Ocean Explorers have a whole world of habitats to study. From the California coast, across the ocean and down to the deep, there are many unique ecosystems. I am excited for all of the changes and additions that are coming up this summer. I am also excited to return to an old favorite field trip to the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (FNMS) VisitorCenter at Crissy Field.
Our partners at FNMS have provided fantastic programming for our camps in past summers. This year we are excited to be collaborating on new curriculum that will highlight the unique ecosystem found in the Gulf of the Farallones. This remarkable stretch of water, so close to the San Francisco Bay, is home to many threatened and endangered species, features diverse habitats and has been important to the cultural and natural history of this area.
Our Ocean Explorers can look forward to learning more about these mysterious islands and some of their most famous inhabitants, such as white sharks and the endangered murres. They will practice research techniques and see the results of research that has taught us so much about this local marine habitat as well as marine ecology across the globe.