Ocean Week at Rancho Santa Fe School


The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation recently supported the R. Roger Rowe School’s annual Ocean Week.  Each year R. Roger Rowe provides “a stimulating, educational event showcasing many ocean-themed classroom activities presented by experts and researchers in their field.  Ocean Week is the culmination of ocean study that has taken place throughout the school year, and is the result of a partnership between the school curriculum and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, as well as the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

“This dynamic science program where students explore earth, life, and physical science, integrating language arts, music, and visual arts through the lens of marine science, has been at the core of the school’s Ocean Week program for the past 22 years.  Roberta Dean, a co-founder of the program, and former education specialist from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, coordinates the Scripps Ocean Partnership.” Photos by Jon Clark. For photos online, visit