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Itinerary (subject to change):

Saturday, September 29

9:00 am – 11:00

San Francisco Bay Model: Tour bay model and review bay’s hydrology, history and human impacts and management

11:15  am -12:00

Pohono Street, marsh plants

12:30 pm -  4:00

China Camp State Park: Lunch; View and discuss San Pablo Bay. Identify native plant zonation and discuss sedimentation and marsh formation

Sunday, September 30

9:00 am

Heron’s Head Park: Birds of San Francisco Bay Shorebird habitat restoration, Ecology of the Central Bay

11:00 pm

Bayfront Park, Menlo Park: Lunch; Salt pond restoration

12:00 pm


1:30 pm – 3:00

Palo Alto Baylands: Ecology of South Bay sample water column and mud flats and observer phyto- and zoo plankton, review primary productivity, salt marsh food webs


Review and quiz

Be prepared for both hot and cold weather by wearing  layered clothing that you would not mind getting dirty.
Sturdy shoes or hiking boots that will get muddy!
Sun protection and sun glasses.


  • A liter of water
  • A lunch and snacks! Note that there won’t be enough time for you to go get a lunch.
  • A clipboard or a notebook to write in and on and pens.
  • Optional: binoculars, field guides, camera