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

Benicia State Recreation Area

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

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.

Duxbury Reef

This is one of the premier tidepooling spots in central California. There is an extensive shale reef rich with intertidal life adjacent to Agate Beach near Bolinas. This is also an ideal spot for picnics and beach exploration. There is limited access and no formal program.

Tilden Nature Area

Explore the wet and wonderful world of the Tilden Nature Area’s ponds—insects, amphibians, and more… All tours are guided by naturalists.

Ponds Alive!

Come to LHS for some close encounters with creatures that live in ponds. Fish, frogs, turtles, salamanders, and crayfish are just some of the animals you'll meet and investigate in this workshop. Using nets, explore our outdoor pond where smaller forms of life, such as dragonfly nymphs, snails, and water boatmen, make their home.