It’s in the Bag – California Coastal Cleanup , a BayLines Original Article


Once again, San Mateo County residents came out by the thousands to clean up trash around the county on Coastal Cleanup Day, which took place Saturday, September 19. Residents on both the coast and bayside of the county slogged through sand, waded through mud, and climbed hillsides with buckets and bags, trash pickers and gloves, and a whole lot of spirit. Young and old participated as groups of friends and families turned out to make a difference in three short hours on the hot and sunny day.

Together, volunteers gathered an estimated 27,000 pounds of trash and over 3,700 pounds of recyclables from roadways, beaches, fields, and mud flats. Approximately 61 miles of total shoreline was cleaned by an estimated 4,165 volunteers at over 53 sites. Volunteers even found a lizard trapped in a crushed beer can!!! Check out some of the images taken from around San Mateo County on Coastal Cleanup Day below. Each year, this event shows how much of an impact we can make in our community by working together with so many different people throughout the County. Because of volunteers working together, nearly 320,000 pounds of trash has been picked up since 2005! To those volunteers reading this, thank you thank you thank you!!!

If you were not able to make it out this year, you can still make a difference. Coastal Cleanup Day is always the 3rd Saturday in September each year, so it is easy to mark your calendar now and plan for years to come. In addition, regular cleanups take place throughout the year all around the county.

Remember, if everyone does a little bit, together we can accomplish a lot!!

Excerpt provided by San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program, click here to see their blog.

Go to www.flowstobay.org/litter to find out about other cleanups, or sign up to receive their monthly calendar of events
that includes cleanups and other watershed activities like hikes, habitat restoration, and wildlife observation.

Corporate and individual volunteer opportunities are always available. To learn more please visit our webpage at www.sfbaymsi.org or contact the Community Outreach Coordinator at 650-364-2760 X16 or by email volunteer@sfbaymsi.org

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

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From Ship to Shore, All You Need to Know and More!

Monday September 15, 2014 was MSI’s 5th annual teacher event

“From Ship to Shore, All You Need to Know and More!

We would like to thank Brocade, Oracle, and MSI volunteers for lending a hand with this event.

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Fall Programs and Upcoming Events

Join us for a sunset low tide walk on October 25th! Details below!

Line up of Fall Events

Afternoon Ecology

Fall 2014 Session

Sept 29 – Nov. 3
Mondays, 3:30pm – 5pm, Ages 6-11
Six 1.5 hour classes – cost is only $120 per student

Animals : Bay vs. Ocean

Marine Biology studies the life in salt water! This session, students will explore the many species of animals that rely on salt water environments, both from the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Comparisons will be made between estuarine and oceanic animals’ adaptations, habitats, and feeding strategies. Students will get the opportunity to handle live animals, including fish, invertebrates, and even a shark! They will also get a chance to use real scientific equipment to catch these animals and study the water in which these animals live. All these activities will have the students working in small groups using teamwork and draw pictures of their favorite animals in their log books each day.

Register Here for Fall Session!


Other Upcoming Events!

Canoe Paddle in Redwood Creek

Saturday, September 6     9:00am ~ 2:00pm
Saturday, September 27     9:00am ~ 2:00pm  PART 2 OF COAST WEEK SERIES

Coastal Clean Up Day at Gray Whale Cove

Saturday, September 20              9am~12pm        PART 1 OF COAST WEEK SERIES!

Shark Day

Saturday, October 4     10:00am ~ 12:00pm

Elkhorn Slough Safari by Pontoon Boat

Saturday, October 11       9am ~ 11:30pm

Sunset Low Tide Walk

Saturday, October 25     Time: 4:30pm~6:30pm

San Francisco SPECIAL Discovery Voyages

Saturday, November 22     Time: 1:00pm~3:00pm and 3:00pm~5:00pm

 

EVENTS REQUIRE ADVANCED REGISTRATION : REGISTER HERE 

Check out the current edition of BAYLINES our quarterly newsletter! Read, learn and join this summer of fun with Marine Science Institute!

Upcoming Events

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ABALONE SUCCULENT WORKSHOP!

Join EcoMonster for a summer succulent workshop to make your very own mini garden to take home. Beautiful succulent cuttings provided by Licorice Landscapes.
All supplies and materials will be provided:
-Abalone shells, recycled cups, mugs and other containers
-a HUGE variety of succulent cuttings and soil
-lots of fun trinkets to select from for your mini themed garden
You will take home one finished arrangement in an abalone shell at the end of the workshop.

When: Saturday, August 9          10:00am ~ 12:00pm

Where: Marine Science Institute (MSC)
500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA

Cost:
MSI Member cost is $25. Non-member price is $30. Space is limited, so RSVP now for a family eco-fun craft!

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED: REGISTER HERE

Restrictions: Minimum age is 6 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Other Upcoming Events!

SHARK DAY       

Saturday, August 16     10:00am ~ 12:00pm
Saturday, October 4     10:00am ~ 12:00pm

CANOE PADDLE IN REDWOOD CREEK   

Saturday, September 6     9:00am ~ 2:00pm
Saturday, September 27     9:00am ~ 2:00pm  PART 2 OF COAST WEEK SERIES

COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

Saturday, September 20              9am~12pm        PART 1 OF COAST WEEK SERIES!

ELKHORN SLOUGH SAFARI BY PONTOON BOAT
Saturday, October 11       9am ~ 11:30pm

SUNSET LOW TIDE WALK
Saturday, October 25     Time: 4:30pm~6:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO SPECIAL DISCOVERY ECOVOYAGES
Saturday, November 22     Time: 1:00pm~3:00pm and 3:00pm~5:00pm

EVENTS REQUIRE ADVANCED REGISTRATION : REGISTER HERE 

Check out the current edition of BAYLINES our quarterly newsletter! Read, learn and join this summer of fun with Marine Science Institute!

Exciting Summer Events and Newsletter

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SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE!

 

Summer is finally here and MSI is excited to offer NEW EVENTS and the current edition of BAYLINES our quarterly newsletter! Read, learn and join this summer of fun with Marine Science Institute!

JUST ADDED TO OUR SUMMER LINE UP!

ABALONE SUCCULENT WORKSHOP!

Join EcoMonster for a summer succulent workshop to make your very own mini garden to take home. Beautiful succulent cuttings provided by Licorice Landscapes.
All supplies and materials will be provided:
-Abalone shells, recycled cups, mugs and other containers
-a HUGE variety of succulent cuttings and soil
-lots of fun trinkets to select from for your mini themed garden
You will take home one finished arrangement in an abalone shell at the end of the workshop.

When: Saturday, August 9          10:00am ~ 12:00pm

Where: Marine Science Institute (MSC)
500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA

Cost:
MSI Member cost is $25. Non-member price is $30. Space is limited, so RSVP now for a family eco-fun craft!

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED: REGISTER HERE

Restrictions: Minimum age is 6 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

What are you doing this weekend?

Whale of an Opportunity!

THAR BE WHALES ON THE HORIZON!
Whale Watching out of Half Moon Bay!

 

The annual gray whale migration is one of the world’s most magnificent and accessible wildlife spectacles. Each Fall, thousands of gray whales migrate from their summer feeding grounds around Alaska down to the waters of Baja California where they breed and calf. In the Spring, the whales and their calves migrate back up North for the Summer.

Their migration pathway follows closely along the California coast, providing us with outstanding opportunities for coastal whale watching.

Whale Watching With MSI

 

Join MSI on a very special whale watching adventure! We will set sail from Half Moon Bay in search of migrating gray whales, humback whales, blue whales, dolphins, porpoises, seabirds and other majestic marine wildlife in their home waters. A great family outing! 

When: Saturday, May 3          8:30am ~ 12:00pm

Where: Pillar Point Harbor, Princeton by the Sea
1 Johnson Pier
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Cost:
FREE with sponsorship donation of $100 or more
Individual Rate: $50 per person

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED: REGISTER HERE

Restrictions: Minimum age is 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

Earth Day on the Bay Countdown part 4!

EDOTB complete headerWe will be counting down to Earth Day with special blog post’s all week, so check back here every day for the spotlighted Earth Day activity.

PLUG IN AMERICA!

Plug In America

Plug In America

As part of Earth Day on the Bay on April 19, you can see environment-friendly electric cars up-close.  You might have seen some on the road but did you know that there are more than 180,000 of them in the US?  These aren’t golf carts or somebody’s hobby project.  They are complete, highway-capable cars from major manufacturers that people use daily like any other car.  Come at your leisure to see and learn about this kind of car.  An expert from non-profit PlugInAmerica.org will be on-hand to explain and answer questions about environmental benefits, charging at home, charging away from home, range, clean energy, incentives, performance, and more.

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Electric Cars in Action

 

RAFFLE SNEAK PEAK PRIZE #4!

Whale of a sleepover!

Whale of a Sleepover

Sleepovers are a special way to enjoy MSI and our Aquarium after hours – imagine you and 11 of your friends and family snuggling down in MSI’s Marine Science Center (MSC) under the watchful eye of our replica Orca whale, and knowing sharks are swimming nearby in their tank. Enjoy fun activities throughout the evening including an aquarium tour, “belly biology” on the dock, take a plankton sample and view it in the plankton lab, a pizza dinner, a movie on the MSC’s huge projection screen, and breakfast when you wake up the next morning.

Details: Ages 9 & above; all children must be accompanied by two adults; must be booked in advance for a mutually agreeable date; sleeping gear (sleeping bags, pillows, etc.) not included. Arrival time is no earlier than 6pm and check-out time is no later than 9am. Not available on Sunday evenings. Valid through June 2013.”

Raffle is to be held at 2:30pm on April 19 on our beach.

Raffle tickets will be sold on site at Earth Day on the Bay.

Participants do not need to be present to win.

Raffle tickets are $1 each.

 

Earth Day on the Bay Countdown part 3!

EDOTB complete headerWe will be counting down to Earth Day with special blog post’s all week, so check back here every day for the spotlighted Earth Day activity.

BANANA SLUG STRING BAND!

Banana Slug String Band

Banana Slug String Band

Live lunch time entertainment courtesy of the marvelous Banana Slugs String Band!  The Banana Slug String Band is a group of lovable musicians, songwriters, and educators from the coastal redwoods of Northern California who blend music, theater, puppetry, and audience participation to create a lively learning environment.  With vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, banjo, and percussion, Slug songs range from rockin’ boogies to gentle ballads; folk songs to reggae and rap.

Lunch Time Goodies!

 

Curry Up Now and The Melt food trucks will be available to curb your lunch time cravings

Curry Up Now – Indian street food

The Melt – all things grilled cheese, unique bread and cheese combinations

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Curry Up Now and The Melt

 

RAFFLE SNEAK PEAK PRIZE #2 and 3!

Staff Give-a-way Canvas Print

Raphael

“Raphael” was photographed in Roatan, Honduras and made into a beautiful 24″x32″ Canvas Print. Donated by one of our staff, Raphael would love to find a great wall to call home.

Giants tickets!

Giants Tickets

Giants Tickets

2 Giants Tickets for May 14, 2014! Tickets are Row 0, seats 11 and 12! Donated by our friends at Sims Metal Management.

Raffle is to be held at 2:30pm on April 19 on our beach.

Raffle tickets will be sold on site at Earth Day on the Bay.

Participants do not need to be present to win.

Raffle tickets are $1 each.

 

Earth Day on the Bay Countdown part 2!

EDOTB complete headerWe will be counting down to Earth Day with special blog post’s all week, so check back here every day for the spotlighted Earth Day activity.

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HOYO NEGRO PRESENTATION!

1:30pm-2:30pm in the MSC

Hoyo Negro could be the most important Paleo-indian site discovered in the last decade.  This now submerged site in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula provides the preface for a yet untold story about humans’ and beast’s constant struggle to survive on a prehistoric landscape so different from today’s.  The skeleton of a human rests at the floor of a large chamber inside an underwater cave with remains of extinct Pleistocene megafauna, such as giant ground sloths and saber-toothed cats.  Come see the informative presentation on this archeological treasure trove courtesy of the Hoyo Negro Project.

Princess Naia

Princess Naia

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10:15am-11:30am and 3:00pm-4:30pm in the MSC

The Beneath the Waves Film Festival seeks to raise public awareness with regards to ocean conservation and marine science through the use of visual and digital media such as videos.  They also seek to promote science communication and scientific literacy by encouraging and inspiring scientists, ocean enthusiasts, and members of the general public to produce, promote, and communicate research and conservation through open-access, engaging short films.

RAFFLE SNEAK PEAK PRIZE #1!

PIER 39 FUN PACK

Pier 39 Fun Pack

Pier 39 Fun Pack

“PIER 39 is committed to providing a fun, action-packed experience for our visitors to enjoy.”  PIER 39 Fun Pack contains discount offers to PIER 39′s shops, restaurants and attractions, and FOUR PIER 39 Premier Passes. Each Premier Pass includes one free Blue & Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise or RocketBoat ride, one free ride on the San Francisco Carousel, admission to Aquarium of the Bay and admission to 7D Experience. Validation for two hours of free parking in the PIER 39 Parking Garage is also included.

Raffle is to be held at 2:30pm on April 19 on our beach.

Raffle tickets will be sold on site at Earth Day on the Bay.

Participants do not need to be present to win.

Raffle tickets are $1 each.

 

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