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Contact: Roberta Tugendreich
phone: (415) 338-1665

S.F. Bay's Oldest Academic Marine Research Center Unveils New Labs

Ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday kicks-off "Discovery Day," an annual science exhibition for children and adults at SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies.


During its annual open house and science fair, the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil five new state-of-the-art labs dedicated to researching and understanding the ecology of San Francisco Bay, its surrounding environment, and marine ecosystems around the world. SFSU's President Robert A. Corrigan will officiate.

Each year, the 25-acre bayside facility located on the Tiburon peninsula hosts "Discovery Day," a free, family-oriented science fair that offers the public a behind-the-scenes look at the Center. In addition to marine animal touch tanks, interactive science exhibits, an insect discovery lab, food and live music, there will be science- and art-based activities for children, and presentations by RTC scientists and students that highlight the Center's contributions to the study of San Francisco Bay. Other exhibitors include the Marine Mammal Center and the Center for Ecosystem Survival.

The new labs, five years in the making, were funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and matching grants from San Francisco State University. The labs are equipped with the latest instruments used to study marine animals, ocean currents, marine food-web dynamics, microbial ecology and more.


SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan, RTC Director Alissa Arp


Indoors/Outdoors at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, 3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon


Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

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For additional information and directions, call (415) 338-6063. Free parking on site.

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