6th Grade Trip to Project O

Environmental Excursion

The 6th Grade Environmental Excursion is a special trip taken by the 6th Grade Class.  This trip is called Project O (Project Oceanology), takes place in June and is located in Mystic, CT.

Project Oceanology (Project O)project_o A critical component of the 6th Grade Environmental Excursion is Project O, a similarly focused day trip to Mystic, CT. Project O allows kids to have experience with boat equipment to gather scientific data and live species. This trip takes place in June. For more information visit www.oceanology.org.

How are these trips paid for?
The 6th Grade Environmental Excursion is a school program, but each student’s family is ultimately responsible for paying the cost of this trip.  The goal is to reduce the overall cost to each family through class fundraising activities along with individual fundraising participation. Fundraising for this trip mainly happens in 5th grade.

The 6th Grade Environmental Excursion is part of the 6th Grade curriculum, but the financial accounting is managed by the PTO Treasurer. While some of the fundraising is done in conjunction with the PTO, much is done separately through that year’s 6th Grade Environmental Excursion Fundraising Committee. The goal is to reduce the overall cost to each family.