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Twenty adventurous Ramona Convent students recently boarded a ferry set for a weekend of learning and fun at the Catalina Island Marine Institute. Participants had the opportunity to observe marine life, including an octopus, many garibaldis, leopard sharks, and even an eel during a snorkel excursion in Toyon Bay.
The group participated in a squid dissection and learned about its life cycle. They hiked and learned about the ecosystem while tasting many of the berries abundant on the island. They participated in a shark lab, a fish lab, and an algae lab where students mounted and dried samples like true phycologists (those who study algae). Students were able to go on additional exploration hikes, play gaga ball, rock climb, roast marshmallows, and play human foosball.
Inquiry guides Ramona’s philosophy of learning. Ramona offers a rigorous and personalized college-prep program with a wide array of AP, honors, arts, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), and elective courses. Science is more than knowledge. It is a social activity, a combination of curiosity, creativity, imagination, and beauty. It requires teamwork.
Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades nine through 12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 128 years of excellence.
Ramona Convent Secondary School is located at 1701 W. Ramona Road, Alhambra 91803. For more information, phone 626-282-4151, or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.