Activities and Programs

Faculty and students at SDSU and the Coastal and Marine Institute Laboratory are committed to sharing our scientific projects and findings with the San Diego community. We create educational and interactive activities that will help us share our love of the ocean with you.

The organization at CMIL that provides educational and outreach programs is the Marine Ecology and Biology Student Association (MEBSA). MEBSA is an academic student-run organization that strives to foster a cohesive and supportive community among SDSU students and faculty. One of the goals of MEBSA is to raise awareness about current research and conservation issues in marine science. We work to communicate these issues to the public through education and outreach activities. MEBSA endeavors to improve the academic environment at CMIL with the goal of improving the quality of research and collaboration. For more information about MEBSA please visit our website.

Group shot of students and friends of MEBSA in their blue t-shirts

MEBSA currently has opportunities to collaborate and participate in marine research, community outreach, and education.


Past programs

San Diego Science Alliance High Tech Fair

MEBSA has exhibited at the San Diego Science Alliance High Tech Fair since 2012. MEBSA’s participation is sponsored by the College of Sciences at SDSU. The HTF inspires middle and high school students with exciting possibilities for their future in science. The 2500+ students that attend the HTF leave with new career aspirations after seeing real-world applications in science.

Tidepooling with SDSU Marine Biologists!

October 27th from 1:30pm – 4pm.
600 Tourmaline St., Pacific Beach, San Diego.
Click here for more information!

CMIL’s Inaugural Open House 2012

CMIL and MEBSA hosted its first public open house on May 20th, 2012 to showcase our new facilities and current research. This involved marine educational activities, games, fish art and more! Over 300 attendees included local residents, schools, students and teachers.


Stay tuned for new and exciting projects!