02 May Fifth-Grade Students Visit Pigeon Key
Fifth-grade students, teachers, and chaperones headed to Pigeon Key to study marine life. This three-day trip takes place off of mainland Marathon. During the trip, students will learn about marine invertebrates, Florida Keys habitats, and local fish. The trip also 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 1900s while the Old Seven Mile Bridge was under construction. The stop at Sombrero Reef allows students to experience the third largest barrier reef in the world. The students, as well as the teachers and chaperones, are having a wonderful time and making memories that will last a lifetime.