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2015 Science Olympiad

2015 Science Olympiad

2015 Science Olympiad

This years Science Olympiad team consisted of 15 members who competed in 20 different events at UCI February 14.  Tesoro team placed 15th overall out of 28 teams in Orange County.  The students had a great time and look forward to competing in next years competition.  Visit the Tesoro Science Olympiad page for more information.

Sustainability Garden

Science Department Home

Tesoro High School Science Teachers

Busenkell, Bill Science Department Chair
Cadiz, Robin Teacher
Chambers, Jenny Teacher
Cogan, Steve Science Teacher
Danner, Steven Teacher
Leiva, Megan Science Teacher
McKinley, Michelle (949) 234-5310 Science Teacher
O'Malley, Shannon Teacher
Ritscher, Nathaniel Science Teacher
Tubbs, Tony Teacher
Williamson, Jacob Teacher
Yu, Annie Teacher

Tesoro's Science Teachers


Click HERE to view the plans.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano for their generous 2-year grant and membership in the highly successful Grow Your Own! program. 

Check out an overhead view of the Outdoor Science Classrooms!

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Plant Identification Resources

Click HERE to see a list of the 47 types of plants in our CA Native Plant Garden. Included is a map, showing their locations.

Thank you Tree of Life Nursery for all of your help with the CA Native Plant Garden!

Click HERE to see colored photos of some of the most common native and non-native plants you will find as you walk around the outskirts of Tesoro HS. There is also a checklist to indicate the plants you see and a dichotomous key to many of Orange County's common plants.

Bobcat kitten

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Tesoro Wildlife Camera Link

Click HERE for video archives.

Click HERE to LIKE us on our Tesoro HS Wildlife Cameras Facebook page.

Click HERE to see an article and slide show about our cameras in The OC Register.

Click HERE to see Close-Up Photos from our gardens.

CA Native Plant Garden

Nature Trail

Titan Alumni in Scientific America

Titan Alumni in Scientific America

Former Outstanding Tesoro Science Alumni published in Scientific America

Austin Hay, pictured above, is senior in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and will graduate this May with a BS in Environmental Engineering. Austin is an alumnus of the Guam and Palau 2011 expedition, and will accompany the 2012 course as a volunteer assistant. In Fall 2012, Austin will be pursuing a PhD in Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. Click this link to view the article.

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