5th GRADE SCIENCE CAMP

CATALINA ISLAND

Hello 5th Grade Parents!  

 

School is well underway and I know our kids are doing their very best to stay on top of all these curve balls being thrown their way. I know the start of this year isn't what we all envisioned, but I have high hopes we can still make this a very special and final year for our 5th Grade Sea Stars.

 

Every year, the entire 5th grade class is invited to attend a Science Camp on Catalina Island through CIMI.  I am reaching out to inform you that registration is now open and we encourage you to sign up now. At this moment, CIMI is still planning to operate this outdoor education program in March of 2021 for us. 

 

Lowell students/chaperones will be the only group on-site during our trip weekend:  March 12 - 14, 2021.  

 

WHAT IS CIMI?

Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) at Fox Landing is a unique outdoor science school, providing an exciting outdoor educational experience for our 5th grade students. It is one of three outdoor science schools on Catalina Island operated by the nonprofit corporation, Guided Discoveries.  Our focus on hands-on experiential science, utilizing state of the art labs and equipment, increases science literacy and environmental stewardship. CIMI’s expert instructors guide students through island terrestrial biology, marine biology labs and field activities designed to stimulate minds, build character, develop social skills, and most importantly, create excitement about science.
 

During our three day program, students and chaperones participate in a variety of hands-on labs and field activities. The Fox Landing campus has many great program areas that are well maintained by the resident staff.

 

A few lab and field activities include:  snorkeling, hiking, astronomy, evening campfires, kayaking and learning about fish, sharks and rays, invertebrates and algae.

 

Your child will be assigned a cabin with a group of other same-sex students and a parent chaperone for the entire trip.  Fox Landing is a private cove and is equipped with sleeping cabins, a dining hall, science labs, touch tanks, an amphitheatre and a recreational field. 

 

DETAILS SNAPSHOT

Trip Dates:  Friday, March 12th (departing at 9:30am) through Sunday, March 14h (arriving home between 2:30 and 3:30pm)

Total Payment:  $300

Deposit Due with Registration Form:  $55 (refundable until December 4th)

 

Parent Information Night - 9/29/20 @ 7pm *RSVP for an event reminder below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89166513776?pwd=VHJxamx5U0xLd2FyaFVROUEvKzZJdz09
Meeting ID: 891 6651 3776
Passcode: 937690

 

I know you have questions.  Please attend our Parent Information Night on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00pm via Zoom. We will do our best to answer your questions and get you all the information you need.  I also encourage you to visit CIMI's website which has a lot of great information about the program:  https://cimioutdoored.org/parents-corner/

 

Guided Discoveries will be on-site during our trip to facilitate our itinerary.  If you'd like to learn more about Guided Discoveries, you can read about them here:  https://guideddiscoveries.org/

 

Click below to download the Registration Form and deposit information. Please turn both in to Lauren Daniels via email/electronic payment or mailed back with a check/cash in order to secure a spot for your child. More info in packet.

 

We are looking forward to getting our kids back outside and learning in a safe, social and fun environment - they need this more than ever right now!

 

Lauren Daniels

5th Grade Camp Coordinator for 2020-2021

5201 E. Broadway

Long Beach, CA 90803

(562) 433-6757

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