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 News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 433 

Trinidad Elementary takes it outside

Trinidad Union Elementary School students combed tide pools for interesting creatures with a day-long fieldtrip to Patrick’s Point State Park on May 18.  The day before, The BLM, in partnership with local marine biologist Susan Sebring, helped Trinidad Elementary kick off their M.A.R.E. program, (Marine Activities Resources and Education -- a whole-school interdisciplinary science program including events that immerse faculty, students and families—in the study and celebration of the ocean), with in-classroom education.   Students learned about sandy seashores, wetlands, kelp forests, open oceans, rocky seashores and the California Coastal National Monument.

Blond girl takes a closeup photo of an orange sea star
Bella captures with a photo, what she can’t take home.

Students fan out across the rocky shore of the sea
Students combing the beach at Patrick’s Point State Park, a perfect place to enjoy the California Coastal National Monument while tide pooling.

Students on a higher section of gray rocks along the ocean shore
Students explore the outer edges of the tide pools at Palmers Point at Patrick’s Point State Park.

A woman speaks with a classroom of students
On the day before the field trip, Susan Sebring discusses the rocky seashore and the California Coastal National Monument, with 2nd and 3rd graders.

Leisycka Parrott, BLM Arcata Field Office, 5/22/10

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 433

Last updated: 05-26-2010