The Bay Model Visitor Center is a wonderful, FREE research and education facility built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Below are their events in September:
WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam
Saturday, September 9th. 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the shipbuilding company, Marinship Corporation. Founded in 1942, this bustling wartime shipyard built 93 cargo ships and oil tankers before closing their doors in 1945. Join Ranger Joanne, and step back in time, to experience what day-to-day life was like for the 20,000 workers in the shipyard. You will be taken on a 2-mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model Visitor Center, so comfortable shoes are recommended. We advise dressing in layers because it can get cool on the waterfront; and also feel free to bring water and a snack. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
Trekking the Model
Saturday, September 9th. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Join one of the Bay Model Visitor Center rangers for a guided tour of the 1.5 acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Learn the history of the site and its two major operations that took place between 1942 – 2000.
California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16th. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join California’s largest annual volunteer event at the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Be one of over 50,000 volunteers state-wide that will help to conserve our marine environment by removing trash and debris along more than 2,000 miles of coast and shoreline. There are over 40 sites in Marin county, so check the Bay Model website for a volunteer opportunity near you.
The Bay Model Wants You!!!
Saturday, September 23rd. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Bay Model Visitor Center needs volunteers just like you! Join one of Sausalito’s best known attractions and help in the bookstore, greet visitors, lead tours, help out with school groups, and more. You’ll get to be a part of one of the largest working hydraulic models in existence! Attend the orientation on Aug 9th, or contact Park Ranger, Joanne Jarvis, at 415.289.3027 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
John Reber, the Man with Grand Ideas
Saturday, September 23rd. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
The San Francisco Bay Project, also know as the Reber Plan, was designed and advocated in the late 1940’s by John Reber. His vision was a massive civil works project that would take the mouth of the Sacramento River and channel it with locks and dams to collect fresh drinking water. Was his plan a success? Join Ranger Linda to find out if his goal of improving the quality of life for Bay Area residents was achieved.
Kip Evans: Mission Blue
American Cetacean Society
Tuesday, September 26th. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join the Bay Model for the monthly American Cetacean Society’s presentation where they will showcase Kip Evans and the Mission Blue initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA). The purpose of this initiative is to inspire a significant increase in public support for ocean protection. Kip Evans is Director of Photography and Expeditions for SEA and an active participant in almost all SEA expeditions. His eye for capturing great images, as well as, his ability to highlight the most compelling and effective messaging and storytelling, has meant his work is published worldwide. A $5 donation will go towards student research grants.
Saturday, September 30th. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
In preparation for the second annual Bay Day, on Saturday, October 7th, partners of the Bay Model will present various educational and recreational activities to inspire you to connect with, and protect, this beautiful natural resource that many of us call home.
Entry to all events is FREE, although donations are always welcome. Parking is also free. Have a group of 10 or more? Reserve a free guided tour for your class, club, or group. Interested in the Marinship area? Free guided tours of the historic waterfront are available to small groups on weekday mornings. For both tours, please contact the manager at least 2 weeks prior to make a reservation. Phone: 415.332.3871
Please note that winter hours begin Tuesday, September 5th.
Tuesday through Saturday 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Closed Sundays and Mondays