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May 15, 1998 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 270 sixth-graders from two schools in the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District will not participate in weeklong outdoor science camps. The cancellation came in the wake of the death last week of an 11-year-old boy who slipped while crossing a stream and was swept over a rocky waterfall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 270 sixth-graders from two schools in the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District will not participate in weeklong outdoor science camps. The cancellation came in the wake of the death last week of an 11-year-old boy who slipped while crossing a stream and was swept over a rocky waterfall.
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January 6, 1989 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Times Staff Writer
"Shooting stars!" The excited cries that went up from the group of sixth-grade girls on an astronomy walk soon gave way to embarrassed giggles as they realized that the supposed meteorites were really just the beams of their own flashlights, playing across the power lines overhead. If the girls, from Swain and King elementary schools in Cypress, didn't seem quite at home in the great outdoors, they could easily be forgiven.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
Because of the high cost of science-oriented camping trips, Fountain Valley School District is exploring other programs that would serve more students but cost less money. The Board of Trustees last week gave approval for students at two schools to attend outdoor science camps that are less costly than current programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
Because of the high cost of science-oriented camping trips, Fountain Valley School District is exploring other programs that would serve more students but cost less money. The Board of Trustees last week gave approval for students at two schools to attend outdoor science camps that are less costly than current programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991 | LESLIE HERZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teri Boniella stood by a tree in the San Bernardino National Forest and explained to a group of children how to use binoculars. "I get black spots on mine," said 10-year-old Bo Davis, peering through the glasses. "It might be your eyelashes that you're seeing," said Boniella, hiking a backpack over her shoulder. "OK, everyone, now follow me."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1987 | Bill Billiter
Two sixth-grade students in the Tustin Unified School District have been honored as being jointly representative of the 100,000th student making use of the county Outdoor Science Schools. The two students, Greg White and Danielle Miller, both 11 years old and both from Thorman Elementary School, received certificates. Their teachers, Jody Dietzel and Gary Frost, also were honored during ceremonies at the county Board of Education meeting Thursday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
County officials are looking for donations to help poorer students get a firsthand look at the mountains and geological wonders that they study in science classes. The Outdoor Science School and the Environmental Field Study, programs of the Orange County Department of Education, teach 17,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students a year about geology, forestry and other sciences in the San Bernardino Mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1998 | NATHANIEL LAMM, Nathaniel Lamm is a retired administrator with the Orange County Department of Education. He writes from Santa Ana
The news on student test scores in the "basics" and other subject areas has not been good. The headline from last fall, "Only 30% of Pupils Test Proficient in Science," (Oct. 22) should urge educators, school board members and parents to rethink how science can be emphasized and integrated into teaching and learning the basic skills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1998 | ERIKA CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 11-year-old Yorba Linda boy fell to his death Thursday while hiking with his sixth-grade class in the San Bernardino Mountains, officials said. Kevin Kelley, a student at Woodsboro Elementary in Anaheim, slipped while crossing a creek near Green Valley Lake, authorities said. The current swept him away, and he fell 300 feet down a rocky waterfall, said Doug Crawford, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991 | LESLIE HERZOG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teri Boniella stood by a tree in the San Bernardino National Forest and explained to a group of children how to use binoculars. "I get black spots on mine," said 10-year-old Bo Davis, peering through the glasses. "It might be your eyelashes that you're seeing," said Boniella, hiking a backpack over her shoulder. "OK, everyone, now follow me."
NEWS
January 6, 1989 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Times Staff Writer
"Shooting stars!" The excited cries that went up from the group of sixth-grade girls on an astronomy walk soon gave way to embarrassed giggles as they realized that the supposed meteorites were really just the beams of their own flashlights, playing across the power lines overhead. If the girls, from Swain and King elementary schools in Cypress, didn't seem quite at home in the great outdoors, they could easily be forgiven.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1987 | Bill Billiter
Two sixth-grade students in the Tustin Unified School District have been honored as being jointly representative of the 100,000th student making use of the county Outdoor Science Schools. The two students, Greg White and Danielle Miller, both 11 years old and both from Thorman Elementary School, received certificates. Their teachers, Jody Dietzel and Gary Frost, also were honored during ceremonies at the county Board of Education meeting Thursday morning.
NEWS
May 8, 1998
A 12-year-old Anaheim boy fell to his death Thursday while hiking with his sixth-grade class in the San Bernardino Mountains, officials said. The boy, who was not identified, slipped while crossing a creek near Green Valley Lake. The current swept him away, and he fell 300 feet down a rocky waterfall, said Doug Crawford, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Two camp counselors who tried to help him suffered minor injuries, Crawford said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The Orange County Outdoor Science Foundation needs to expand its corporate membership and board of directors to raise the funds that help county schoolchildren learn more about their environment. The 3-year-old foundation, recently given nonprofit status, raises scholarship and grant funds for science programs run by the county's Department of Education, Development Director Patti Huber said.
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