Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Our kindergarten and 1st grade students spend an extended day at Mt. Kare which is our private camping facility located near Wrightwood in the Angeles National Forest. In kindergarten the focus is on an appreciation for nature and all its wonder with a study of the wildlife and plants. In 1st grade the students study birds and learn how to be a good "bird watcher" and even make their own bird feeders. See photos of our camping facility at www.mountkare.org
This trip combines the study of both history and wildlife. The trip stars with an educational behind-the-scenes tour of the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens & is followed up by the unique experience of traveling in a real covered wagon through Palm Desert.
The 3rd grade focuses on geology and includes a stop at the Jurupa Cultural Center in Riverside where the students explore and create their own rock collections to take home. They also get the unique opportunity to make adobe bricks. The third graders camp is extended to a second day with an overnight trip to our camping facility, Mt. Kare, and a hike to an old gold mine. Check out our private camping facility at www.mountkare.org
4th & 5th Grade
Our 4th & 5th graders travel to San Diego for 2 different unique trips each year. Stops include the Sea Life Aquarium where they have the unique opportunity to disect squids, a behind-the-scenes bus tour of the San Diego Zoo and science experiments on the Midway Aircraft Carrier. California History is experienced hands-on as they participate in a Living History program on a Tall Ship. This amazing history and science adventure will have them traveling through time to learn about our great country’s past.
A long standing tradition at Pearl is the 3-day trip to Catalina Island. Students will study both science and history as they camp out on the picturesque beach of Catalina Island visiting both Two Harbors and Avalon. The trip includes snorkeling and kayaking along with multiple marine labs and nature studies. They will also visit the fish aquariums and invertebrate touch tanks at the USC Wrigley Marine Institute.