Wednesday morning promptly at 7 a.m. we’ll be loading up and heading out on our 5th Grade Ocean Adventure! Kids took home their cargo lists and itinerary, and they’re busy in class presenting their tide pool research projects, which will make each of them an expert on a creature of the tidal zone. One of my favorite is the nudibranch. Think slug–just like those monsters you find munching on the hostas in your garden–but adorned in a fascinating array of shapes and colors. It is always a highlight to spot a nudibranch on the Oregon Coast. Be sure to send your kids with everything on the cargo list, including a sack lunch for Wednesday’s bus ride. As in previous years, we have one adult for every three kids going, so our students will be well-supervised. If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.