Ocean Air team excels at County Science Field Day event

Ocean Air students in San Diego County’s Science Field Day, led by Science Specialist Stacie Waters (far right).

Sixteen teams of more than 60 students, 14 parent and teacher coaches, 13 student coaches and several parent volunteers made Ocean Air School proud at the San Diego County Science Field Day on May 9 at Lakeside Middle School. Led by Ocean Air Science Specialist Stacie Waters, 11 of the teams placed and/or won their respective events after months of preparation.

Competitions included subjects such as Barge Building, Catapult Competition, Changing Earth, Circuits Wizardry, Paddleboats, Perplexing Powders, Simple Machines, Tin Can Racers and the Triathlon Relay.

The all-day event featured closed competitions, several public science displays and experiments, and open scientific presentations on the main stage from Mad Science, which included student participation.

Other schools in Del Mar Unified School District, including Torrey Hills, Sycamore Ridge, Carmel Del Mar, Ashley Falls Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills, also did extremely well.

Waters and the Ocean Air SFD teams celebrated during lunch the week after the competition, enjoying treats and launching water bottle rockets on the field to remind them to keep reaching for new heights as young scientists. Congratulations to all Ocean Air teams and coaches!