Help me give my students an outdoor adventure learning about science and indigenous people at Channel Islands National Park!
My students are 4th and 5th graders in a Title I school in Southern California, meaning that 100% of our student population receive free breakfast and lunch. We are a combination classroom that emphasizes cooperative learning and social-emotional growth.
Regardless of challenges, our students have quick minds and kind hearts; they are always committed to trying their best.
Many of them come from homes that are struggling socio-economically, and/or homes where English is not the primary language. Most of our students are dependent on school for access to technology, literature, and new experiences. Without exposure to these resources at school, many of my students would go without. Thank you for supporting our enthusiastic classroom community!
Three 5th grade classes, totaling approximately 74 students, will benefit from this field trip to the Channel Island National Park. Students will enjoy an hour and a half boat ride to Santa Cruz Island. While on the journey to the island, students will be able to observe migrating whales, spinner dolphins and other marine life. Once on the island, they will take a five mile hike allowing time to identify native plants, explore the landscape and catch a glimpse of near extinct Island Fox. Students will have an opportunity to enjoy the sounds of nature such as the crash of the waves, blowing wind and the chirps of birds. Students will reflect on how life might have been for the Chumash Indians who inhabited the island so many years before.
This activity is the culminating event for a yearlong environmental study.
It will be an unforgettable educational experience that will change the way they feel about learning and the world around them. For most of my students, a trip to the beach or the mountains isn't possible due to financial constraints of their families. Students are excited to identify native flowers, make organic sunscreen out of diatomaceous earth and search for lichens on rocks that they have learned about throughout the year.
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