Each weekend, participants visit a different educational facility
in Northern California to explore science research outside of the
university setting. Participants then have leisure time in the
the surrounding areas to take in the sights.
Field trip descriptions listed below represent examples of the
trips taken during the past several summers. Field trips may
change each year.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the premier examples of the
blend of privately supported research and a public venue for
sharing research results. Young Scholars travel to the MBA
and spend the morning learning about the ecology of the
Monterey Bay and surrounding shoreline ecosystems. The day
concludes with a chance for participants to visit historic
Monterey and Cannery Row.
The Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory provides Young Scholars the
opportunity to experience research that takes place away from the
main campus. Participants tour the laboratories and grounds to
learn about ongoing studies. After visiting the lab we stop at a
nearby beach for lunch and beach time!
Alcatraz, Exploratorium, or California Academy of
Science and San Francisco
Students have visited Alcatraz, the California Academy of
Sciences, or the world famous, recently renovated
Exploratorium before spending time with friends visiting Pier 39
and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Donner Summit Overnight
Students spend two days exploring the geology, history, and
ecology of the the Donner Summit region of
California. Sleeping accommodations are rustic and students
should plan to bring sleeping bags. Meals are provided by the
camp facility dining hall.