San Francisco State University, Established 1899, 1600 Holloway Ave. SF, CA 94132

SFSU Public Affairs Press Release

Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.

#024--October 4, 1999
Contact: Jennie Leigh Semon
phone: 415/338-6063

Discovery Day on the Bay
Once-a-year event offers scientific fun for the whole family

TIBURON, California – On Sunday, October 17th, children and adults alike can explore the fascinating world of San Francisco Bay during "DISCOVERY DAY," an interactive science exhibition and open house at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), the only academic research institute on the Bay.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 25-acre bay-front research facility at 3150 Paradise Drive in Tiburon will open its doors to the public for 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 learning about the scientific research activities that take place at the Center. In addition to science- and art-related activities for children, the festival will include exhibits and presentations by RTC scientists and students that highlight the Center’s contributions to understanding and caring for the San Francisco Bay environment and beyond.

As San Francisco State University’s marine research field station, the Center also fulfills an academic mission by educating college students. Working with RTC scientists in the lab, on the water and in the classroom, students receive an invaluable research experience.

"Our mission encompasses both basic scientific research and education of the next generation of scientists, which we hope will include some of the children who visit us at Discovery Day," said RTC Director Alissa Arp.

Discovery Day features music performed by the SFSU Jazz Band and others TBA as well as a sizzling BBQ prepared by the Tiburon Volunteer Fire Department ($5 adults/$3 children). There is plenty of free parking on-site.

The Romberg Tiburon Center is dedicated to the study of the Bay, its surrounding environment and the global understanding of estuaries and other marine habitats.

- ### -

For more information about DISCOVERY DAY, contact Jennie Leigh Semon at 415/338-6063 or visit the RTC website:

SFSU Home   Search   Comments and Questions

SFSU, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Last modified September 9, 1999, by Office of Public Affairs