Grant School celebrates Ocean Weeks

Students at Eureka's Grant School have been busy studying various ocean habitats in preparation for the school's sixth-annual Ocean Weeks.

Students at Eureka's Grant School have been busy studying various ocean habitats in preparation for the school's sixth-annual Ocean Weeks. Schoolwide and classroom activities will be going on from May 15 through June 2.

The media is encouraged to attend the lively and educational events.

Some of the exciting activities include:

Wednesday, May 17

Third-grade students will visit the Manila Dunes from 9am-2pm

Thursday, May 18

8:30-10:30 a.m. Coast Guard personnel will speak to students about water safety, pollution, and habitat protection

Thursday, May 18

Stephen Arrington, former head diver with Jacques Cousteau will speak with students on his experiences and making good choices

Wednesday, May 24

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. all students involved in fish printing

Friday, May 26

Fourth-grade students will visit the Manila Dunes from 9am-2pm

Tuesday, May 30

Lowell from local business North Coast Adventure Kayaking will speak to students about how kayaks work, differences in kayaks, ocean temperatures

Thursday, June 1

Schoolwide beach party and barbeque. Grant School won the Eureka Police Department's Seat Belt Contest, EPD will treat the school with ice cream. Students bring towels, sit on lawn, listen to Beach Boys music.

The schoolwide curriculum is based on Marine Activities, Resources, and Education (M.A.R.E.). Staff will be assisted by AmeriCorps members in several projects. For a specific schedule with all the events, contact the Grant Elementary School at 441-2552. Grant School is located at 3901 G Street in Eureka.