Bay Discovery

About Bay Discovery

Save The Bay's BAY DISCOVERY program is a one-time, half day-long restoration education field trip that connects students to the San Francisco Bay estuary and engages them in critical tidal marsh restoration. These introductory programs help students gain an understanding of local wetlands, drawing on the connections between human actions and a healthy environment. 

The BAY DISCOVERY program requirements: minimum 15 and maximum 35 students, grade levels: 3rd-12th; one teacher

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Classroom Lessons

Our optional pre-trip classroom lessons are designed to familiarize students with the San Francisco Bay salt marsh ecosystem, provide a basic overview of restoration ecology, and prepare your students for their salt marsh restoration field trip.

We encourage you to use our educational resources and downloadable lessons to bring the Bay to life in your classroom.

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Contact Us

The Restoration Education Staff at Save The Bay looks forward to hearing from you. We are very proud of our Bay Discovery program, eager to answer your questions, and excited to work with you to ensure that students throughout the Bay Area have the opportunity to protect and restore the San Francisco Bay! Please give us a call anytime at 510-463-6805 or email our Restoration Education Specialist at

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What Schools Are Saying About Bay Discovery

"Always valuable time spent outdoors that connects with curriculum. This program promotes excitement, wonder, and provides youth with a sense of responsibility. The students really love this trip. Save The Bay is so consistent with high-quality program and well-trained, enthusiastic, well-versed instructors."
-- Mary Sano, Jordan Middle School, 6th grade teacher, Palo Alto Baylands

“Today I had a really fun day. I got to experience things I never thought I would. I got to see lots of wildlife such as bat rays, jackrabbits, hawks, squirrels, and chipmunks. Now that I know what I’m doing to their habitats I will take care of my trash."
-- D’Mario, 8th grader, E.C. Reems Academy