Marine Science Trip

Marine Science Trip 2018-19 for 9th and 10th Grade Students
March 1-2, 2019

Mrs. Kalkman is offering a trip to San Diego exploring marine science and conservation using the local travel company, Project Exploration. Our group will visit Sea World and participate in their education program in addition to learning about animal rehabilitation. At the Stephen Birch Aquarium, students will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of local marine species and experience the tide pool organisms. The highlight of the trip is a 3-hour research vessel floating lab experience where we will have a hands-on exposure to whatever the marine biologists find out on the water that day.

Who: This trip is for current 9th and 10th grade GCA Students Only
• 48 spots are available (parents may register only if space is available after student registration closes on 12/14/18)
• Registration closes when maximum capacity is reached.
• A waiting list will be held in the case of cancellation.

Cost: $340 (includes transportation, full time guide who is a former dolphin trainer, admission to both Sea World and Birch Aquarium at Scripps, hotel accommodations 4/room, night security, floating research vessel, dinner and bonfire at the beach Friday, breakfast and lunch Saturday)

March 1st and 2nd 2019
Departure 4:00am Friday
Return 10:30pm Saturday

How to Register:
1. Go to Project Exploration Website:
2. Input Trip Id: 2349
3. Complete general information questions
4. Pay $100 deposit online (All payments are made directly to Project Exploration online)
5. Use tax credits if desired by following the online instructions – a GPS link is provided at time of registration
6. Contact Project Exploration directly for payment assistance as indicated on the registration page if needed.
7. Students pick up travel information/permission slip packet from Mrs. Kalkman
8. Students join Trip Google Classroom as directed by Mrs. Kalkman

Important dates:
11/19/18 Trip Registration Opens ($100 deposit is required to confirm your registration)
Once registered, pick up information packet from Mrs. Kalkman and join the Google Classroom
12/14/18 Registration for parents opens based on space availability
1/18/19 All required paperwork and permission slips are due to Mrs. Kalkman
Payment in full deadline ($240 remaining balance)
Finalized rooming lists are submitted to Project Ex. (no changes after today)
2/19 Travel group student-parent meeting (date and time to be determined)
3/1/19 Arrive at GCA by 4:00am
3/2/19 Return to GCA by 10:30pm

January/February Lunchtime student travel group meetings – to be announced

Helpful Resources:
Tentative Trip Itinerary
Gilbert Public Schools Tax Credit Information
Project Exploration Login Link Once Registered
Sea World
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
LaJolla Cove Seal Beach Information
Project Exploration
Phone Numbers:
Office: 480-558-8383
Toll Free: (877) 559-0517
Fax: 480-558-5161
Project Exploration, Inc.
1701 E. Elwood
Phoenix, AZ 85040

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