Field Experiences

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.

Eighth Grade: Cuba

Students spend 8 days and 7 nights visiting three different ports in Cuba as they engage in a People to People cultural exchange.  This is the grand finale for the graduating class.

 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.