Virtual Marsh Schools

Alameda Community Learning Center
Alameda, CA

Berkeley High School
Berkeley, CA

E.C. Reems Academy
Oakland, CA

Emery Secondary
Emeryville, CA

Notre Dame High School
Belmont, CA

Redwood High School
Redwood City, CA

Santa Clara Universiy
Santa Clara, CA

San Lorenzo High School
San Lorenzo, CA

Zion Lutheran School
Piedmont, CA

The Virtual Marsh is an innovative citizen science learning tool for teachers and students to contribute their own observations and log scientific soil science data such as soil salinity, pH, and soil moisture. This soil science data will be collected by students in the field during our Digging Into Restoration Technology (DIRT) field trips using handheld SPARK dataloggers. General ecosystem observations, photos, and stories can be posted by any Save The Bay class participating in one of our Restoration Education Programs.

Once a class registers for a Save The Bay program, Save The Bay staff will assign a class login. When the student scientists use this login for the first time, they will be presented with a template where they can upload, manage and view data, photos, and blog posts, and browse sightings and data submitted by other students in real-time.

These marsh restoration sites provide an online platform that can be used by student scientists all over the Bay to document wildlife and report rare and endangered species sightings, such as the California clapper rail, salt marsh harvest mouse, and the salt marsh birds’ beak.

Interested in having your school participate? Sign up for a Digging Into Restoration Technology (DIRT) or Restoration Education program here.

Virtual Marsh curriculum coming soon!