Event

Natural Sciences Guild Day Trip | Geology of the San Francisco Bay with Doris Sloan

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 9 am–3:30 pm

Join the Natural Sciences Guild, Doris Sloan, former Adjunct Professor of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley, and Dolphin Charters for a very special perspective on the San Francisco Bay and its geology. Learn about the rocks of the shoreline, the hills that have traveled here from far away, and the comings and goings of the Bay itself as sea level rose and fell during several ice ages.

Our voyage will include the Berkeley and Richmond shoreline and islands: Albany Hill, Brooks Island, Red Rock Island, the two tiny islands known as The Brothers, Point Molate, and the seal colony under the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Heading south, we’ll cruise the Marin shoreline, and see the Marin Islands, Tiburon Peninsula, Belvedere, Raccoon Strait, Angel Island, Yellow Bluff, the Golden Gate, and the Marin Headlands each with its own geologic and cultural stories to tell.

On our way to San Francisco we’ll learn about Fort Point and its serpentinite rock, the Presidio, Black Point, the Marina, Telegraph Hill, and on to Yerba Buena Island, the new and old Bay Bridges, and Treasure Island. Along the way you’ll also hear about the biology of the Bay from naturalist and marine biologist Ronn Patterson, our skipper.

In past years this has been an extremely popular trip, so don’t wait to sign up! Cost is $110 and includes coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided on board. For further information contact Marilyn at RhodesRDH@aol.com.

Need more info? Contact naturalsciencesguild@museumca.org

For more information about OMCA Guilds, including how to join and a list of upcoming trips, visit museumca.org/travel-guilds