Anacapa science teacher, Megan Nesland, will spend this summer working in the UCSB Materials Research Lab as part of the Research Experience for Teachers program (MRL RET). The two-year program includes original research during the first summer and a focus on curriculum development during the following summer. Megan will work in the Stuky Lab, studying the biochemical behavior of blood-clotting proteins, and later create curriculum to make the research experience relevant to students at Anacapa.… Read more
Shaun Tomson the professional surfer and best-selling author of “Surfer’s Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding through Life” and award-winning documentary filmmaker of “Bustin’ Down the Door” released his new book titled “The Code” during Breakfast Club at Anacapa School on May 29, 2013. Shaun says that Anacapa students were the inspiration behind his latest work. Shaun hopes that “The Code” will be a launching point for a worldwide movement generating “positive peer pressure.”
“This book was inspired not by … Read more
Several Anacapa students have been enjoying a new club – Geocaching. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. The container stays in place, but the cachers sign a log and upload “I Found It” information to the Geocaching.com website.
The Club is spearheaded by science teacher, Megan Nesland; 9th grader, Alec Sherwin; and his Dad, … Read more
Chaperones: Gordon and Suzie Sichi
Participants: Patrick Alcero, Grayson Baggiolini, Julio Bernal, Alex Carlson, Hannah Erickson, Nichole Francia, Zinnia Gonzalez, Genevieve Hatfield, Alicia Kovary, Chris Lancashire, Colin Lancashire, Esai Macario, Isaac Macario, Molly Snyder, Douglas Throop, Kiara Trujillo
Thursday/Friday, July 5-6, Santa Barbara to Rome
Months of preparations included Gordon and Suzie’s extensive planning, (mostly Gordon!), and research by each student about someplace on the itinerary which they shared orally to the group … Read more
Megan Nesland will study effects of climate change
March 20, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif.
Megan Nesland, a science teacher at Anacapa School, was recently awarded the 2012 Stanford University Climate Education Fellowship, in connection with the Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education program (IISME). The fellowship, awarded to one teacher each year, aims to connect science education to current science research and encourage the development of meaningful and relevant science curriculum.
Nesland, a graduate of Stanford’s undergraduate and … Read more
Students paired hands on knowledge with critical thinking skills in the exciting conclusion to Anacapa’s annual synthesis unit. After the conclusion of the guest lecture’s presentations, this year’s unit on food culminated in all-school field trips to locations that illustrated the many aspects of local agricultural industry.
The excursions began with a tour of Five Loaves Farm by manager Emiko Corey. Eloquently stressing the … Read more