Field Trips Tag

Westminster Academy students went beyond the classroom and ventured into the Wakodahatchee Wetlands with biology teacher, Mr. Raborn this past weekend. With notebooks in hand, this “walk and talk” allowed students to explore various ecosystems in one of Florida’s most prominent—and beautiful—wetlands. Wakodahatchee Wetlands is located in Delay Beach and features a three-quarter mile boardwalk with interpretive signage, gazebos, and benches throughout. After the walk, Mr. Raborn finished by answering questions and sharing a devotional....

This past Monday, the first grade went to John U. Lloyd State Park in Dania Beach for the culmination of their Ocean Unit to search for the character of God in His Creation. It was a windy day, and the students learned that even for sea creatures God is our Rock, our Hiding Place, and our Protector....

Eighth-grade students participated in an exciting Junior Achievement program called JA Finance Park. It encompassed important educational lessons about financial literacy and career awareness. As a culminating part of the program, students spent the day at a hands-on, experiential JA Finance Park site located at Broward College in Coconut Creek. This visit provided students with an opportunity to apply, in a realistic setting, what they have learned in the classroom. Students were responsible for planning a budget for themselves and their fictional family. The goal was to help students see how classroom learning connects to real-world actions and events. Students acquired knowledge through hands-on...

On Wednesday, March 29, our Middle School Life Science and Engineering classes, led by Mrs. Coury, went on an educational field trip they are unlikely to forget! Hosted by Dr. Floralba Arbelo-Marrero, Amy Ellis, Ph.D., and Jaime Picanol, Psy.D., of Carlos Albizu University, our students and chaperons were welcomed with refreshments, then they split into two groups and taken to see one of the presentations. Our Life Science students began by sitting in with Dr. Amy Ellis to discuss biology, life sciences, scientific observations, mental health, and careers in psychology. She was able to conduct psychology experiments using simple materials and...

The High School Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Jeff Carroll, traveled to Grand Bahama Island on Thursday, March 2, for what should have been a 4-day, 3-night performance trip. However, due to rough seas and the cancellation of their return ferry, the band had to extend their stay by and an additional day. While on the island the band performed at: The Lucaya Children’s Home where they were an encouragement to children who have been removed from their families The Lucaya International School where they encouraged their school to start their own band program The Lucaya Presbyterian Church as the main entertainment...