Rancho Solano Preparatory School

5th Grade: Grand Canyon Trip

Description:  More info coming soon.

6th Grade: Earth Science Trip

Teton Science School - Jackson, WY

Description:  Teton Science School is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in a beautiful and somewhat secluded area within the Yellowstone and Teton National Park. Upon stepping outside of the modern residential lodges, students will be presented with their classroom which is the surrounding 14 million acres of wildlife and wild lands that make up the Yellowstone Geo-ecosystem. Students will perform field research with professional scientists and as part of a program that has been educating students for over 40 years. Students will be applying the Scientific Method in all aspects of their field research while looking at real world problems such as fire studies, environmental impacts and water ecology. Students will perform real world field studies while learning about earth science and geology; as well as animal observations while exploring the concepts of evolution, predation and land use. While there, students will also participate in a service learning project, where they will plant willow poles and collect data that compiles into a multi-year dataset. Finally the trip will culminate in a student led research project, where the students will identify a problem or concept they want to research, and following the scientific method they will collect their own data and analyze their results. Once home, the students will be present their projects and the results of their findings.

*Trip dates are subject to change.

7th Grade: Washington D.C.

Description: Traveling with classmates and lifelong memories are only part of the fun awaiting you on this program.  During this engaging adventure, we will explore major historical landmarks, such as the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and Gettysburg.  We’ll also reflect on the achievements of great Americans at the Jefferson, Lincoln, and FDR Memorials, and honor our nation’s heroes at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery and more.  Students will engage in pre-study activities in humanities class the week leading up to the trips that will help make this week incredibly beneficial to their learning.

*Trip dates are subject to change.

8th Grade: Marine Science Trip

Catalina Island (Campus By The Sea)

Description: Campus by the Sea (CBS) is a non-profit camp sub-leased by Long Beach Marine Institute for the purpose of conducting an outdoor marine science school. Students will experience the wonders of the ocean first hand through multiple snorkeling trips, kayaking, and the like. Students will engage in pre-study activities in science class the week leading up to the trips that will help make this week incredibly beneficial to their learning.

*Trip dates are subject to change.

9th and 10th Grade: Chicago, IL

We will be visiting several neighborhoods in Chicago including the Loop, Magnificent Mile, Museum Campus, Wrigleyville, and Chinatown.

  • Museum Campus – Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry
  • Navy Pier
  • Willis Tower Sky Deck
  • River Boat Architectural Cruise
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Money Museum
  • Millenium Park
  • Grant Park
  • Theater (not sure which one yet) – possible Q and A with the actors
  • Second City Comedy Club (if there is a school appropriate act available)
  • Segway Tour – Historic tour of Chicago mob boss hang outs

*Trip location and costs may change year to year.

11th and 12th Grade: Vancouver, British Columbia

We will be touring the following attractions:

  • Gastown
  • Granville Island
  • Stanley Park
  • Canada Place
  • Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • The provincial capital of Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • The mountain town of Whistler, one of the largest ski resorts in North America and a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
  • Chinatown and Dr. Sun Yatsen Classical Gardens
  • Experiences still being taken under consideration include a tree-top tour and evening activities (taking in an art performance in the evening, a kayak or speed boat excursion, etc.)

*Trip location and costs may change year to year.

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