Field trips are a much anticipated highlight of the year for Harker’s third graders. Their last outing was to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where they participated in the Discovery Lab, a hands-on lab providing students with a fun introduction to some of Monterey Bay’s most precious habitats and the animals that live there.
“Live marine invertebrates and the science processes were used during this activity,” explained Jeannette Bhatia, grade 3 science instructor, noting how much students enjoyed their visit to the aquarium.
After their time in the lab, the youngsters were free to explore the aquarium further, where they took full advantage, enjoying the splash zone, jellyfish, touch pools, puffins and kelp forest.
Come May, the third graders will be heading off to the California Academy of Sciences for another fun learning adventure!