Bay Shore Studies Docent

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Estuary & Ocean Science Center (SF State University)

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Become a Bay Shore Studies Docent!
Docents lead small groups of 3rd, 4th or 5th graders in exploration of the San Francisco Bay shore at low tide.

Do you love kids and San Francisco Bay? Become a Bay Shore Studies Docent!

Learn how to lead 3rd-5th graders on their "best field trip ever."

What is the Bay Shore Studies program? Bay Shore Studies is a field trip that brings out the natural scientists in 3rd-5th grade students.Volunteers lead small groups of students in a hands-on exploration of the natural world revealed at low tide at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RBAC). We find what lives among the rocks and in the mud and sand, and guide students in their own discovery of each organism’s role in the ecology of the Bay. Learn more at

Why volunteer? Since its beginning in 1974, the Bay Shore Studies program has provided outstanding learning opportunities for 3rd-5th grade students, and dedicated volunteers have been the driving force. We need your help to continue this important community tradition of environmental education!

No experience is necessary! We provide training, resources, and plenty of opportunities to practice your new skills. Prospective volunteers must be at least 18, have weekday availability and be able to walk on uneven terrain, stoop and/or kneel.

Join us for Bay Shore Studies Docent Training! 9:30am-12:30pm Thursdays at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center's Bay Conference Center at 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, from January 9-February 27 (tentative, subject to change to take advantage of low tides)

Please note: Volunteers must undergo a background check and be fingerprinted in order to interact with children (no cost to you, to be arranged during the training).

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About Estuary & Ocean Science Center (SF State University)


3150 Paradise Dr., Tiburon, CA 94920, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support scientific study of the sea and develop solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities. We connect science, society and the sea through outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and outreach programs, sustaining healthy and resilient coastal ecosystems for future generations.


The Estuary & Ocean Science Center (formerly the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies), is a collaboration of researchers and educators on the Romberg Tiburon Campus of San Francisco State University. The EOS Center welcomes students and scholars from SF State, and elsewhere, to study and conduct research at the only marine laboratory located on the shore of San Francisco Bay. We are a gateway for scientific study of the extraordinary diversity of marine and coastal ecosystems nearby including the San Francisco Estuary and its tidal marshes and eelgrass meadows, and the sandy beaches, rocky shores, esteros, lagoons and open ocean ecosystems just beyond the Golden Gate.

We offer a diversity of research and educational opportunities through the SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) program and our partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, both co-located with the EOS Center on the SF State Romberg Tiburon Campus.

The EOS Center supports the volunteer-led Bay Shore Studies program held at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary, in partnership with RBACS. Bay Shore Studies is an educational, place-based program that brings out the natural scientists in 3rd-5th grade students.


Thu Jan 09, 2020 - Thu Jun 11, 2020
09:30 AM - 02:30 PM  


Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary376 Greenwood Beach RdTiburon, CA 94920



  • Child Development
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Group Facilitation
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Environmental Science


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 5 programs (10 hrs) on weekdays Jan.-Jun.
  • Must be fingerprinted and undergo a background check to interact with minors

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