Outdoor Education Trips
Each middle school class takes a springtime 5 day, 4 night trip. These trips are integrated into our academic program, and are culminating activities relevant to student learning.
Fifth graders travel east to Yosemite National Park where they study the natural and cultural history of the region, focusing on Native American history.
Sixth graders travel west to Mendocino Woodlands Camp where they sleep in rustic cabins, travel to the Ecological Staircase where they apply their knowledge of natural systems, and go tide-pooling along the coast where they study natural formations and form and function of invertebrates.
Seventh graders travel south to El Capitan Canyon where they camp in tents, participate in physical and team-building challenges such as a ropes course and ocean kayaking.
Eighth graders travel to the far north, spending their time in the Olympic Rain Forest where they study ecosystems and geology while also celebrating their time together as a class community.
Overall the class trips are often the highlight of a great year in school as well as the highlight of a student's time at Marin Primary & Middle School.