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Come to Discovery Day at SFSU Romberg Tiburon Center



Denize Springer
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
(415) 405-3803
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


Discover secrets of the deep, enjoy barbeque and live music

WHAT: Discovery Day is a free festival of educational fun that includes marine animal touch tanks, scientific exhibits, live music, art and more. An annual event, Discovery Day offers the public a unique opportunity to spend the day behind the scenes to learn about the scientific research activities at San Francisco State University’s Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC). In addition to the science and art-related activities for children, the festival will include exhibits by RTC scientists and students that highlight the Center's contributions to understanding and caring for the San Francisco Bay environment and beyond. Food, drinks and snacks will be available.

WHERE: Romberg Tiburon Center, 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon

WHEN: 11a.m. to 4p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005

WHO: Guest exhibitors include S.F. Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, California Academy of Sciences, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Bay Model Association, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, Marine Mammal Center, Center for Ecosystem Survival, Headlands Institute, Save the Bay, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center San Francisco Ocean Film Festival and more!

INFO: Call 415/338-3543 or visit

The Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC) is San Francisco State University's marine field station located 30 minutes north of San Francisco on the Tiburon Peninsula. The Center is the only academic research facility situated on San Francisco Bay, the largest estuary on the West Coast of the United States. RTC scientists pursue their research in laboratories at the Center, at field sites around the world, and through collaborations with colleagues at other universities and institutions. As an affiliate of SFSU, the Center provides its students with graduate and undergraduate level courses as well as practical experience gained through research conducted in the laboratories of RTC scientists.

Directions: From Highway 101, take the Tiburon Boulevard exit. Continue for several miles to Trestle Glen. Turn left at Trestle Glen and right at Paradise Drive. Go three miles. The Bay Conference Center (BCC) is approximately 1/2 mile past Paradise Beach Park. Turn left at the beautiful new gates and you're there. Please note: There are 40spaces in the parking lot. The overflow lot is located on the site and is accessed through the next gate at 3150 Paradise Drive. Signs will direct you to the BCC which is approximately a ¼-mile walk through the woods on a paved path.


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