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How will sea level rise, climate change or invasive species affect your community?

Do you want to learn advanced skills and tools to help solve environmental problems?

Are you interested in a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)-related field?

For information about our program, please contact us

General and Administration

RIPTIDES Coordinator

Adam Paganini, M.S.


RIPTIDES Principal Investigator

Jonathon Stillman, Ph.D.

SF State Admission and Applications

Graduate Program Coordinator

Ellen Hines, Ph.D.




Gather at the San Francisco Bay Model in Sausalito. Which are the ocean's fastest, deepest, hottest, coldest, or oldest creatures? The deep-sea stoplight fish uses red searchlights to find prey that only it can see. lcefish create special anti-freeze to keep their blood flowing; you'll find it in your ice cream! Dr. Stephen Palumbi, Director of Stanford Hopkins Palumbi Lab takes biodiversity to the absolute limit as he reveals some of the ocean's most startling secrets. 

For more information follow this link: 
TICKETS $20 Contact: or (415) 530-5366 for tickets.
Age minimum 16, space is limited.
Please use public transport.


Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:00
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA

The 15th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is the biggest festival of its kind in North America, featuring dozens of ocean-themed films by independent filmmakers from around our Blue Planet. For all info on SFIOFF click here: 

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:45
SF Aquarium of the Bay
California Academy of Science Thursday Night "NightLife"!
A new adventure unfolds every Thursday night from 6–10 pm. Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea. Explore a unique theme each week and after-hours access to all Academy exhibits.
Member Tickets: $12*
Non-Member Tickets: $15*
Ages 21+, ID required for entry.
*Please note: select events are subject to premier pricing ($17 for members, $20 for non-members).
Click here for more info on NightLife at CAL Academy:


Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:00
California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118


Chancellor White's Urgent Message to DACA Students and Employees

Important Information About Your DACA Application

RTC welcomes first cohort of RIPTIDES students

This fall the new RIPTIDES program welcomed its first cohort of graduate students at the officical orientation day at RTC on August 18th, 2017.  The first cohort (...