Join us for more Bay Summer Camp in August! Last month, we explored collective actions we can take to better our communities: saving water, preventing plastic pollution, planting pollinators, and cleaning up trash. Check out July Summer Camp videos here → This month, we’re going to explore some of the diverse wildlife that you can find in the Bay Area. Biodiversity refers to the different types of life that can be found in an area. California is a global biodiversity hotspot. It’s home to more species of plants and animals than any other state in the country. The San Francisco …


Save The Bay is back this summer with more Bay Summer Camp! Are you concerned about the health of the Bay and your community? There are ways that you can help – things you can change about the way you live, actual actions that you can take to make the Bay, and the world, a better place. If we all commit to the actions presented this month, we will be able to make a noticeable difference, and a positive change in the problems we are concerned about, this is called collective action. But to be clear; If we want to …


  Last month we were at the virtual Bay Area Science Festival! Charlie, our Restoration Education Program Coordinator presented about wetlands and what our team does year-round! The Bay Area Science Festival is one of Northern California’s largest annual education events. It brings together STEM role models, families, youth and adults to explore science. This year the festival was a multi-day event with 125+ virtual events for all ages and backgrounds. Watch the recording of Charlie’s presentation to​ learn why wetlands are so important in meeting the challenge of climate change and see what our Habitat Restoration Team does year-round …


This month our Education Team shared some of their favorites outdoor activities to help you connect with nature and find new ways of exploring our Bay Habitat. Enjoy learning about nature poems, pollution prevention, sound maps and tiny habitats. The Save The Bay Summer Camp shares videos every week on social media to add variety to your walks and hikes, and maybe even help your kids get some energy out. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for our latest episodes and explore all episodes at #BaySummerCamp. Pollution Prevention Nature Poems Sound Map Zoom In, Zoom Out Stay tuned for …


This month our Education Team started sharing some of their favorites activities from our outdoor programs to help families connect with nature and find new ways to explore our Bay Habitat. The Save The Bay Summer Camp shares videos every week on social media to add variety to your walks and hikes, and maybe even help your kids get some energy out. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for our latest episodes and explore all episodes with the #BaySummerCamp hashtag. On the first day of camp, we help you slow down and gain a new perspective with activities like …


The San Francisco Bay Area is an amazing place. Tourists visit from near and far, it’s a hub for start-ups and the tech industry and its many ports exchange resources around the globe.  However, the most fascinating thing about the San Francisco Bay is something it has had long before cities were built around its shores: its biodiversity. The region has supported large populations of native peoples for over 10,000 years.1 These large populations were supported by a diverse and plentiful diet that revolved around the Bay. Even after the Bay suffered from development and pollution, its biodiversity persisted. Our …


I​ ​am​ excited​ ​to​ ​introduce​ ​myself​ ​as​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Restoration​ ​Education​ ​Specialist​ ​for Save​ ​The​ ​Bay.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​very​ ​grateful​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​passionate​ ​and​ ​talented​ ​team​ ​dedicated​ ​to the​ ​protection​ ​and​ ​restoration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​tidal​ ​marsh​ ​wetlands​ ​of​ ​the​ ​San​ ​Francisco​ ​Bay. Studying Environmental​ ​Studies​ ​and​ ​Sociology​ was certainly part of the reason I became an environmental​ ​educator​ ​and environmental​ ​justice​ ​activist. My main source of inspiration? Reading​ ​​Last Child​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Woods​ ​by​ ​Richard​ ​Louv​​ ​​. In​ ​his​ ​thought​-provoking​ ​book,​ ​Louv​ ​connects​ ​the​ ​rising​ trends​ ​of childhood ​obesity,​ ​depression​ ​and​ ​attention​ ​disorders​ ​to​ ​a​ ​decrease​ …


“Now we’re walking out… across the marsh!” This is not something you hear most teens shout on a typical weekday, but a group of take-charge girls from Belmont’s Notre Dame High School got the chance during one of Save The Bay’s DIRT programs. And they did more than announce their next steps: they filmed them! A student named Gina from Notre Dame’s AP Biology class captured the whole trip on camera as part of a web series called: “Teens Do Science.” Gina caught the action as her classmates took measurements on soil characteristics and assessed plant biodiversity. She was eager …


The 2017 State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference, held recently in Oakland, gave scientists, land managers, policy makers, community leaders, as well as writers and artists from across the Bay-Delta region an opportunity to connect with one another, and to build connections between their various fields. Throughout the conference, attendees were welcomed to “get out of their silos,” and explore the interrelatedness of their fields. The conference also provided a venue to look back at the past 20 years of tidal marsh restoration; to celebrate successes, evaluate where we fell short, and anticipate future challenges and opportunities for restoring …


It’s almost Halloween! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to discuss those critters that seek to disturb and horrify us. These are four species that can be found around San Francisco Bay that are noteworthy either due to their appalling eating habitats, by their grotesque appearance, or a combination thereof: Red-Backed Jumping Spiders Just as one does not simply walk into Mordor, one does not simply talk about the creepy crawlies without mentioning spiders. When most people think of Halloween spiders, black widows and tarantulas typically come to mind. Even though both can be found in …