This entry was written by Linnea Bird of Scotts Valley High School
After the long train ride from Salinas, we finally arrived at Santa Barbara at about six o’clock. We got into vans and drove over to the campus. We then went directly to the cafeteria where we had a delicious meal and had an entertaining, yet messy, time scooping our own ice cream cones for dessert.
Next, we walked over to the UCSB Research Experience and Education Facility or “REEF” for our first look at some of the organisms we were going to see on the islands. When we finished in the REEF, we were in awe over the spectacular sunset reflected over the reservoir. We then made our way to the dorms to get a good night’s rest for the action-packed days ahead of us.