Field Trips Tag

Fifth-grade students, teachers, and chaperones headed to Pigeon Key on Wednesday, May 2, to study marine life. With 61 participants, this three-day trip will take place off of mainland Marathon. During the trip, students will occupy their time learning about marine invertebrates, Florida Keys habitats, and identifying local fish. While marine life is the focus, the trip includes learning the history of Pigeon Key, snorkeling at Sombrero Reef, and fishing.Pigeon Key is a 5-acre island that once held 400 workers during the early 1900’s while the Old Seven Mile Bridge was under construction. The stop at Sombrero Reef allows students...

The fifth-grade students became citizens of BizTown on Tuesday when they visited Junior Achievement’s facility. This realistic setting inspires students to apply what they have learned about community and economy, work readiness, financial literacy, and business management.While at the JA BizTown facility, each student assumed a job. Then, they produced and sold products and received a paycheck. They also worked on a business team, repaid business loans, shopped, and managed a personal bank account. Throughout the program, students explored and enhanced their understanding of free enterprise. They used critical thinking skills to learn about key economic concepts. This hands-on learning...

The eighth-grade class visited Washington D.C. last week as part of their United States Civics course curriculum. The trip was a three-day tour of our nation’s capital.The students toured countless sites like the Smithsonian museums, National Holocaust Museum, the many memorials, Mt. Vernon, and the U.S. Capitol Building. At the National Archives, they viewed the U.S. Constitution. While the ink of the original document may be fading, the students have learned throughout the school year that the power of that ink remains firm.At Arlington National Cemetery, the students had the great privilege of being involved in the wreath-laying ceremony at...

Earlier this month, the fifth-grade class ventured off to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center on a seagrass adventure. There the students dragged nets in the seagrass to discover a collection of sea life. There was sea life of all shapes and sizes living in the seagrass. From seahorses to sea urchins, pipefish to starfish, the variety of sea life was an amazing discovery. The naturalist guide then identified each species, making sure everyone got a good look before gently releasing the catch. These seagrass beds are a rich ecosystem, and this was fun for all, as they discovered...

On Friday, November 3, the fourth-grade students took a field trip to the Everglades, along with a very special guest, Mr. Satterly! The students enjoyed learning about Seminole traditions and culture at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Festival where they even got see an alligator wrestling show. Afterward, they went to Billie Swamp Safari for an exciting afternoon. Students got to ride on airboats and swamp buggies through the Big Cypress Swamp in the Everglades and saw a number of animals in the wild while learning about the Everglades ecosystem! They also saw a snake show and got up close and...