Bay Science

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Week One, June 19-23

Bay Science Adventures: age 5-7 years
Bay Science Explorers: age 8-10 years

Description:

Explore the unique habitats of the San Francisco Bay, including the intertidal rocky shore, the sandy beach and mudflats. Investigate the fascinating organisms that live in bay habitats and their adaptations. Meet a sea squirt, hold a shoreline crab, taste seaweed and learn how everything is interconnected in bay food chains. Collect and study bay fish, observe shoreline birds and discover the unique features of the San Francisco Bay. Learn about the problems of storm drain pollution to the bay and how to reduce this pollution at the source.

Sample Bay Science Adventures Activities:

  • Dissect squid and go crab fishing off a pier
  • Meet amazing animals and plants in belly biology
  • Learn how intertidal organisms adapt to the movements of the tides
  • Help to restore Strawberry Creek by planting creek-side plants.

Sample Bay Science Explorers Activities:

  • Take a ferry boat ride to explore Angel Island
  • Take a BART ride to the Aquarium of the Bay
  • Construct a three-dimensional model of the San Francisco Bay
  • Collect and observe plankton in field microscopes.
Drop Off and Pick Up Locations and Special Field Trip Destinations
(Transportation for Special Field Trips is provided by KIDS for the BAY)

Bay Science Adventures:

Drop Off/Pick Up Location
Monday: Berkeley Marina
Tuesday: UC Berkeley/Strawberry Creek
Wednesday: Berkeley Marina (Special Field Trip: Crab Cove)
Thursday: Berkeley Marina
Friday: Lake Anza

Bay Science Explorers:

Drop Off/Pick Up Location
Monday: Berkeley Marina
Tuesday: UC Berkeley/Strawberry Creek (Special Field Trip: Aquarium of the Bay)
Wednesday: Berkeley Marina (Special Field Trip: Crab Cove)
Thursday: Berkeley Marina (Special Field Trip: Angel Island)
Friday: Lake Anza