Category Archives: Science

Native landscaping springs education into full bloom

A faint buzz fills the spring air in the Carmel Middle School bee garden. A light breeze stirs the California poppies, and the fall of footsteps startles an alligator lizard…

Call of the wild beckons students, staff to local hikes

“It’s California, man. There’s good weather and good places to hike.” And, as this laid-back motto of math teacher Mike Deckelmann demonstrates, Carmel’s Central Coast location is perfect for taking…

The diverse underwater life of Monastery Beach

Mike Guardino’s truck slips into the gravel pull-off, and we start assembling the SCUBA rigs. From years of local experience, the CHS science teacher knows better than anybody the great…

Fantastic flora and fauna found in your p

The Central Coast of California is world-famous for its unique natural beauty: dramatic oceanside cliffs, golden rolling hills, pristine redwood forests and a diverse marine sanctuary that encompasses gigantic kelp…

Carmel Valley hosts obscure piece of space history

Hidden amongst the golden hills of Carmel Valley next to Cachagua—placed there to reduce interference waves—is a little-known local gem with a historical significance of literally astronomical proportions: the Jamesburg…

Artificial intelligence’s role continues to grow

Artificial intelligence has been pondered and feared by man for decades and is now so advanced as to drive unmanned vehicles, converse with people and make decisions previously thought to…

Coming soon: Composting to create energy

Chances are you eat lunch every day. Some days you might even have leftover food. Have you ever been torn about where to put your leftovers? Starting in March, CHS…

Fungus among us: Mushrooms sprout on campus

“When it rains, it spores,” is a common saying amongst mycologists (the scientific term for mushroom lovers). And while this mushroom season has reached a lull due to a lack…