Past NSF REU activities
SFSU REU fellows have had the opportunity to participate in exciting group activities in which they learned about sampling riverine, estuarine, and outer coast environments by snorkeling, seining, plankton and benthic towing, and quadrant mapping.
Students also learned about the important role that phytoplankton play in marine ecosystems with Dr. Ed Carpenter out on a research boat in the San Francisco Bay.
REU students also visited Big Creek Research Station in Big Sur, CA for a 4-night camping trip with REU mentors and their families. Students learned how to make field observations in mountain streams as well as understand the ecological diversity of watersheds.