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Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary376 Greenwood Beach RdTiburon, CA 94920
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 www.rtc.sfsu.edu/outreach/bss.

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 have weekday availability.

Join us for Bay Shore Studies Docent Training! 9:30am-12:30pm Thursdays, October 12 - December 14 (no class on 11/23 or 12/7) at the Bay Conference Center at Romberg Tiburon Center. Two sessions (11/30 and 12/14) will be held at RBAC during late afternoon low tides.

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


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 5 programs (10 hrs) on weekdays Jan.-Jun.
  • Must be fingerprinted to interact with minors

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