Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

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SF State's bayside marine and estuarine research facility.

Rosenberg Institute Discovery Day Open House at the Romberg Tiburon Center

The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science


the Romberg Tiburon Center's

27th Annual Discovery Day Open House



Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1 - 5 pm

3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon


Join us in celebrating Science by the Bay! We invite you to experience science in action at your local marine laboratory. Discover some of the innovative marine science projects our scientists and students are working on together. Try your hand at making a measurement. Learn about the tools of the trade. Help collect data to answer a research question. Play a game and learn a new concept. Peer into a sample of bay water and explore the patterns in nature. Questions of the day will include:

  • Carbon in mud: where does it come from?
  • How do marine animals respond to changes in temperature?
  • How do big rain storms affect native oysters?
  • How do animals influence the habitats they live in?
  • How can networks of marine protected areas help make fishing more sustainable?
  • How do sand crabs dig and what makes them change their digging style?
  • Does sound travel faster in air or in the ocean?

Join us for a special ribbon cutting ceremony (at 2 pm) for our new and improved seagrass nursery tank featuring new interpretive signs with beautiful artwork by a local artist. Collect plankton and view it on microscopes, hold and measure invasive green crabs, enjoy collaborative art projects and design challenges, and be among the first to see the work of the California Coastal Commission's K-12 2017 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest!


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Download the schedule of talks and activities here (pdf, 322kb)



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