A Season of Giving , a BayLines Original Article

tidepool discoveryA Great Gift for the Bay!

Now is the time to show your support for the Marine Science Institute.  Each year, you can see the wonderful work we accomplish together , teaching science and inspiring environmental stewardship. In 2015, we provided 56,000 students with the opportunity to go out on the San Francisco Bay and learn about its unique ecosystem. As a supporter, you are a part of every program.

As we close 2015, Marine Science Institute’s 2015-16 school programs are well underway! MSI is the largest marine science K-12 educator in Northern California and we have the largest estuary on the West Coast as our classroom.

The San Francisco Bay is home to millions of fish, mammals, marine plants and migratory birds. The shorelines and underwater habitats are the best classrooms for young students to learn about.

As a supporter of the Marine Science Institute, you play an important role in the education of our young students and their families. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity. Our success stories are your legacy.

Please, won’t you reaffirm your commitment to marine science education and stewardship with a donation to the Marine Science Institute of $50 or more?

Our goal is to raise $18,000 by December 31, 2015, to ensure the funding for experiential marine science programs in 2016.  Together, we can carry on with the work of educating about our unique ecosystem and the myriad inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay.  But even more important, together we will continue to teach how and why we take care of our precious home.

Marine Science Institute is a leader in hands on science education. We offer a variety of unique opportunities such as Discovery Voyages aboard our research vessel the Robert G. Brownlee, Marine Science Camp, and Tidepool Expeditions. We are part of a network of innovative environmental educators. Your gift helps us leverage additional partnerships with many sponsors, donors and collaborators. We provide scholarships for science education and field trip transportation costs on a sliding scale for all schools, specifically targeting the needs of low-income schools, as determined by the schools’ percentage of enrollment in the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program (FRP).

Your gift before December 31 will help the Institute meet our goal of $18,000 and ensure that we can continue to foster a love for learning and a link to nature in every student who visits us.

If you’ve already sent your year-end contribution and our messages have crossed in the mail, please accept our thanks for your generosity.

As you consider who you will support with your end-of-year gift this year, we hope you will donate to science education and stewardship in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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We invite you to keep in mind this holiday season the significant
and tangible impact your donation will make for students.


This article was featured in our BayLines Winter Edition 2015-2016.

Marine Science Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not for profit organization
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