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Our Changing Ocean and Estuaries:
A Professional Development Workshop Series

Blue Marble: Earth from Space Do you wonder how climate change will impact our local (Bay Area) coastal and estuarine environments – and our lives?

Learn from local scientists how our local estuaries and ocean habitats are being used as laboratories to track and understand climate change.

Bodega Marine Lab sampling Gain knowledge and tools to implement climate change topics into your curriculum with a focus on our coastal and estuarine habitats.

Sign up for Our Changing Ocean and Estuaries: A Professional Development Workshop Series.


Spring Workshop (May 5)
8:30am to 4:00pm
Climate Change in California - A Global Crisis with Local Impact

Summer Workshop (July 10 & 11)
8:30am to 4:00pm
Ocean Acidification - Trouble for Shelled Species *July 11th includes field trip to Hog Island Oyster Company

Fall Workshop (November 3)
8:30am to 4:00pm
Changing Climate Guaranteed - Ready, Set, Adapt


All workshops will be hosted at Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon, California

You will receive:
  • Information from local scientists about the impacts climate change will have on our local ocean, coastal, and estuarine habitats and how organisms (including ourselves!) will need to adapt. Gain resources and activities to implement these lessons in your classrooms (geared for middle/high school grades)
  • $50 stipend/workshop or $250 for participating in the entire series
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks provided
  • CEUs provided through San Francisco State University

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For more information contact
Erin Blackwood: Phone: 415 338 3757 or

Download Flyer for Distribution here (128k pdf)

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photo of microscopic plankton This workshop series is being brought to you by the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, Romberg Tiburon Center, NOAA's San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries. Funding is provided by the Ernest F. Hollings-Ocean Awareness Trust/National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.