I am writing to remind you that our first field trip is scheduled. It is an overnight trip to Pine Mountain Observatory. Last May our 6th grade class visited Pine Mountain Observatory east of Bend.
What we still need:
- Tents (Large tents students can share are ideal and facilitate set-up, take-down, and safety)
- Camping stoves
- Coolers for water/food
Chaperones- we need at least one more adult to accompany our 6th graders on this trip. Please let me know ASAP if you are able to join us! It will be a unique and enlightening experience!
Trip details follow:
Date and Time (Please arrive at school at 8 am)
This is an overnight trip. We depart campus at 9:00 am Thursday, September 17th and leave PMO at 10 am on Friday, September 18th
The trip takes approximately four hours each way.
Destination: Pine Mountain Observatory, east of Bend
We will be taking a bus. However, here is the explanation of how we will get to PMO: "PMO is located 34 miles southeast of Bend, in Central Oregon. Take State Highway 20 east from Bend, toward Burns. 26 miles from Bend, just beyond the tiny Millican store (CLOSED) turn on the dirt road and follow it to the top of Pine Mountain, about 8 miles. This drive requires about an hour from Bend. Be sure you have enough fuel to return to Bend and be sure to bring warm clothing, food and water, as there is usually no food or water service onsite."
Link to Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B047'29.0%22N+120%C2%B056'33.0%22Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-120.9425,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
Link to Website: http://pmo.uoregon.edu/
Virtual Tour of site: http://pmo-sun.uoregon.edu/~pmo/pmotour/index.html
Objective: To enhance our understanding of astronomical bodies and concepts while instilling a love for the big open mysteries of space!
Trip Outline (Rough) Schedule:
8:00 am Arrive school at normal time
8:00-9:00 am- Organize supplies, set things out for the bus, then go over schedule, exert energy until bus arrives
9:00 am Bus arrives/Depart CHPCS
12:00 noon Prineville Bathroom Break/Snack
12:20 pm Back on the Road
1:30 pm Arrive PMO
LunchSet up CampLesson 1SnackLesson 2DinnerFree Time
8:00/9:00 pm Tour and Star Gazing
11:30 pm All in Bed
8:00 am Wake-Up
10 am Depart PMO
11:45 am Madras Bathroom Break / Snack
12:00 noon Back on the Road
2:00 pm Arrive CHPCS / All Dismissed
Students will receive a checklist to help them pack what they need for our trip this Thursday.
What we need:
Tents (Large tents students can share are ideal and facilitate set-up, take-down, and safety)
Coolers for water/food
Chaperones- we need at least five adults to accompany our 6th graders on this trip. Please let me know ASAP if you are able to join us! It will be a unique and enlightening experience!
PMO Useful links:
Blog - you can submit questions and the person will reply back usually w/in 24 hours.
Weather (Current Conditions)
Live Dome Cam
Camera on top of mountain