Field Trips Tag

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...

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....