6th grade students enjoy a trip in mid-January with a real Florida adventure! They visit the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and tour the Everglades in an airboat and a swamp buggy. They also go on a night safari and spend an exciting night in a Chickee. The next day the students visit the homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and tour ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) a 45 acre farm.
Mandatory meeting dates and payment reminders will be announced on WOMS and in the newsletter. The first payment for this trip is mid November.
SEACAMP: Located on a small secluded harbor in the beautiful Florida Keys is the Newfound Harbor Marine Institute, known affectionately as “Seacamp”. Here, student participants are immersed in a hands-on educational adventure as they snorkel the coral heads and reefs, hike mangrove islands, explore seagrass and sponge communities, and wade through tidal pools. Seacamp participants use specimen collecting gear, microscopes, salt-water aquariums and tanks, and the famous “flattops” –> safety-certified oceanographic research vessels, to explore the many wonders of the marine environment..
This year we are also offering a trip to Boston, MA! Students will be taking a charted bus and spending time visiting some of the monuments and musemums of historic Boston along the Freedom Trail; as well as the New England Aquarium, the Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, and much more! What better way for history to come alive for our students! Look for information in the newsletter and on WOMS regarding mandatory meetings, criteria for participation, and payment reminders!