5th Grade Science Field Trip
The 5th Grade teachers and parents organize a science camp field trip to Catalina Island in Fall for all 5th graders. The science camp is arranged through Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI). The 5th grade teachers and a few parents chaperone the students during the camp that typically lasts two and a half days. The cost for the trip is covered by fees paid by families and funds raised by the PTA. Scholarships are available for students if needed. During the camp students participate in kayaking, snorkeling, climbing, and hiking activities that incoporate hands-on education in California biology and ecology, astronomy, and geology in a natural and fun setting.