The Bay Academy is the Bay Ecotarium’s youngest institution, formed in 2017. Its institutional mission is to promote an appreciation, understanding and support of the Bay Ecotarium’s science and advocacy work to highlight global environmental issues using the local lens of the San Francisco Bay watershed.
The Bay Academy’s objectives are both inwardly and outwardly focused. It forges internal connections among the Ecotarium’s constituent institutions by promoting dialogue between researchers, policy experts, educators, and other staff. It also promotes the Ecotarium’s science and advocacy work to improve the public’s understanding of the San Francisco Bay watershed, and the important role the Ecotarium plays in protecting and restoring these systems.
The Bay Academy is designed to capitalize on the Ecotarium’s organizational structure, which is unique amongst Bay-focused organizations in that its five institutions specialize variously on advocacy, education and outreach, and science.