The Romberg Tiburon Center is committed to highlighting the importance of marine environments to the public by sharing our scientific expertise through education and outreach activities. We reach a local audience ranging from children to adults, students to teachers, in both formal and informal settings. Outreach activities include:
- our annual Rosenberg Institute Discovery Day open house,
- professional development for science educators
- in class presentations of RTC research in middle and high school classes,
- placement of high school and undergraduate student and science teacher interns in research labs,
- increasing awareness of our work through social media
- community education courses such as SF State's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's,
- participation in the annual Bay Area Science Festival
- training for docents and naturalists, and
- consultation for exhibits, content and programs at local science museums such as the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the Exploratorium.
Students, faculty and staff also participate in community events related to our mission througout the year.
Our ties and partnerships to local organizations that share our mission continue to evolve. In an effort to expand our reach to the local community we collaborate with Aquarium of the Bay, California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science, Environmental Traveling Companions, and American Cetacean Society-SF Bay.
Please contact Erin Blackwood (415-338-3757) our Education & Outreach Coordinator, for more information about RTC outreach. Erin always is working to:
- enhance and develop the outreach program,
- develop working relationships with other Bay Area organizations with ocean science literacy as a common goal, and
- find funding opportunities to support participation of underrepresented community members.
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