Thursday, November 15 , 2018, 10:09 pm | Fair 52º

 
 
 
 

Marymount Students Take Learning Outdoors with Trip to Marine Institute

Last month, the sixth-grade students at Marymount of Santa Barbara traveled to the Catalina Island Marine Institute to explore their natural surroundings and camp in Cherry Cove. The purpose of this annual trip is to give students an opportunity to explore experimental sciences and native sea environments.

“The greatest science lab lies outside of the classroom,” sixth-grade teacher Tim Pearson said. “It is there that children learn to question, explore and discover in a manner that turns play into learning and the other way around.”

In addition to an immersion in marine science, Marymount trips to CIMI involve much-loved traditions. One of these is a sunrise swim in the picturesque setting on the island. Another is the much-anticipated night snorkel in which students observe native sea life at night.

A willingness to stretch oneself and to try new things in a supportive environment and an enthusiastic “can-do” attitude toward learning are hallmarks of a Marymount education. Hands-on trips such as the sixth-grade trip to CIMI help extend independent research.

Students will continue their discovery through a formal research project and presentation in response to significant moments or activities of the CIMI adventure and how those moments impacted them on a personal level.

Marymount is an independent coeducational school, junior kindergarten through eighth grade, on a picturesque 10-acre campus nestled on the Santa Barbara Riviera. Building on a 75-year tradition of excellence, the educators at Marymount have crafted a unique learning experience that blends mastery of core subjects with acquisition of the essential skills students need to navigate and be successful in a rapidly evolving world.

— Molly Seguel is director of admissions for Marymount of Santa Barbara.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.