at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Campus
Join us to celebrate the EOS Center's Annual Discovery Day Open House, presented by The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science! We invite you to experience science in action at the only marine research center on the San Francisco Bay, the Estuary & Ocean Science [EOS] Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus. As this is our 40th Anniversary as part of SF State, the activities will be focused on the condition of SF Bay then and now.
Discover the innovative marine biology 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.
Collect plankton and view it on microscopes, hold and measure invasive green crabs, help replant eelgrass in the new nursery tank, enjoy collaborative art projects and design challenges, and be among the first to see the work of the California Coastal Commission's K-12 2018 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest!
1:30 Being a Doctor for Dolphins: Assessing Immunogenetic Diversity in Marine Mammals - Sam Ayyagari, EOS Center Graduate Student, at the Science Café (large tent)
1:45 Eelgrass Restoration: Why and How? - Dr. Kathy Boyer, EOS Center, at the Atchley Eelgrass Nursery Tank
2:00 Whales as Marine Ecosystem Engineers - Salma Abdel-Raheem, EOS Center Graduate Student, at the Science Café
2:30 Diversity: Good for More than just Dolphins - Shane Fairchild and Cheryl Patel, EOS Center Graduate Students, at the Science Café
2:45 Eelgrass Restoration: Why and How? - Dr. Kathy Boyer, EOS Center, at the Atchley Eelgrass Nursery Tank
3:00 The Blue Serengeti and Sanctuary for Sharks - David McGuire, Shark Stewards Director, at the Science Café
3:30 Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Oh My: Marine Wildlife in SF Bay - Bill Keener, Golden Gate Cetacean Research Director, at the Science Café
3:45 Eelgrass Restoration: Why and How? - Dr. Kathy Boyer, EOS Center Atchley, at the Eelgrass Nursery
Every 30 minutes at the Greenhouse: Dip, Sieve, Scrape, Repeat - What lives on eelgrass?
Every 20 minutes at the Bay Shore Studies table: Drop in the Bucket water activity
Ongoing: Visit the Marine Life Touch Tanks, catch plankton on a real research boat, eat oysters for a good cause, enjoy Three Twins Ice Cream, view Coastal Art & Poetry Contest winners, create a mural of marine life, printmaking with Josie Iselin.