Parks and a Large Sandbox!

Living in Southern California means that you can play and have fun 99% of the time. My family and I enjoy playing outside and getting sun by going to Castle Park aka Northwood Community Park. Another place that you will find me is at the OC Great Park that is a few minutes away. There you can ride a hot air balloon for free and have a picnic. There is also free Carousel rides. Not too far is the beach where you can go watch the waves crash and relax while the kids play in the largest sandbox.

This Spring the OC Great Park will be hosting Free Field Trips for the 1st grade students in  Irvine, Tustin and Santa Ana. Please tell your teacher if you live in those cities. It is a great opportunity. Read more...
    Reporting Live from the Orange County Great Park

     Field Trips

    Reporting Live from the Orange County Great Park

    Every Thursday and Friday from March 15 to June 15, 2012

    Cost: FREE, no fee for students to participate
    Open to: First-grade classes from Irvine, Santa Ana and Tustin unified school districts.
    Transportation costs are fully reimbursed through support from ScottsMiracle-Gro .
    What is it?
    Reporting Live from the Great Park is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)-focused program for first graders using “disguised learning” to build knowledge of scientific investigation, physical science, geography, earth science, technology, language and visual arts.
    What will the kids do?
    Children ride the Great Park Balloon and tour the Farm + Food Lab, conducting fieldwork and experiments, then articulate what they learn by recording a news report at the OCGP-TV Studio. Garden instruction is conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.
    How big is the program?
    Last year, more than 400 first graders participated in this program and in 2012 the program is being expanded to host 2,000 students from the Irvine, Santa Ana and Tustin unified school districts.
    Space is limited and will fill quickly – register today.
    Registration closes January 20, 2012.

    To register, please contact:
    Gina Staropoli
    Orange County Great Park
    Selling great Resource book
    If you are interesting in purchasing a great resource guide for field trips. Please email me directly to get a one delivered to your home for $25.50 includes shipping.

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