Each spring, the St. James School campus is transformed into a marine study lab.  The school participates in Marine Activities and Resource Education (MARE), a program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy.

Students in each grade are immersed in all things to do with our ocean and waterways.  For example, kindergarteners studied pond life to learn what grows there and how they interact in the pond environment.  Every year as a culminating activity, students make their own MARE t-shirt, using paint and stamps of ocean animals.  We celebrate what our students learn with a MARE festival, when  families are invited to school and participate in a school-wide scavenger hunt.