Sunday, October 10, 2010

First field trip of the year

Last Friday Amira's class had their first field trip of the year. We went to Sausalito, California which is a cute little town just north of San Francisco.

This year Amira's class is studying the waterways around our area and how they work. The first study was conducted at the Bay Model Museum. The Bay Model Visitor Center is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which makes possible the viewing of a scientific tool: a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta System. This was a fascinating museum, however, it will be even more impressive once they complete their construction as the model itself was dry during the visit.

After visiting the Bay Model Museum we proceeded to the other end of town and had lunch on Rodeo Beach which was located just below our second field trip stop. It was fun to watch the kids running around in the sand searching for shells. Some even enjoyed running in at the water's edge.

The second field trip stop we made was to the Marine Mammal Center. This was an absolutely amazing place. The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary research hospital and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals – primarily elephant seals, harbor seals, and California sea lions. We were able to go to a public viewing area and see the animals they currently had in their care and observe them.

We had such a wonderful time that Amira and I will be planning another trip down there, just the two of us, to spend some more quality time exploring these places along with the town of Sausalito itself.

Field trips are the reason I love kids going to school. :D


Sparkle said...

Have fun exploring...and re-exploring ! ^_^

There were times when I would help my bro with his studies, especially when he was in elementary level, that I found myself understanding the stuff I never understood before as a student heehee XP

You take care and have fun :)

Sparkle xxx

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Sparkle,
I completely agree with you on the par of understanding things now that I didn't necessarily get then. These field trips and such are the part of school that I love. It's the night homework I could do with out. :)

Take care of yourself.