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The San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s mission is to improve understanding and stewardship of the estuary, with a broader relevance to the ecosystems beyond the Golden Gate. The tidal marshes at Rush Ranch and China Camp serve as research sites for scientists; classrooms for teachers, land managers and naturalists; and inspiring places for Bay Area residents to visit.

China Camp Marsh Channels Photo credit: Matt Ferner

China Camp Marsh Channels
Photo credit: Matt Ferner

Rush Ranch Photo credit: Jessica Schneider

Rush Ranch
Photo credit: Jessica Schneider

The Reserve

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Rush Ranch China Camp State Park Romburg Tiburon Center

Data from China Camp

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Upcoming Events

May
21
Sat
10:00 am Science Discovery Lab, a part of... @ Rush Ranch Nature Center Courtyard
Science Discovery Lab, a part of... @ Rush Ranch Nature Center Courtyard
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Science Discovery Lab, a part of Get the Rush @ Rush Ranch Nature Center Courtyard
Make Saturday a science day for your family! Learning stations will be set-up in the Rush Ranch courtyard with engaging science and engineering activities for families. The “STEM” (Science, Technology, and Engineering) activities are self-directed and parents[...]
Jun
18
Sat
10:00 am Science Discovery Lab, a part of... @ Rush Ranch Nature Center Courtyard
Science Discovery Lab, a part of... @ Rush Ranch Nature Center Courtyard
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Science Discovery Lab, a part of Get the Rush @ Rush Ranch Nature Center Courtyard
Make Saturday a science day for your family! Learning stations will be set-up in the Rush Ranch courtyard with engaging science and engineering activities for families. The “STEM” (Science, Technology, and Engineering) activities are self-directed and parents[...]