The 6th-grade team incorporates environmental literacy and STEAM into our program through a combination of interdisciplinary, problem solving, and service learning projects.

There are six electives in 6th grade which all students can choose from. These electives include Garden Science, Marine Biology, Food: From Farm to Face, Compass and Navigation, Mandarin, and Robotics.

The 6th grade ESM students take numerous field trips including to the Getty Villa, Hyperion Water Treatment Plant, the Los Angeles River, LACMA, the Annenberg Space for Photography, 826LA, the Skirball Center, and more.

The 6th grade ESM team has partnered with Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program. This year’s Roots and Shoots clubs include Mr. Alemán’s Earth Champions: Reducing Waste in Silver Lake and Ms. Mitsuse’s Refuse the Spork: Bring your own fork.

The ESM 6th grade students will participate in the TopSail Marine Biology program.

The six-grade students will go on a week-long camping trip to Camp High Trails where they will learn about systems and engage in scientific activities.

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“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel.”

Aldo Leopold