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STEM- SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH

A new pilot project offered by the Capistrano Unified School District will feature virtual field trips to conduct virtual research expeditions.  Technology will link students, teachers, state parks, scientists, and a variety of federal agencies.

Students will participate in virtual field trips to remote locations around the country, mentor younger students, and complete their experience with a visit to the location studied.

 

Shorecliffs Garden is already a featured virtual research site.  See the video on our website.

For more info: http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.

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Shorecliffs' West View Learning Garden

Garden Workday: Planting Opportunity- Saturday March 1, 9-12:00AM

Has the spring planting bug caught you already? Come celebrate by getting your hands dirty in the garden!

     The Farmer's Almanac tells us this will be an excellent day to put seeds in the ground for our organic vegetable garden.  On this day, we focus on how to sow seeds and grow your own vegetables.  Parents, we would love to have you come and help out with this process.  Give us a hand and leave with inspiration on how you too can have a successful vegetable garden.

 
 
 
 
 



   
       
           
           
       
   
 

 

 

 

 

Garden Work Day, Saturday, January 18th 9:00 AM - 12 Noon

Join us for another informative and rewarding day working in Shorecliffs Middle School's West View Learning Garden.  It is starting to warm up.  So, join us in planting and doing a little clean up.  Refreshments on hand, as usual.  

Garden Workday November 2nd. 9:00-12:00.

Garden Workday November 2nd. 9:00-12:00.

Join us at our next Fall Garden Workday when we will be planting our terrace gardens and preparing our broccoli field – bring your gloves and have fun making our garden shine!  See you in the garden November 2.

September 28th Garden Work Day News

     Thank you so much to everyone who came to our first garden workday. We had such a FUN work day over thirty 6th, 7th and 8th graders showed up with some very hardworking parent volunteers.  We cleaned out all the boxes and they are ready for the Fall Planting of our winter garden.  We finished harvesting the tomatoes, trimmed back trees and our wild grape vines, fed the worms, planted the terrace and just did a lot of hard shovel work that seemed to get done with a smile.  We also got to test our new sinks that the San Clemente garden club bought for us. The students hooked them up and got them working in no time.  With lots of good snacks and fresh  water the morning just flew by.  Our next  Garden Work Day is November 2nd.

What 's Happening In The Classroom: Garden News

     With the Fall season in full swing the students have been busy out in the  garden acting like scientists; observing, collecting data and making inferences about what we need to work on in the garden.  The West View Learning Garden provides a living laboratory with meaningful experience for students who learn best by applying their knowledge to real life.  We are planning our Winter vegetables with careful consideration of what we will Be using in our classroom. By looking at the huge diversity of species we will select the best seeds that will genetically provide a bounty of spinach for use on our chromatography / photosynthesis labs.  We will also select varities of peas to grow for our Mendel's  garden. ; We can directly experience how the father of genetics founded his principles of genetics. Our in class planting day according to the Farmer's Almanac is planned for October 10th.  See you inthe pea patch. 

Shorecliffs California Native Day (STEM Video)

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SMS West View Learning Gardens Weather Station

Grand Opening Picnic and March 10 Work Day

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