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

A Virtual Field Trip at Jug Bay

Learn all about wetland habitats while taking a virtual field trip through Jug Bay.

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Daughters of the Water, Sons of the Sea

This cassette is full of delightful songs about the Ocean and some of the creatures in it.

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Ane Carla Rovetta

A storyteller, science illustrator, field biologist, and teacher of cultural uses of plants and nature crafts. Tells and dramatizes tales of ocean, plant, and animals in the "old" days.

Extraordinary assembly presentations last 45-60 minutes. Ane works with individual classes as well.

Environmental Educational Experiences

Jim Peckarsky will illustrate personal encounters with animals through slides and videos and will demonstrate the importance of keeping the world's ecosystems in balance.

K-12: A Fascinating Look into the World of Whales

3-12: Encounters with Marine Animals; Endangered Animals: What Can Be Done?; Baby Harp Seals; Common Loons; Swimming with the Manatee; Pollotion: Are there Solutions?; Galapagos; Animal Adaptations; Arthropods; Molluscs; Inner Workings of Plants; Worms; Bald Eagles; Timber Wolf; Mountain Lions.

Living Science Foundation

Want a touch tank for your school? The Living Science Foundation brings live animals to your school or classroom. With over 20 years of service and experience LSF has grown to be an organization nationally recognized as an innovator and a leader in science out-reach education. Over these many years they have helped to inspire and educate over 2 million children, one by one.

Madeleine Dunphy

Swim with the Sharks. Lurk with the Lions. Mingle with the Monkeys.

Ring Mountain Preserve

This 377-acre reserve has a spectacular panorama that is excellent for a geographical overview of the bays and estuary habitat. Docent naturalists, spring hike series, and teacher education resources are available.

Dolphin Charters

San Francisco Bay Area naturalist Ronn Storro-Patterson guides boat expeditions for school groups through wetland marshes in the delta, to watch gray whales off the coast, and to troll for fish and plankton in the bay.

China Camp

Located on an undistrubed watershed along the shore of San Francisco Bay, China Camp has extensive wetland habitats. This area was first occupied by the Coast Miwok Indians. Spanish rancheros later settled here. Most recently it was a Chinese fishing village. There is a small museum that exhibits the history of China Camp. Docent-led tours are available.

Benicia State Recreation Area

The park is a wetland area along the Carquinez Straits between Benicia and Vallejo along Interstate 780.