The Back Bay Science Center  includes:

Located at:

600 Shellmaker Rd.

Newport Beach, CA 92629


Teaching Labs For:

-7th-12th grade lab activities

-College level research

-Teacher workshops

-Special presentations

Water Testing Laboratory

The County of Orange, Health Services Agency has a Water Testing Laboratory onsite at the Back Bay Science Center, where they regularly test water samples from local beaches in Orange County to monitor coliform counts for public safety.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Administrative Offices are located at the Back Bay Science Center. 

Staff includes:

Robin Madrid (Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor)

Amanda Swanson (Orange County Reserve Manager)

Dave Meyer (Scientific Aid)

Brian Schneiderman  (Scientific Aid)
Tim Ford (Fish and Wildlife Technician)

Bethany Yates (Scientific Aid)

Wildlife Officers

Natural Resource Volunteers

Other staff with offices onsite include:  

Matt Yurko (California Coastal Commission)
City of Newport Beach
Newport Bay Conservancy