore   
patty's way to teach school teachers about sharks' life 
Research programs
For  fifth grade through high school classes.  This programs is two days 9:30-2:00 p.m. Day one:We study the shoreline  dock and pier inhabitants. Day two:  We go out on the bay to collect samples of Bay water, plant and animal life. Scientific equipment used are peterson mud grab, ottertrawl, and a plankton nets. $194 Maximum class  27 students.Teacher inservice dates Feb 25. Lowtide trip dates: March and May

Sailing Boat Trip Programs
 The Pegasus a 51 ft. Wooden Sailing Ketch helps us  provide this unique experience. We take a class of 30 and rotate 15 out sailing while the other half of the class learns the ropes with volunteers from the Cal Sailing Club, with a small sailboat on a trailer. Class includes learning about  Geography, sailing terminology, compass work and the history of ships on San Francisco Bay. $245.  This is a 4.5 hour field trip. 9:30a.m. - 2 p.m. (Wrkshp. April 5. Class dates   April and May 

 Volunteers needed to help teach classes see the volunteer page

Summer Classes
If you would like information sent to you for programs in the future.  Registration is here  in the Shorebird Park Nature Center Office in March.  160 University Ave. Berkeley Marina
 

Parents or guardians must sign up their own children. 
Full day care available in combination with the Adventure Playground for 7 years and up. 

 http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/directory/resdirectory/rdindex.html. For the Coastal Conservancy's' Resource Directory. Hundreds of groups that do marine science and ocean related teaching. We are in here too!

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