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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 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 participate in a 3-night camping trip with REU mentors and their families. Students learned how to make field observations as well as understand the ecological diversity of of coast and mountain watersheds. 

 Students explore the diversity of animal life stages at the RTC research lab.