Field Trip - Save the Bay

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This section will give you information to help you plan a field trip with Save the Bay. I brought 32 students to Arrowhead Marsh, a hidden wetland near the Oakland Airport, to meet up with extraordinary Save the Bay Instructors. The day was divided into two parts: 1) Canoeing – where we did water quality monitoring, explored the marsh with all our senses, and went on a wildlife scavenger hunt 2) Restoration – where we repotted 300 native plants, cleaned up the shoreline, and went for a walk on a boardwalk above the marsh. Students were able to explore a wetland up close and observe a leopard shark, feel the Bay’s muddy bottom, and listen to the endangered snowy plover.

Kids in canoes


Can apply knowledge about water quality monitoring and the role of wetlands to the San Francisco Bay.
Can conduct a scientific investigation.
Can use a field guide to identify animals in the wild.
Can participate in habitat restoration efforts.

A canoe trip alone lasts approximately 5 hours.
A combined canoe and restoration trip lasts 6 hours.

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