Learning Journeys

Slough Science Increases Students’ Understanding of Watersheds, Oceans and Marine Ecosystems

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and ninth grade students visited the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Watsonville, to learn more about its ecosystem, local watersheds and to conduct plankton and benthic labs. Fifth grade students are studying great white…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Students Explore Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/7/2020, “Students explore Elkorn Slough Reserve; young minds are learning how to connect the dots between local watersheds and the ocean,” by Ashleigh Papp. WATSONVILLE — For students at Watsonville’s Mount Madonna School, learning beyond the confines of the…

WatsonvillePatch.com: Students To Travel To D.C., Interview Leaders

WatsonvillePatch.com, 1/22/2020, “Watsonville Students To Travel To D.C., Interview Leaders,” by Courtney Teague. WATSONVILLE, CA — Mount Madonna School upperclassmen are gearing up to travel to Washington, D.C., and interview public and private sector leaders this spring. Juniors and seniors will head…

Vast Experience and Fascinating Stories: Students Interview State Senate Candidate John Laird

In May 2020, Mount Madonna School junior and senior students will travel to Washington, D.C. to conduct interviews with government and non-government leaders as part of the school’s Values in World Thought program. As part of the preparation for this spring learning…

Watsonville Patch: 5th Graders Are Marine Scientists For A Day At Santa Cruz Wharf

Watsonville Patch, 12/9/2019, “5th Graders Are Marine Scientists For A Day At Santa Cruz Wharf,” by Courtney Teague. SANTA CRUZ, CA — For fifth graders of Watsonville’s Mount Madonna School, class was in session at the wharf Friday. Students learned about the…