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"Nature Walk & Habitat Restoration" @ Jack Dunster Marine Biological Reserve

When: 2nd Saturday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Get Directions

(562) 570-3100

Description: Habitat Restoration at the Jack Dunster Marine Biological Reserve! Please wear close-toed shoes, work clothes and we'll provide water but you need to provide the container. Contact Cris for more information: cris@lcwstewards.org or check out the following websites: http://lcwstewards.org/calendar.html

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El Dorado Nature Center - Saturday Stewards

Join us from 10am to noon 1st Saturday of each month

Location: 7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Gain Service Learning Hours and help the environment! Come and help with the restoration and cleanup of our wonderful nature center. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and wear sun protection. Rain cancels. For more information, contact Erin Kelly or Brooke Davis @ Pre-registration is required (562) 570-1745


Science Department


Science Mission Statement

The goal of science education at Jordan is to develop in all students a process of thinking which encourages curiosity, accurate observation and interpretation of their surroundings and open-mindedness. Using their scientific knowledge and skills, students will become better decision-makers and have a greater appreciation and enjoyment of life in our rapidly changing technologically scientific world.

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Jordan offers a wide variety of science courses:


  • Life Science
  • Biology 1-2,  Biology 2, IB Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Lab Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemistry,  IB Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Engineering



Cabrillo and Jordan Students



The Pre-College Summer Academy is a dual-enrollment, on-campus program with curriculum consisting of 48 hours of either COMM130 (Intro to Public Speaking) or THEA113 (Introduction to Acting). High school juniors and seniors will get to choose one of the two courses and have the chance to receive 3 units of college credit over summer!


Course Descriptions


COMM 130 – Essentials of Public Speaking

This course will fulfill the Foundation-A2 General Education (GE) requirement. The class is about the composition and delivery of speeches to inform and persuade. Logical organization will be stressed.


THEA 113 – Introduction to Acting

This course will fulfill the Explorations-C1 General Education (GE) requirement. In this class, you will do a review of actors and acting, past and present; their work as artists; basic exercises in voice, diction, movement, and personality projection.



July 9 – Aug 2, 2018


Monday - Thursday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm


LOCATION:  On campus at CSULB


Transportation provided by LBUSD



For more information and/or to enroll in

a course, please contact:


Chris Borunda

LBUSD Administrator

K16 Collaborations & District Programs

Equity, Access, College and Career Readiness


E-Mail: CBorunda@lbschools.net

Phone:  (562) 997-8321


Take a summer math course at CSU Long Beach and satisfy your General Education Requirement! Earn university credit and LBUSD math credit at the same time! 
Where?  CSU Long Beach campus (LA-5 building) 
What?  MATH 103 – Mathematical Ideas (special section only for LBUSD students, 30 student maximum), 3 units/10 high school credits 
When?  July 9–27, 2018 (M-F, 9 am to 12 pm) 
MATH 103 students will be introduced to the modeling cycle through structured activities from the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). Within each modeling project, students will investigate and learn novel mathematical, statistical, and technological tools while making use of and reinforcing the content which students learned in high school. A culminating final project will engage students in the entire modeling process, beginning with the identification of a real problem and ending with the showcasing of a web-based report of outcomes. 
How?   You must have passed Algebra 2 w/”B” or better  Tell your counselor you are interested  CSULB will register you once you complete a registration form  LBUSD & CSULB will pay for the course and parking  No textbook needed 
Register at the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/MNyMokqrOHWXNdeJ2  by May 31st



Scholarship Opportunities

More information is available in the College and Career Center

1) The Ayn Rand Institute:Essay Contests (gifts  for educators, as well)

2) American political Science Assoc, networking a world of scholars
    (multiple scholarships, programs opportunities)

3) Cornell University Graduate School -- Diversity  fellowships

4) ScienceNet: Undergraduate - Scholarships 

5) World Learning--Study Abroad Scholarships

6) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
7) College Scholarships for All Minorities

A-grow Culture @ JPlus

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Jordan Plus Organic Garden

The organic garden located adjacent to the Jordan Plus campus was started in 2003 by Mr. Sourbeer when the campus was The Freshmen Academy.  In the 2012-13 year Serena Stevens began working on the Jordan main campus and joined Sourbeer in the efforts to up-keep the freshman academy garden.  Serena was assigned to teach Earth Science on our new Jordan Plus campus (previously, The Freshman Academy) for the 2013-14 school year. When she acquired the keys to the garden Serena began working on it throughout that summer; a volunteer list was created before summer break, so students could help her out during that summer to improve the garden. Since that time she has had students complete many service learning hours in the garden.  It will forever be a work in progress and a place to watch nature at its best.

   They like to call their garden the Agrow-Culture Garden.  It was originally the Phat Habitat, then S.O.U.L Garden (Sourbeer).  They have hopes and dreams to have chickens and other farm animals, so agriculture was a better term for them to use.  This evolved into “Agrow-Culture”, which Serena feels has a hopeful and accurate description of her gardeners!

   This is what they are growing so far:  Grapes (2 varieties), aloe vera, tomatoes, lavender, sage, thyme (regular and lemon), tarragon, lemon balm, mint, collard greens, ginger, sugar cane, 2 orange trees, 2 avocado trees (one baby and another small one), guava tree, loquat tree,  rosemary, lemon verbena, roses, cotton, lions tail, strawberries, luffah, nopales, oregano, lettuce, a few California Native plants, sunflowers, watermelon, pinto beans, purple podded beans, lentil beans, bee balm, pineapple plants, jalapeno’s, blackberries, borage, calendula, pumpkins, basil, amaranth, hollyhock, vetch, westeria, zucchini.... and several things that are trying to take over.

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Colorado Lagoon Restoration


Join us from 10am to noon EVERY SECOND SATURDAY. 

Location: 5119 E Colorado St, Long Beach, CA 90814Service Learning hours. Participate in activities such as native plant restoration, wildlife counts, coastal clean-up. Wear appropriate shoes and sun protection.

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Today: 5/25/18



What's Causing California Megadrought?

The driest winter on record is proving to be one of California's greatest obstacles. To get the inside story click here.


Science Instructors

The 16 science instructors at Jordan are exceptionally gifted at helping students discover the wonders of science through inquiry-based teaching and work collaboratively as a team to develop student-centered, engaging real-world curriculum.

To contact an instructor, click on their name below.


Boukris, Lamine   Biology 1-2, Anat/Phys

  • Rm 1208, ext. 2238

Chalker, Kalvin   Biology 1-2, Marine Biology 1-2

  • Rm 1303,  ext. 2243

Campbell, Ryan   Biology 1-2

  • Rm 707, ext. 2077

Hoyos, Gerald   Biology 1-2  SDAIE, Biology 1-2

  • Rm 1206, ext. 2236

Hunt, Susan   IB chem DP, IB Chem MYP

  • Rm 1304, ext. 2244

Kostenbader, Tracy   Medical Biology 1-2, EPH,  Anat/Phys, Co-Dept Head

  • Rm 1302, ext 2242

Meade, Kelly   Medical Chemistry 1-2, Lab Earth Science, EPH

  • Rm 1308, ext. 2248

Nugal, Kathi    Lab Earth Science

  • Rm 1307  ext 2247

Oh, Paul    Chemistry 1-2, Lab Earth Science

  • Rm 1207 ext 2237 

Paulsen, Carynn   Engineering, Physics 1-2

  • Rm 1204, ext. 2234

Rash, Kelly   Lab Earth Science, Co-Dept Head

  • Rm 1306, ext 2246

Richardson, Bill   Forensics, Environmental Science 

  •  Rm 1202, ext. 2232

Sandoval, Jesus   Chemistry 1-2

  • Rm 1305, ext. 2245

Stevens, Serena   Lab Earth Science, Master Gardner

  • Rm 1205, ext. 2035

Van Divort, Alan   IB Biology 1-2, AP Environmental, Biology 1-2

  • Rm 1203, JMC   ext. 2233

"Adopt a Wetland" at Golden Shores Marine Biological Reserve

When: 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am – 12pm

Get directions

Meet by the Catalina Terminal on 101 Golden Shore Drive

401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802

Help keep one of two Long Beach Los Cerritos Wetlands pollution-free and earn Service Learning credit!  The estuary is a critical food source for migrating birds and is a nursery for coastal fish. Sponsored by the Port of Long Beach and the Friends of Los Cerritos Wetlands.  All equipment and snacks are provided!

Contact Cris for more information: cris@lcwstewards.org or check out the following websites: http://lcwstewards.org/calendar.html

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30 Min Monthly Beach Clean-ups

Meet the 3rd Sat of the month at 10am at 1 S. Granada Ave at Ocean Blvd, Belmont Shore, to help rid the beach of trash and debris. Free parking.  You are welcome to show up by yourself or with your group.  Bags, gloves, snacks, drinks provided! DOOR PRIZES!   


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