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Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain - Fremont

Aug 2Microcoleus

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wetlands microbes are often called “the lungs of the earth.” Explore the dynamics of microbial communities in LaRiviere Marsh ponds. Join microbiologist Wayne Lanier, PhD for a brief presentation; then a microscope hike to LaRiviere Marsh where we will sample and view the most ancient creatures on earth. See how they produce the oxygen we breathe and take up the carbon dioxide we produce. Discover how tides and salinity shape these vital communities. Easy short hiking level. Ages 9-90 years. Register at or call 510-792-0222 ext. 362.


Visitor Center
2 Marshlands Rd.
Fremont, CA  94555

*Trails are generally level. Surface and trail conditions vary. Please call for accessibility information.


Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Page Photo Credits — Dr. Wayne Lanier
Last Updated: May 18, 2015
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