A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

Keller's Beach

Located at Point Richmond in Richmond, this site contains a sandy beach, wetlands, and a rocky seashore. An adjoining lagoon is home to a variety of water birds. There are vantage points to see the San Francisco Bay islands, bridges and coastline.

Bay Area Discovery Museum

The museum conducts a variety of ocean-related field trips, and maintains interactive exhibits related to the bay and general Bay Area science and culture.


This science exploration hall contains approximately 600 interactive science exhibits and several marine tanks that demonstrate processes and concepts from all areas of science. Exhibit "Explainers," individualized programs, and teacher training workshops are available.

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

Homepage to LHS with access to all Hall programs including the newly revised MARE site. Play the MARE interactive "Build a Fish" activity.

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Claire the Loon Music

Ocean Commotion is a forty minute concert/sing-along for children K-6 performed by Alan Spector and Debra Knox. The theme of this assembly is appreciating aquatic environments and the living things found there. They sing about the pleasure one can derive from the water, swimming and enjoying the wonders of the sea. There is also the message that we can seriously damage the planet's ecosystems with pollution and overuse.

Bureau of Land Management Watershed Education

The Bureau of Land Management provides site field trips and classroom speakers. The educational focus is on the culture and history of the lands and overall sterwardship. Watershed education and botany are also topics of discussion.

Steinhart Aquarium (California Academy of Sciences)

The Steinhart, which opened in September 1923, is the oldest, still-operating grand municipal aquarium in America. The aquarium's collection includes species found at no other institution in the world, as well as species that are extinct in the wild.


Hand-on science gets cold, wet and salty with Animania's marine science program! This exciting program series features both an in-class presentaion and a tidepool experience at the touch tanks.

Floating Marine Lab

From October through June, San Diego County Schools offer a unique Floating Marine Lab program aboard the dive boats Horizon and Ocean Odyssey. For all age groups.

Banana Slug String Band

Environmental education through music, poetry, drama, and movement with hands-on science. Ask for the Slug's Marine Science Program. Based on the Slug's award winning Slugs at Sea and the MARE curriculum, this program focuses on the marine habitats of the West Coast. Favorite Slug's songs such as the Water Cycle Boogie are featured. All performances are developmentally appropriate for the age group. Family nights and special events are also available.