Student Reporters Dig up Stories at Channel Islands National Park

The recent discovery of a 15,000 year-old mammoth skull on Santa Rosa Island, the most remote part of Channel Islands National Park, could reveal an archaeological link between the colombian and pygmy mammoth species. Students from PBS SoCal’s Student Reporting Lab at Etiwanda High School explored the island and its archaeological abundance to uncover the story.

Curious about the process? Go behind the scenes with Etiwanda students to trace their journey.

About Student Reporting Labs:
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs are classes, after-school programs, and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities. PBS SoCal supports three labs in Southern California


Student team:
Allicia Dean – editor, videographer
Keala Naipo, Martita Ureno de Arias – reporters
Jade Bobeda, Chase Klein, Samantha Zamora, Nick Hinojosa (on camera reporter/narrator) – videographers
Ty Koslowski, Riana Teran, Carly Soos, Salina Singh – sound techs

Mentor team:
Bernadette Vargas, Science Teacher and Science Mentor, Etiwanda High School
Peggy Pico, PBS SoCal Mentor
Nsikan Akpan, Science Journalism Mentor, PBS SRL
Bernadine Judson, Adviser, Etiwanda High School