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5th Grade Overnight Excursion to Tallahassee

Written and photographed by 5th grade students Eleanor and Katherine Hahn

This year the fifth grade class traveled to Tallahassee for a field trip on April 27-28. After a 5 hour bus trip, we arrived at Mission San Luis. Mission San Luis is a replica of the Apalachee Indian and Spanish community during the time of the 17th century. After having a nice lunch break, we headed towards the old Capitol building, which was restored to its 1902 appearance. After completing a scavenger hunt inside the old Capitol building, we went to the new Capitol building. Inside, we visited the House of Representatives and Senate chambers and the 22nd floor observation deck. We also visited the Supreme Court and got to meet Justice Alan Lawson.

The next day we visited the Tallahassee Museum and took  a guided tour of a 1900’s Florida cracker farm. We also took a self-guided tour through 52 acres that featured animals native to Florida. We then headed to Wakulla Springs State Park for a narrated boat cruise over one of the largest freshwater springs in the world.

This field trip allowed us to see our science and social studies lessons in action. It was a very fast, tiring, and great trip!

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