Catalina Island

September 15th – September 18th, 2020

Thurston Middle School students will have the opportunity to learn science in an outdoor environment on Catalina Island with experienced TMS staff, including science teacher, Mr. Selin. The location will be at White's Landing which boasts the widest sandy beach on the entire island. Each student will get a hands-on educational experience as they snorkel and kayak the beautiful waters, explore the renowned Pennington Marine Science Center, the Plankton Lab, and fish aquariums.

While state law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for educational activities, this program relies on financial contributions from participating families. Please know that the payment of the fee is not required to participate, and families that choose to contribute may do so at any amount. However, a suggested donation of $525 per student will help sustain our program at its current level. Conversely, insufficient enrollment and/or insufficient funding could result in cancellation of this program.

Science Camp Information can be downloaded here. The packet, with permission slips, will be mailed home in summer 2020. Looking ahead, you can check out the packing list so your student will be prepared!

Please watch this parent information video that will help answer many of your questions.

NOTE: Any medications that you think your child might need on the trip (aspirin, sea sickness meds, cough meds) will REQUIRE A DOCTOR to fill out our medication form before the deadline of Friday, September 4. For more information, call the Health Clerk at 949-497-7785. Thank you!

We are super excited for Science Camp! Visit the Google Photo Album to see pictures of camp from 2019.

If you are interested in being a parent chaperone, please read both the parent chaperone information and mountain and sea adventures chaperone duties handouts.  If you are able to meet the requirements and agree to the responsibilities of being a chaperone, please complete this questionnaire.  You will be notified, via email with next steps, if you are selected to be a parent chaperone by Friday, April 17.  Thank you for your interest in being a parent chaperone.  This trip would not be possible without the parents!