Friday, January 21, 2011

Today's Seashore Invertebrates

Hi my name is Priscilla these are pictures that we took in our Project Science class. The three pictures represent common invertebrates found on the rock jetty. The three invertebrates are: Anthopleura xanthogrammica, Lottia gigantea and Mopalia californica. Mopalia c. was the most difficult one to find because it was very small and it blended into the rock. Enjoy our photos!

Anthopleura xanthogrammica: Green anemone
Lottia gigantea: Owl limpet
Moplia californica: chiton

Imperial Beach Seashore Guide, 2011: Here we go!

Our project science class began it's Seashore Guide field research two days ago. We walked down to the jetty and identified three different invertebrate species: Lottia gigantia (Owl Limpet), Anthopleura Xanthogrammica (green sea anemone) and Mopalia californica (the California chiton). Our goal is to become field naturalists capable of identifying many common Californian seashore creatures. Feel free to check this site daily for updates.

This is the rock jetty at Imperial Beach. We'll be down at the jetty on Gold days working on this project.
We had to be careful on the rock jetty, there were many large holes and cracks. Angel temporarily lost his cell phone in one of them.
If we get our work done for the day we sometimes have time for a treat at Cowabunga.
 Stay tuned for more Seashore Guide updates!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Looking for some video clips I can publish...

Hey Guys,

Here's what I've got for our page on Educational Videos... if you turned in a DVD and can post your video online, do it! If it's online I can grab a screen shot of it and publish it in our book. Here's what your pictures would look like:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Looking for contributors from Project Science '09 - '10

Here's a shot of what I've put together for the Sand Crab Project page. You're looking at the layout for two pages in our book.

I'd like a student to write a reflection about the Sand Crab Project... not a step-by-step description but a little essay about something that stood out to you about the experience. Maybe it was digging for the mole crabs or maybe you learned something new about sand beach ecosystems. If you've got an idea, email me ( and let me know.... or just write it and email it to me.

Get yourself in the Log, be a contributor!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A couple more screen shots from our book!

Here's a couple more of the preview pages for our class book (which includes the Seashore Guide)... we've got some great submissions by Project Science students.

Photo: Christina Perez wrote a nice little piece about her favorite memory from the CELP trip.

Photo: Here's a blank page... anybody want to fill this one in?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Imperial Beach Seashore Guide: In progress

Guess how I'm spending my Spring Break? That's right, laying out the Project Science Log 2009 - 2010 (formerly known as the Imperial Beach Sea Shore Guide). This is the book project that we started way back in October, I've renamed it the Project Science Log and it will cover not only the Imperial Beach Sea Shore Guide project but will also describe the other major projects we've undertaken this year. Check out this screen snapshot of the project being laid out at

This will give you an idea of how the book is being constructed. I will be recruiting students to write descriptions for certain parts of the Log, those students will have their names added to the book as editors and will then be able to take credit for helping to publish a book!

If you're one of my students and would like to write a page about one of our projects (Sand Crab Research Project, Imperial Beach Seashore Guide etc.), contact me by email:

Monday, March 8, 2010