Field Trips Tag

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...

The fifth-grade students became citizens of BizTown on Wednesday when they visited Junior Achievement’s facility in Coconut Creek. 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....

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...