Field Trips

Annual 6th Grade Field Trip — Outdoor Science School at Creekside

Outdoor_ScienceOutdoor Science School, in operation since 1974, offers programs for students at various sites in the San Bernardino Mountains. The sites are adjacent to the San Bernardino National Forest and provide a unique opportunity to study the natural environment. The weeklong experience also provides an ideal atmosphere for the development of social skills and self-esteem. Both students and teachers leave Outdoor Science School knowing more about the natural world and themselves.

Creekside is located in Mill Creek Canyon near the town of Forest Falls at an elevation of 5300 feet. Creekside is on the sunny, south-facing slope of the canyon and backs up to the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The trails travel through mixed evergreen forest, chaparral, and riparian woodland. The open rocky streambed is ideal for studying geology. Snow is infrequent and tends to melt quickly.

Annual 7th Grade Field — Trip to Sea World

Our 7th grade students, teachers and chaperones travel via a chartered bus to San Diego where SeaWorld presents a three-day, two-night classroom for hands-on exploration and real world environmental education. This has been a great class trip that is educational, safe and secure, and so much fun that students remember it forever.

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Opportunities have included exhibits, behind-the-scenes activities (i.e. feeding sharks or sea turtles, trainer assistance and more), shows, touch tanks, learning extensions in classrooms, introduction to animal husbandry, meet and converse with a trainer, and sardines in the park after hours. SeaWorld’s Camp Center includes separate accommodations for boys and girls, eating and outdoor play area, classrooms, and a private entrance into SeaWorld. The Camp Center is monitored by SeaWorld Security officers 24 hours a day. Medical staff is always on-site during our stay. SeaWorld provides all of the lodging, meals, activities and supplies. This trip requires the assistance of several parent chaperones.

Annual 8th Grade Field Trip — Sacramento

The two-day 8th grade field trip to Sacramento aligns with the 8th grade social studies curriculum. The students, along with their homeroom teachers and parent chaperones, fly to Sacramento early in the morning. Upon landing, they go directly to the State Capitol where they are met by a tour guide. The students tour the various historical rooms and offices of the Capitol and spend time in the assembly rooms. The history and the architecture of the Capitol is an important focus of the trip. The students then tour the California Vietnam Memorial and the beautiful grounds surrounding the Capitol. The next stop is Sutter’s Fort and Sutter’s Mill where the students see the growth resulting from the Western Expansion. At the campground on The American River, the students are taught and entertained by a Mountain man, a pioneer toy maker, a gold prospector, a music man and a Native American historian. The students spend the night in large canvas tents with the sound of the river lulling them to sleep. Day two is spent at the California Railroad Museum and Old Town Sacramento. Following a delicious departing meal that is enjoyed by everyone, the students and chaperones head to the airport for the flight home.

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