9th Grade Everglades Trip Information
Each spring the ninth grade class heads down to the Everglades National Park for a week of tent camping on the bay under the stars, while exploring the unique ecosystems and wildlife of South Florida. The Everglades is the only ecosystem of its kind in America and we are fortunate to be able to study it up close. The students get to see in person what they have studied in their biology classes making this an invaluable educational lesson, while the adventures they have together during the week makes this a wonderful time for building relationships and community together.
The adventures during the week include alligator and crocodile spotting; bird watching; hiking through tropical hardwood forests, sawgrass, and hammocks; canoeing through mangroves; and snorkeling along the coral reef at Key Largo. At the campsite, they cook together, have devotions, and sing around the campfire while stargazing.
This is a wonderful week away from the daily routines and technology in which to marvel at God’s creativity through creation in the great outdoors.
- Dates: February 24-Feb 28, 2020
- Trip Leader: Robbie Andreasen
- Cost: Approximately $340, billed to accounts on the following schedule: $170 will be billed to FACTS and due in November, $170 billed to FACTS in January
- Informational Meeting: Monday, October 14, at 7:00 pm in the Da Vinci room
This trip is an integral part of the curriculum, and we strive for 100% student participation.
Please click HERE to view and download the packing list.
Please click HERE to submit the medical form for this trip.
Form must be submitted between Friday, January 27 and Monday, February 10.