The Institute’s extension program seeks to strengthen partnerships between academia and the communities of the bay. The goal of extension is to help target social, economic, environmental, and technical problems in these communities and help to find answers that can work. Extension services convey a community’s research needs to researchers, provide opportunities for community members to participate in research, and ensure that a community understands and benefits from research-based knowledge and practices. Community participation and engaged learning, facilitated by extension work, ensures that research processes and findings are grounded in and relevant to community needs while providing students with valuable experience. Extension allows for realistic adaptive management.

Explore some of the projects that focus on this objective: