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STEM Field Trips

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We believe that if we can create an engaging learning experience we will be able to impart a long-lasting learning goal. For this reason we choose to offer instruction during STEM-related field trips. Our area is fertile ground for agriculture, but also for STEM-learning opportunities.  Our instruction during these trips is similar to that of an 'outdoor school'. Outdoor education can be simply defined as experiential learning in, for, or about the outdoors.

We plan to take advantage of these local opportunities:

Split Mountain Gorge - Students interact at seven learning stations along a 'nature walk' of about 4 miles.  This is in Anza-Borrego State Park.

Geothermal Power and Mudpots - Students take tour of power plant and then experience nearby mudpots.

New River Wetland Project - Students will review the problem of New River pollution and its' effect on the Salton Sea.  Then they will tour the Imperial or Brawley Wetland Project and review their results, then predict results from larger undertakings.

Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge - Students will engage in mini lessons while on a nature walk at the refuge.  They will experience local phenomena, learning connected science standards along the way!

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