8th-graders Trip to Huntington Gardens

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Beautiful Science:  Ideas That Have Changed the World

The Huntington is a research and educational center set amidst 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. The botanical collection features over 14,000 different species of plants. 

A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by railroad and real estate developer Henry Edwards Huntington and opened to the public in 1928.

Students will discover how great ideas in science have changed over time while practicing their literacy skills in the library exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas That Have Changed the World.” This newly-renovated exhibit highlights four areas for visitors to explore: astronomy, natural history, medicine, and light. A gallery on each focuses on the changing role of science over time, particularly the astonishing leaps in imagination made by scientists over the years and the importance of written works in communicating those ideas. Working in small teams, students will analyze the exhibition to determine its main messages and then share their findings with the group.

On Friday, December 7, 2012, eighth-grade students will be traveling to the world-renowned Huntington Gardens to visit the library exhibit, Beautiful Science. Students will be departing La Cañada Preparatory at 9:00 a.m. and returning to campus at 1:00 p.m.   Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag.  Please make sure that you do not order Freshlunches on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this trip, please complete and return the attached Field

Trip Permission form to The Learning Castle by Monday, November 26, 2012.