Fall 2018: Golden View Launched as An Environmental Science School
The Ocean View School District proudly launched Golden View Elementary School as an Environmental Science School for the 2018-2019 school year!
Golden View continues to offer its rigorous academic program, while also immersing students in environmental science in both indoor and outdoor learning spaces, including its two-and-a-half acre working farm and garden. Maximizing this unique, hands-on learning space, our staff is taking biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, and geology to a whole new level!
Students and teachers have access to our curriculum and upgraded outdoor learning environment starting in Kindergarten and continuing throughout their Golden View years.
We welcome you to contact us with any questions about our Environmental Science School program.
I am excited to share that Golden View Elementary School has partnered with an outside non-profit organization, called Life’s Toolbox. For the last four weeks, Golden View has been working with a Life’s Toolbox representative, Annette Hatala, on Fridays. She assists our students and teachers in the garden, while offering the students life skill lessons at the same time. Some of the wonderful things they have been doing are:
- exploring propagation by planting snow peas and winter squash seeds
- transplanting Swiss chard, flowering kale and Dianthus
- propagating new succulent plants through leaf and stem cuttings
Starting in December, Life’s Toolbox will be coming out to Golden View two days a week to offer additional opportunities to our students and staff.
Recently, Golden View also received a donation from Bonnie's Nursery with broccoli, cauliflower, winter tomatoes, and some varieties of lettuces.This week, we have started turning the soil to prepare the garden for winter planting, which includes the donated items and more. Life’s Toolbox members are participating by creating signs for all the plants that have been donated, so they can be put in the garden beds by our students.
This week, approximately 20 straw bales will be transported so the students can begin making straw bale gardens. Our students will also be creating a map of the garden and finishing a task board that was started to help us manage our garden duties.
We are super excited to be sharing all of the wonderful things happening in the Environmental Science Program, and we are looking forward to watching our program grow!