The whole trip was designed ahead of time with students analyzing currents and tides in the Bay and choosing the best places for their experiments - planning for places that were significantly different from each other. They collected samples at three different locations - one near residential shore, one near Angel Island, and one after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge. They will analyze them next week in the school lab and then they will write a research paper with their findings. Of course, being kids, they also made sure to include the trip around Alcatraz in their itinerary - just for fun.
I am grateful for Smarty's school providing this amazing opportunity to its students. I am also grateful for a bit of couple time we received while Smarty was out on her trip. We used this time for a field trip of our own - to one of our redwood forest state parks.
What was the last field trip you did?