My daughter and I took a trip on the Robert G. Brownlee one Saturday. We learned so much about the Bay and our often-overlooked local marine environment. The best part were the MSI leaders, whose enthusiasm was contagious. More outings and volunteer work are planned.
We're so lucky to have the MSI.
This is a wonderful place with an excellent learning program for children of all ages. Our son has been coming here fro camp every summer since he was 4 (he's 9 now) an he loves it! We will most certainly be attending next summer as well
Keep up the great work MSI crew!!
Best - Jim and Kainoa Fotheringham
We've sent our kids to the MSI summer camp for 4 years, and it's a wonderful way to expose them to the local marine biology. The organization is very well run.
Great field trips, awesome camps! Such a unique place. My kids love how hands on it is. They have learned so much about fish and Bay conservation there. It is definitely a favorite and I feel lucky to have it close by!
Best engaging summer camps! And terrific birthday party educational program. LOVE THIS PLACE! We're annual members also.
This is an amazing teaching location. The staff is so knowledgable and the science camps are amazing.
My children have been to summer camp at MSI, and we also went to an Earth Day event there in 2016. They always walk away excited to learn more about marine science. Can't really ask for more than your children excited about learning and having a good time with the staff at MSI. Big thumbs up :-)
Both of our children have participated in MSI summer programs multiple times, and every summer they learn new things and have a fantastic experience! I highly recommend it to anyone!
MSI offers an engaging, hands-on experience with well trained, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable instructors who just love to working with children, and it shows in the time and effort that is put in to each of their programs so that they make learning fun, and the kids retain the information.
They have a unique learning experience that gave my daughter the love and enthusiasm for Environmental Issues, both at home and abroad.
She went from Summer Camper, to Intern to her dream job as a full-time staff member.
Can't say enough great things about MSI, just so very happy that they are a part of our life and out community!
“This is and has been an amazing program for many years, Even with limited resources,they consistantly have the best hands on and teaching staff around. From their camper programs to Boat trips and the enthusiastic staff, this is truly a gem in the bay area. We are so lucky to have programs like this that teach our young people about Marine Science and the needs and care of our Bay and the animals that live there. Your support will help keep this worthwhile program going for generations to come.
MSI is my favorite bay area institution for taking my 6-year-old son, who loves marine animals and wants to be a scientist. They make science fun and local. What could be better?
I first met the Marine Science Institute team when I signed up for a mixed ages experience of San Francisco Bay on their boat. It was a terrific experience seeing the various ways they have of teaching about what lives in the waters and mud of the bay.
Delighted with my experience I sponsored a twelve-year old girl for a week of camp. She was thrilled and says it is the best thing she has ever done. The following fall she began to take her school work more seriously and made such good grades that she was added to the Honor Roll. The MRI experience wasn't the entire reason for her renewed interest in her school work, but I believe it opened her eyes to what doing science is like. She met the excellent staff including the scientists aboard and could imagine doing it herself after college.
I highly recommend MRI for their learning experiences and your donor dollars. This is an excellent group to support knowing you will be making a difference for the many children served.
Caroline Beverstock, Atherton, CA
We have had some wonderful opportunities as a family, and for our children, to explore and learn about Marine life thru the Marine Science Institute. The events and camps are absolutely wonderful and reasonably priced and we and our daughter have great memories. She loved the overnight camp. The staff and volunteers are very caring and knowledgeable. We are looking forward to our son being old enough this year.
Love the Marine Science Institute. It is a unique place to learn about marine life in the bay area. My kids first discovered MSI on a field trip and then I have signed them up for summer camps there. Now one of my sons wants to be a marine biologist. What a great way to open up the world to marine science!
As a teacher, I thought this program was excellent. My students and I learned so much from the pre-trip school visit. We learned even more on the actual visit, and the post-trip school visit solidified the learning experience. Like the Chinese proverb states, " I hear, I forget, I see, and I remember, I DO and I understand." That is what this program guarantees to provide.
Me and my family have gone on several of MSI bay cruises. They are the best, most organized trips and totally kid oriented handson. The first time we netted for fish, we had many, the second time we went we didn't catch many fish but it didn't matter because the staff had so many other activities to entertain the kids (and adults). It has been one of our favorite activities and have taken and referred many of our friends. The staff is very well prepared and knowledgable. It was very enjoyable,
We also have visited the center during shark day. Although the center isn't very big, they seem to be able to entertain the kids all day with hands on activities.