Field Trip // Ecology of the Bay

Sailing Near the New Bay Bridge

This past Wednesday, I had the wonderful luck to be invited by Ms. Lee’s 4th grade class to join their Set Sail Learn: Ecology of the Bay Program provided by the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). Through the pre-visit lesson and field trip, students learned about San Francisco’s geographic landforms, tides, cardinal directions, bay habitats, adaptation, and local Dungeness crabs. They also had the chance to learn to sail on the Bay for an hour in groups of 5-6 per sail boat. Students had a great time taking turns steering the sail boats, changing the sail directions, seeing local wildlife in the water, and learning how wind affects the boat’s speed. Here are some photos from our beautiful day out on the Bay right below the new Bay Bridge. A big thank you to all the TISC Instructors and chaperones who came along. We will be doing a follow up activity during garden time next week by diving more into the food webs of the Bay and the interdependence among living things within food webs.

Heading to the Dock

Heading to the Dock

Setting Sail

Setting Sail

A Blast in the Bay!

A Blast in the Bay!

Steering the Sail Boat

Steering the Sail Boat

In Charge of the Sails

In Charge of the Sails

Sailing Back to Shore

Sailing Back to Shore

Checking the Crab Trap

Checking the Crab Trap

Data from the Habitat Game

Data from the Habitat Game

Exploring the Crab Tank

Exploring the Crab Tank

Crab Release

Crab Release

Group Photo at the End of the Day. Everyone Turned into Crabs!

Group Photo at the End of the Day. Everyone Turned into Crabs!

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2 Responses to Field Trip // Ecology of the Bay

  1. Sophie says:

    Thanks for the pictures! I see the students were vey engaged. In the case of mine, maybe a bit too engaged with the water I heard.

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