The Channel City Club was founded in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, to provide the community with a local venue for outstanding speakers on state, national and international issues. Anacapa School has been a member of the Channel City Club for the past three years and has been reporting on the lectures for Noozhawk school news. Students attend six to seven luncheon presentations each year.
Below is an article published recently on Noozhawk.com by one of our science-minded sophomore students,
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
On May 22, 2013, Anacapa School students had a chance to speak with NASA Astronaut and former Navy SEAL Christopher J. Cassidy via a live Amateur Radio link to the International Space Station (ISS) (Astronaut Chris Cassidy’s NASA Bio). The 10-minute Q&A session went off without a hitch at the hilltop campus of QAD, Inc. Video of the event was streamed live … 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