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Denize Springer
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


Summer Oceanography Adventure program offers lessons on land and at sea for high school students

WHAT: Three-week science course highlighted by a nine-day voyage aboard the 85-foot schooner, Seaward. Students work with San Francisco State University (SFSU) professors to develop oceanographic experiments then journey along the California coast testing their hypothesis. Students receive 3 units of science credit from SFSU.

The seven-day introduction to the physical and biological oceanography of the San Francisco Bay is at SFSU's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmnetal Studies in Tiburon, Calif. During the nine-day voyage aboard Seaward students collect oceanographic data from the bay and along the California coast. Students will also learn to operate the vessel (both its research equipment and its sails) and act as student crew. During the final two days students analyze and report on scientific data.

Students will discover a new way of learning while being challenged academically and physically.

WHEN: July 10-28, 2006

WHO: High school juniors, seniors and recent graduates. No sailing experience is required.

The Tall Ship Education Academy (TSEA) is a special program of the Recreation and Leisure Department of San Francisco State University.

COST: $2,950

INFO: Contact TSEA at 415-405-3703 or


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