• On Feb. 1, Mission Bay International Baccalaureate marine science students participated in the Love Your Wetlands Day at Kendall Frost Preserve and presented their project about sea spray aerosols. A joint project with UCSD and Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE), students took air samples to learn about the chemistry of aerosols, climate, and the environment.
Teacher Steve Walters explained: “We had a busy day with our marine science students presenting their aerosol experiment, our Climate Kids ambassadors reaching out to the younger crowd, and the Mission Bay Eco Club demonstrating with a watershed model.”
- Japanese Friendship Garden Concert Series. Produced by the students of the award-winning Mission Bay High School music department, in partnership with the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego and the San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society, the Japanese Friendship Garden Concert Series is a new jazz program of unique live performances, from February to May, set against the serene backdrop of the Japanese Friendship Garden within the halls of the elegant Inamori Pavilion.
This bi-weekly concert series promises performances by established and emerging artists and will be designed to provide an unforgettable experience of different sounds and styles of a wide variety of jazz genres. Concerts will be held the second and fourth Thursdays from February through April and the first and third Thursdays in May.
All profits from the will go to the Mission Bay High School music program to help the Preservationists and Mambo Orchestra travel to New Orleans and Cuba in 2020. All concerts held at the Inamori Pavilion in the Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome. To purchase tickets, go to missionbaymusic.com.
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• Heather Jessee, fourth-fifth grade combination teacher, was selected by her peers as this year’s 2019-2020 School Site Teacher of the Year. She is amazing with her students, is an adventurer at heart, and a Pacific Beach local.
• On Sunday, Feb. 23, the seventh annual Schoolyard Dash 5K and 1-Mile Kids Fun Run will take place. Run, walk, or just enjoy the morning at De Anza Cove at Mission Bay. The 5K run/walk benefits Pacific Beach Middle and Mission Bay High schools through the joint parent-teacher organization, Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools. Register at raceroster.com.