Weekly roundup: 16,000 OC students score science lesson from the Anaheim Ducks, honoring Black History Month, and more

The Anaheim Ducks hosted a field trip for more than 16,000 local elementary students to learn about science and how it impacts the game of hockey. (Photo courtesy of the Anaheim Ducks)

More than 16,000 elementary students from local school districts took a field trip to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Thursday to explore science, technology, engineering and math through the game of hockey.

Returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2020, the Anaheim Ducks’ largest Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education — or S.C.O.R.E. — event of the year invites students to interact with exhibits, watch stage shows and have the opportunity to watch the Ducks practice.

The Ducks players spoke to students and led on-ice activities demonstrating how energy transfers occur in different scenarios of a game.

The event also brought students outside of the center where partners Orange County Waste & Recycling and the Orange County Department of Education’s Inside the Outdoors program offered children an opportunity to learn about how they can help the environment.

“Students were able to experience hands-on lessons about diverting waste, composting and the power of animals in our environment with Inside the Outdoors,” said ITO Outreach Manager Yarib Dheming.

Teachers also received information on the free Eco Challenge curricula available for grades K-12 developed in partnership with Orange County Waste & Recycling.

Here are the other stories we’ve been following this week:

  • There are 58 counties in California and each one has a county office of education. OCDE’s media services team produced a video that offers a quick primer on how the offices support school systems, students and families throughout the state.

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