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

Arrowhead Marsh

Arrowhead Marsh is juxtaposed by both urban downtown Alameda and the Oakland airport. Wooden piers lead from a grassy knoll into the wetland and make wildlife viewing easily accessible. Thge Martin Luther King Jr. Interpretive Center oversees 1,220 acres of preserved Regional Shoreline including Arrowhead Marsh. Programs for schools and other organized groups are conducted weekdays by reservation only through the Crab Cove Interpretive Center.

Save the Bay Restoration Programs

Save The Bay’s Community-Based Restoration (CBR) Programs gives your class an opportunity to participate in hands-on restoration of San Francisco Bay habitats. While they're getting their hands dirty, students will learn about the ecology of wetland habitats, the role of native plants in a healthy ecosystem, and the current issues affecting the health of the Bay.

Bay to Dunes Program

Since 1998, the Bay to Dunes Education Program has been providing young people (grades 2-12) with hands-on education exploring local bay, saltmarsh, freshwater marsh, coastal forest, beach and dune habitats. Cultural history is integrated into the curriculum to help students understand the relationship of humans, past and present, to the ecology of the area. Dune natural history and ecology including plant adaptations, geologic processes, and animal tracking will be covered.

Angel Island

Located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, this island park contains undeveloped natural coastal grasslands and woodland habitats. There is a visitors center and a museum on the island. Docent-led tours to Ayala Cove (a sandy beach habitat) and guided kayak tours around the island are available through Sea Trek in Sausalito.

Oakland Museum

The museum contains a nautral science hall that expores the varied ecosystems of California, including marine habitats. A variety of hands-on and interdisciplinary classes are available for grades K-12.