Week Six, August 1-5
Bay-Ocean Adventures: age 5-7 years
Bay-Ocean Explorers: age 8-10 years
Explore the unique habitats of the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, including the intertidal rocky shore and an ocean beach with hidden treasure to discover. Investigate the fascinating organisms that live in bay and ocean habitats and their adaptations. Meet purple ochre sea stars and green sea anemones, hold a shoreline crab, taste seaweed and learn how everything is interconnected in bay and ocean food chains. Test the salinity of ocean, bay and creek water and learn why the San Francisco Bay is an estuary. Learn about the problems of plastic marine debris and how to reduce this pollution at the source.
Adventurers will complete a special project to help restore Strawberry Creek. Explorers will take a BART ride to visit the Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea lion Center and will go kayaking on the bay at Berkeley Marina.