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 …


Last summer, we had a young and passionate employee at our Save The Bay office: Shreyes, a 13-year-old intern who volunteered with our Marketing and Communications department. Shreyes was homeschooled and began his academic adventures at the age of five. He excelled, and when he was 9-years-old, he enrolled in an Environmental Studies class at Foothill College. This class changed his life forever. He discovered a passion for conservation that eventually led him to Save The Bay. After taking the course, Shreyes realized how important it is that we care for the environment. He writes in his blog: “If we …


My name is Ian McKernan and I am a 7th grader at Shorecliffs Middle School in Orange County. Although I live in Southern California, I have visited the Bay Area many times and am always impressed with how clean and good the Bay looks. It’s always fun for me to see how many people enjoy it too. Personally, I like to sail around Dana Point Harbor, so I always look for people sailing on the water. After hearing about Sylvia McLaughlin, Kay Kerr, and Esther Gulick’s fight to save San Francisco Bay in the 1960s, it inspired me to build …