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         Several field trips are integrated into our Biology 3 program.  These include visits to: 
The Malibu Tide pools
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
The Leo Carrillo Tide Pools
Fryman Canyon, Caballero Canyon
The Sepulveda Flood Control Basin
The Gold Creek Ecological Preserve
         Keep posted for field trips associated with other courses in the LAVC biology department.

Check out these pictures of Biology 3 students investigating
intertidal organisms at the Malibu tide pools:


Students meeting under the pier Professors standing on the beach

Meeting under the Pier

 Professors Huang, Houghton and Krauss

small octapus


seahare sea anemone

Sea Hare

Sea Anemone





Gold Creek Ecological Preserve


                  The Los Angeles Community College District operates at wildlife preserve and biological
            field station at Gold Creek, in the San Gabriel Mountains.  Many Valley College biology classes
            take advantage of this outdoor laboratory throughout the year.  Busses are provided for our
            students by the district Gold Creek fund, so students pay nothing for this experience.  Many
            students claim this trip was the highlight of their biology class. 

                 In addition to the block house used for storage of equipment and seminars, the field station
            boasts a large amphitheater, a covered pavilion with permanent tables, and groomed nature  
            trails that wind through various plant communities of the chaparral, riparian, and oak-woodland.


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