• 8th Grade Lava Beds Field Experience


    The Lava Beds trip takes place in the fall.  It is led by CMS science staff..  The Lava Beds National Monument is located in the northeast corner of California in the high desert environment.  The trip focuses primarily on the sciences of geology, ecology, and wildlife biology.  The highlight of the area is the extensive cave systems created as lava flowed from a now extinct volcano.  The caves, called lava tubes, create a veritable playground of safe spelunking that our students absolutely love.  The staff includes a significant amount of science in the experience making the trip both intellectually stimulating as well as fun.


    The students camp in the National Monument, eat hardy food, and learn to work as a team while exploring this amazing natural environment.


    The cost of the trip varies, but usually costs about $350 - $400 for the five day trip.  Students need to be interested in camping, hiking, caving, and science.  If this is a good match for you, I guarantee it will be a trip you will never forget.


    For more information, please contact Joe Guzzi at 624-2785
Last Modified on August 28, 2023