Welcome

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

What’s New

The End of a Tradition and Activities for Noticing Nature

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Field Day, Part 2: An Insider's Look at a Day on the Bay

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Upcoming Events

Jul
16
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
Jul 16 @ 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[...]
Oct
15
Sat
all-day NOAA “Teachers on the Estuary” W... @ Rush Ranch Nature Center
NOAA “Teachers on the Estuary” W... @ Rush Ranch Nature Center
Oct 15 all-day
NOAA "Teachers on the Estuary" Workshop @ Rush Ranch Nature Center
Saturdays October 15th and 22nd 2016 NOAA’s San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Solano Land Trust are accepting applications for upper elementary and middle school teachers for the first ever Teachers on[...]