Bringing Students to the Shoreline

Save The Bay connects students directly to San Francisco Bay through shoreline education programs. Students gain an understanding of Bay ecology and local wetlands, drawing on the connections between human actions and the impact on the environment. Grade-specific educational activities explore a range of themes and cover threats such as flooding, pollution, and invasive species. Students then engage in seasonally-dependent activities to restore the shoreline and improve habitat for a healthier, more sustainable San Francisco Bay now and for generations to come.

Two girls outside holding plant pots

So far this school year…

681 Youth and 105 adult chaperones have joined us on the shoreline, in 27 Education Programs

Students and chaperones have helped us remove 2,310 pounds of invasive plant species from the shoreline (over 1 ton!)

Students and chaperones have removed 990 lbs of trash from the shoreline, ranging in size from full mattresses to tiny pieces of microplastic

Before the end of the school year we will run 18 more school programs, connecting 580 more students to their shoreline community.

School Features

East Palo Alto Charter School has 12 field trips with Save The Bay this spring. EPACS has made 51 trips to the shoreline with Save The Bay since 2012. We are able to work with students year after year as they return to the Palo Alto Baylands between Kindergarten and 6th grade.

Highland Community School has worked with Save The Bay since 2018. They have made 14 total trips to the shoreline across all elementary school grades.