Marine Science Institute

The Marine Science Institute provides engaging, interactive, inquiry-based adventures with San Francisco Bay Area marine life. Led by a team of expert marine science educators, these experiences impact learners of all ages. It is our mission to inspire respect and stewardship for the marine environment.

MSI school programs support NGSS through a variety of ways that fit your classroom needs:
online, in-class programs, field trips to MSI, and field trips to the coast

MSI offers numerous public programs: afterschool, weekend, family programs, POD groups, homeschool, and independent learners.

About

Sector:

Service Area: Regional/Multi-County

Address

500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City CA 94063

Bringing the wonder of local marine habitats of the San Francisco Bay and Northern California Coasts directly to your…

Themes
Climate Change, Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Marine & Coastal, STEM, Water
Offerings
Curriculum & instructional materials
Direct teaching
Grant funding
Supporting networks (online/in-person)
Audiences
Pre-K/Early Childhood
Kindergarden
2nd Grade Students / Youth
3rd Grade Students / Youth
4th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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Meet at Pillar Point in Princeton, Half Moon Bay for a guided, hands-on immersion into the rocky intertidal habitat. …

Themes
Climate Change, Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Marine & Coastal, Outdoor Learning, STEM...
Offerings
Direct teaching
Field trips
Materials & supplies
Professional development/consulting for administrators
Professional development/consulting for teachers
Audiences
3rd Grade Students / Youth
4th Grade Students / Youth
5th Grade Students / Youth
6th Grade Students / Youth
7th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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Shoresides, based at our facility in Redwood City, offers a variety of hands-on activities that challenge students us…

Themes
Climate Change, Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Marine & Coastal, Outdoor Learning, STEM...
Offerings
Classroom volunteers/presenters
Curriculum & instructional materials
Direct teaching
Field trips
Materials & supplies
Audiences
Pre-K/Early Childhood
Kindergarden
2nd Grade Students / Youth
3rd Grade Students / Youth
4th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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During the Ocean Lab, students apply scientific process and use tools such as identification keys and a squid dissect…

Themes
Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Marine & Coastal, Outdoor Learning, STEM, Water
Offerings
Classroom volunteers/presenters
Curriculum & instructional materials
Direct teaching
Field trips
Grant fundingmore...
Audiences
4th Grade Students / Youth
5th Grade Students / Youth
6th Grade Students / Youth
7th Grade Students / Youth
8th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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Meet at Pescadero State Beach for a guided, hands-on immersion into coastal habitats. During the Marsh and Beach Expe…

Themes
Climate Change, Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Marine & Coastal, Outdoor Learning, STEM...
Offerings
Direct teaching
Field trips
Materials & supplies
Professional development/consulting for administrators
Professional development/consulting for teachers
Audiences
3rd Grade Students / Youth
4th Grade Students / Youth
5th Grade Students / Youth
6th Grade Students / Youth
7th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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Inland Voyage delivers marine science activities directly to the classroom. Students learn about local marine environ…

Themes
Climate Change, Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Energy, Marine & Coastal, STEM...
Offerings
Classroom volunteers/presenters
Curriculum & instructional materials
Direct teaching
Grant funding
Materials & supplies
Audiences
Pre-K/Early Childhood
Kindergarden
2nd Grade Students / Youth
3rd Grade Students / Youth
4th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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The Discovery Voyage is a four-hour expedition of the San Francisco Bay aboard the 90-foot research vessel, the R.V. …

Themes
Climate Change, Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Marine & Coastal, Outdoor Learning, STEM...
Offerings
Classroom volunteers/presenters
Curriculum & instructional materials
Direct teaching
Field trips
Materials & suppliesmore...
Audiences
4th Grade Students / Youth
5th Grade Students / Youth
6th Grade Students / Youth
7th Grade Students / Youth
8th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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Discover local wetlands, its wildlife, and how humans impact it through this 5-hour Canoes in Sloughs program (9:00am…

Themes
Climate Change, Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Marine & Coastal, Outdoor Learning, STEM...
Offerings
Curriculum & instructional materials
Direct teaching
Field trips
Materials & supplies
Professional development/consulting for administratorsmore...
Audiences
6th Grade Students / Youth
7th Grade Students / Youth
8th Grade Students / Youth
9th Grade Students / Youth
10th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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