Kindergarten: Key West Wildlife Center
Students practice using their senses while they explore the rehabilitation of birds at the Key West Wildlife Center on White Street in Key West.
First Grade: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Students travel to the park to do research on native plants. Students then prepare presentations for Sigsbee Day at Fort Zach.
Second Grade: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Students do research on life in the butterfly garden and then prepare presentations on life cycles on animals and plants for Sigsbee Day at Fort Zach.
Third Grade: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Students do research on the native plants in the Hardwood Hammock, Pine Rockland and the Coastal Berm. Students presented on energy in these different habitats.
Third Grade: Mangrove Kayaking
Students culminate their study of classification and food webs with an investigation kayaking in the mangroves.
Third Grade: Mangrove Mitigation
Students help restore red mangroves on Boca Chica Base by assisting the biologists with their mangrove mitigation efforts.
Fourth Grade: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Students do research on the weathering and erosion on the park's resources. Students then travel back to the park to present on the degredation of the park's historical features.
Fifth Grade: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Students culminate their study of the earth by learning and presenting on how the weather patterns of south Florida compare to locations around the world.
Fifth Grade: Everglades National Park
Students spend three days camping at the Hidden Lake Environmental Education Camp exploring the local ecosystem.
Sixth Grade: Munson Island
Students camp on Munson Island which normally hosts boy scout campers. Students investigate marine life through wading and snorkeling while at this rustic destination.
Seventh Grade: Dry Tortugas National Park
Students take a one day expedition to the Fort Jefferson to study the marine life and historical social studies aspects of the park.
Seventh Grade: Higgs Beach
Students work with Reef Relief to study the unique aspects of the marine life at Higgs Beach and use their scientific studies to investigate health of our coral reef ecosystems.
Eighth Grade: Pigeon Key
Students camp for 3 days on Pigeon Key with all 8th grade charter school students from Monroe County as they investigate the local marine ecosystems.