Delta Discovery Voyage

Delta Discovery Voyages Overview

Students learn about the source of their drinking water through an expedition on a research vessel in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This interactive program features breakout sessions to cover various topics about life in the Delta and how we are connected to it.

About Delta Discovery Voyages

  • Voyages are available free of charge to schools in our service area.
    • Voyages are sponsored by local water and wastewater agencies including us (Contra Costa Water District), Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, Delta Diablo and the Mt. View Sanitary District.
  • Voyages are administered by Marine Science Institute.
  • Voyages are designed specifically for 5th grade classes.
  • Voyages are 4 hours in length.
  • Voyage sign ups are available via the Marine Science Institute starting in October with voyages available in January and February.
  • Voyages take place aboard a 90-foot research vessel, the R.V. Robert G. Brownlee, that launches from the Pittsburg Marina. 
    • Please note: CCWD Water Education Program bus reimbursements do not apply to Delta Discovery Voyages.

How to Sign Up

  1. Verify your school's eligibility – voyages are available free of charge for schools in our service area.
  2. Visit the Marine Science Institute's Delta Discovery Voyage page for more information and select "Complete Booking Form" to fill out and submit a request.

Questions? Contact Ashley Salazar, MSI School Programs Coordinator
650-364-2760 x10