California’s San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a living classroom

Mare Island Technology Academy students observe a crab collected in San Pablo Bay during their field trip. Photo credit: Naomi Feger.

When the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge is your backyard, it is the perfect place to learn about wetland ecology and restoration.

This spring, DU partnered with the Refuge and Friends of the Refuge to bring the classroom into the field. Middle school students from the Mare Island Technology (MIT) Academy experienced a full day in the North Bay wetlands, with no shortage of mud, wind, or sunshine.

Cargill funded the opportunity for DU and partners to share our passion for the San Francisco estuary with these students and Cargill staff members participated in the final field trip.