Federal government turns final section of Tiburon property over to SF State's Romberg Tiburon Center
August 30 event commemorates transfer and honors collaboration
SAN FRANCISCO, August 30, 2007
A commemoration of the final transfer of property to San Francisco State University from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a celebration of the partnership between San Francisco State University’s Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC) and NOAA. The event includes a short program featuring the remarks of federal officials and other guest speakers; tours of the newly completed San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) headquarters and RTC’s newest marine science labs, and displays of ongoing research. Excellent opportunities for photos of state-of-the-art-marine science labs and interviews with marine scientists.
Wednesday, August 30, 3 to 6 p.m. (speeches 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.)
Building 36 laboratories, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, 3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, Calif.
Scheduled speakers are Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Timothy Keeney; California Secretary for Resources Michael Chrisman; SF State President Robert Corrigan; Romberg Tiburon Center Director Toby Garfield; and Manager of the SF Bay NERR, Jaime C. Kooser. Other RTC scientists will be available for interviews about their research.
From Highway 101 north or south take the Tiburon/East Blithedale exit. Go east onto Tiburon Boulevard and continue 1.7 miles to Trestle Glen Blvd. Make a left turn onto Trestle Glen Blvd., and continue 0.6 miles until you get to Paradise Drive. Make a right turn onto Paradise Drive. Continue 2.9 miles on Paradise Drive to the scientific laboratories entrance at 3150 Paradise Drive.
The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University’s marine field station located 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, is the only academic research facility situated on San Francisco Bay. In addition to fostering collaborative scientific research, RTC provides SF State students with graduate- and undergraduate-level courses as well as practical research opportunities conducted with RTC scientists.
Established in 2003, the SF Bay NERR is one of three in the United States entrusted to restore tidal marshes and protect estuarine habitat through research, monitoring and educational programs. The organization accomplishes these goals through collaborations and partnerships with governmental, educational and environmental agencies and organizations.
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