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**All field trips require transportation by the school to the place of interest.
Jekyll Island Day Trip - $10 Extra Per Person: Come and explore Jekyll Island State park! Jekyll is just a short drive away, accessible by causeway. We will spend half the day hiking on the North-end beach, strolling through the marsh and visiting the historic Horton House. The other half of the day is catching local animal life in our seine nets in the ocean (prepare to be in the water). Students will also learn about erosion and how it affects the barrier islands up and down the coast, as we explore Driftwood beach or what the locals call "Bone Yard" beach! The same concepts are covered on Jekyll as it is on Cumberland Island. Students will go seining in the ocean and study the beach environment as described in The Living Beach, Barrier Island Dynamics and Seining classes.
Cumberland Island National Seashore Day Trip - $32 Extra Per Person: Visit this beautiful, undeveloped barrier island that is accessible only by a ferryboat. The 4-mile hike wanders through maritime forest, mansion ruins from the Carnegie family, and along the beach. Students will go seining in the ocean and study the beach environment as described in the Living Beach, Barrier Island Dynamics and Seining classes. We require 7 months notice by the teacher or no assurances can be given.
Okefenokee Swamp - $20 Extra Per Person: Climb to the top of an observation tower and overlook hundreds of acres of this National Wildlife Refuge where alligators and endangered sand hill cranes are a common sight. Students will learn about the hardships of swamp life at the Chesser homestead and study many rare and endangered plants and animals that live along the edges of a ¾ mile long boardwalk. And, get up close and personal with some of the 13,000 alligators that make their home here on a boat ride through the Suwannee Canal.
Okefenokee Swamp Canoe Trip – $30 Extra Per Person: Paddle down the Suwannee Canal enjoying beautiful scenery and a relaxed atmosphere. Along the way, students will study the flora and fauna located in the tannic acid water ecosystem of Okefenokee Swamp. No prior experience is necessary.