The Gulf County 21st Century Summer Enrichment Camp experienced some “Wild Adventures” over a period of six weeks at both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Elementary schools. In addition to academic lessons on the subject of insects, bugs, bees, and other living things, each school took various field trips to visit these Wild Animals in real life.
These field trips included glass-bottom boat tours in Wakulla Springs, the State of Florida Museum of Scientific Discovery of Wild Animals, Specimen and touch tanks in Panacea, and trips to location areas to collect insect specimens for experiments.
Each week included discovery of facts, research of facts, and arts and crafts of all Wildlife being researched.
These trips were amazing because it gave the students a chance to get “up close and personal” with living creatures.
The goal of the 21st Century Enrichment Program is to provide enrichment and exposure activities that complement the curriculum being taught during the regular school year. It also keeps students engaged and using their minds during the summer when it is easy not to do so.
A wonderful summer of adventure was had by all.