field trip to the Bay Model

The Bay Model in Sausalito was created in the late 1950s to illustrate how disasterous it would be to fill in any more of the SF bay. The effects of mining from the Gold Rush had already filled in so much. The hydraulic scale model is constructed of concrete and shows at a glance the San Francisco bay and the Sacramento river delta. With computers this research is done with fancy software and the model is now a learning resource to educate the public.

Protecting the bay is as important now as ever. We need the water for consumption, water for farming and water for our natural habitats so it’s great to share with the kids that the adults are serious about protecting our natural resources.


A docent took us on a tour through the Bay Model.


This poster shows the areas covered.


Keep our waters clean!


This beloved mural was a highlight.


Our lunch spot!


Afterwards we walked around Sausalito and took in the views.


Emma ended her adventures with chocolate ice cream.

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