As part of our commitment to maintaining the health of ecosystems, SBI contributes to scientific knowledge by conducting and supporting research projects. Both by establishing relationships with universities and nonprofit organizations, and as an independent entity, SBI leads or takes part in ecological studies on topics ranging from genetic diversity to the spread of infectious pathogens in wildlife populations. Our staff, many of whom hold advanced degrees in biology, have produced numerous publications and regularly present their findings to the scientific community.
We also strive to contribute to the community by conducting classroom visits. We maintain a teaching collection of captive reptiles and have brought these animals to classrooms throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve also shared our expertise with Alameda whipsnakes by conducting workshops on the species.