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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.

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Tesoro High School Science Teachers
Bill Busenkell Science Department Chair
Robin Cadiz Teacher
Jenny Chambers Teacher
Steve Cogan Science Teacher
Steven Danner Teacher
Jason Kirkwood Teacher
Michelle McKinley (949) 234-5310 Science Teacher
Shannon O'Malley Teacher
Nathaniel Ritscher Science Teacher
Tony Tubbs Teacher
Jacob Williamson Teacher
Annie Yu Teacher


View the Garden 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!

Plant Identification Resources

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!

See 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

Tesoro Wildlife Camera Link

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 View the article.