Off to USC…a beautiful campus with lots of construction going on! Today we spent a good deal of time engaged in activities designed to introduce us to oceans and ocean literacy. Had an interesting presentation on ocean observing systems by Burt Jones. The teachers participated in a really good jigsaw activity tying standards and concepts to ocean literacy. Following a brain-dizzying day of information we took off for La Brea Tar Pits. It’s so cool to think that this site began forming 40,000 years ago in a very different environment and now sits in the middle of one of the busiest human places on Earth. MaryAnn and Jennifer had to have a little hands-on experience with the tar when they stuck their fingers in a small bubbling pool. Yup…it’s tar…and I think it’s still on my sandals! We enjoyed a lovely Italian meal. Jennifer and MaryAnn even did a little wine-tasting. Hey, all work and no play makes for dull teachers!