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 traveled to the MBA and
spent the morning learning about the ecology of the Monterey Bay
and surrounding shoreline ecosystems. The day concluded with a
chance for participants to visit historic Monterey and the always
eclectic Cannery Row.
The Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory provides Young Scholars the
opportunity to experience research that takes place away from the
main campus. Participants and parents toured the laboratories and
grounds to learn about ongoing studies. After visiting the lab we
stopped 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. Students should plan to bring sleeping
bags. Meals are provided by the camp facility dining hall.