Schmitz Park Elementary (trip #2) Day 1+2

Trip Day: Day 1 + 2

Location: San Juan Islands

Name(s): Schmitz Park Elementary

School/Grade: 5th

The second round of salty Schmitz park students departed on the good ship Carlyn for their adventure into the San Juans.  Ominous skies presided over their day 1 expedition, but with the knowledge that their “foul weather  raingear” was easily accessible onboard the students jumped right into the science and sailing programs with Salish Sea Expeditions.  Their afternoon was filled with lessons on safe line handling and navigation, while in science they learned all about the equipment that they would be using to collect data for their research prediction.  Their predication was, IF levels of Surfactants are high THEN the amount of Zooplankton will be high BECAUSE high levels of Surfactants can negatively affect fish, which feed on Zooplankton.  We shall see what their research uncovers in the mysterious waters of the Salish Sea!

 

Students explore the science deckboxes

Students explore the science deckboxes

 

Learning the art of Firelining

Learning the art of Firelining

A rough cruise track of day 1 and 2 showing the night 1 camping location of Jones island (to the west) and night 2 camping location of James island (to the east)

A rough cruise track of day 1 and 2 showing the night 1 camping location of Jones island (to the west) and night 2 camping location of James island (to the east)

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