Emerson School visits Monterey Bay Aquarium

Written by Christina Trujillo

Emerson School students and teachers spent a day at Monterey Bay Aquarium exploring rocky shores, wetlands, sandy shores, kelp forests and the deep sea. We enjoyed this experience with over 90 hands-on activities! Some of our favorite parts of the day:


– touching bat rays, sea urchins and abalone in the many touch pools


– being in the “tidal zone” as the waves crashed over our heads


– observing the lovely octopuses, which were unusually active during our visit


We enjoyed searching for (and learning about) a variety of sea creatures listed in our student study packets. Spending time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium enhanced our study of life sciences and it was a great time of togetherness for our students, teachers and parents!

Christina Trujillo

Christina is a Senior Administrator at Early Learning Institute, a Palo Alto-based organization that operates child care centers and private schools in the Bay Area—including the HeadsUp! Child Development Centers in Palo Alto, North San Jose, and Pleasanton, Emerson School in Palo Alto and Hacienda School in Pleasanton—and offers writing programs for school-age children.

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