DAY TRIP INCLUDES
- Wakulla Springs State Park Guided River Tour
- Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory: Aquarium, Dock & Marsh Tour, Hands-on Educational Programs
- Guided tours of the Historic Capitol and new Capitol
- St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
- Challenger Center
- Tour of FSU Campus
- Pebble Hill Plantation
Wakulla Springs State Park in Florida is home to one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. Due to the supply of water an abundance of wildlife such as alligators, turtles, manatees, birds, fish and more call this spring their home. Witness nature’s beautiful changes as it flushes different colors in fall, winter and spring as you walk through the parks nature trails. Spend a day in the life of a marine biologists and enjoy the interactive nature center of Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory. Develop awareness of sea life and cultivate the desire to protect these delicate creatures and their habitats.
Challenger Center transports students to a cutting edge Mission Control room and a high-tech Space Station. Whether their mission is flying to the Moon, intercepting a comet, visiting Mars, or studying the Earth from the International Space Station, students see classroom lessons brought to life in the engaging, dynamic, simulated learning environment.
The Refuge occupies 70,000 acres along 45 miles of coastline, south of Tallahassee, Florida, an area with a rich cultural history going back about 15,000 years. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge offers environmental education programs aimed at a full range of age groups. Most programs take place in and near the Environmental Education building.
Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida, is home to the Seminoles and the beautiful Florida State University campus. One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking.
A visit to Pebble Hill in Thomasville, Georgia is sure to result in an awe-inspiring and memorable experience for all who enter the plantation’s gates. Pebble Hill Plantation has been called a Georgia Belle. This stately architectural beauty stands proudly amid the magnolias and long leaf pines of southwest Georgia, and like an alluring belle, it has magnetic appeal and breathtaking beauty.