Our Amazing Field Trips

Malibu Lagoon Field Trip 2017

The sixth grade ESM received a Havasi Grant to participate in collaborative workshop between the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Audubon Society.  Students traveled to Malibu Lagoon State Beach where they studied Estuary Ecology.

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Top Sail Program 2017

During the first week of May, ESM sixth graders set sail with the Top Sail Program in San Pedro.  Students boarded brigantines, 110-foot ships. and the adventure began!  Students were not merely passengers on this journey, but crew trainees.  They raised and trimmed the sails, stood lookout, steered the course they set, and climbed the rigging to furl sails while balancing on foot ropes.  A pod of about 25 dolphins swam up to starboard and continued to swim underneath and then surfaced on the port side of the ship.  They were incredibly close, and it was an amazing sight.  Plus, there were lots of sea lions and pelicans swimming along with the ship.  Students sailed the ships out of San Pedro Harbor into the open ocean.  It was a very exciting day!

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ESM Class of 2018: Underwood Farms Visit

Underwood Farms Visit: After an in-depth study of sustainable agriculture, 7th grade ESM students visited Underwood Farms.  Students were treated to a talk about vegetables, fruits and sustainability at the farm, and were able to pick their own vegetables to take home to prepare for a family meal.  Ms Munoz, Ms Altounian, Mr Clifford and Ms Burke joined the students on this memorable day!

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ESM Class of 2019: Getty Villa Field Trip

Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans: Sixth Graders visited the Getty Villa for tours exploring ancient art and artifacts.  Also, students became ancient botanists when they embarked on a garden tour that featured herbs and plants that would have been found growing at homes in ancient Rome.

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Pali Institute 2016

Eighth graders spent three days and two nights team building, exploring science, and testing their resourcefulness at Pali Institute’s Outdoor Education School and Science Camp in Running Springs.

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Pali Institute 2016

Eighth graders spent three days and two nights team building, exploring science, and testing their resourcefulness at Pali Institute’s Outdoor Education School and Science Camp in Running Springs.

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Pali Institute 2016

Eighth graders spent three days and two nights team building, exploring science, and testing their resourcefulness at Pali Institute’s Outdoor Education School and Science Camp in Running Springs.

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UCLA vs Oregon

As part of the “I Am Going to College” program, Mr. Yontarak and Mr. Hernandez (FAM) took 30 eighth graders to the UCLA versus Oregon State game at UCLA.  Home team won!

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Norton Simon Museum field trip – November 2016

Degas, Van Gogh, Rodin, and Rivera and many more artists’ works thrilled sixth graders in Ms. Gardea’s, Mr. Aleman’s, Ms. Mitsuse’s, and Ms. Jones’s classes when they visited the Norton Simon Museum last week.  When observing Van Gogh’s painting of his mother, one student noted, “I can’t believe I’m standing as close to this painting as Van Gogh was when he painted it!”

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Screening of the movie ‘Arrival’ – Fall 2016

King Animation students attended the U.S. Premiere of Paramount Pictures Sci Fi Epic ‘Arrival’. The students watched the movie with the stars and received free refreshments, too! http://www.arrivalmovie.com/

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