The Sigsbee Charter School's seventh-grade class recently traveled to the Dry Tortugas National Park to enrich their classroom studies. The expedition took place aboard the Yankee Freedom and helped the students to further their social studies and marine science curriculum by exploring this park, which is located 70 miles west of Key West. This place-based educational opportunity allowed the students to discover Fort Jefferson's historical features with an Expedition Journal as well as to snorkel in the surrounding waters to collect marine science data with Reef Relief.
The trip was sponsored by the South Florida National Park Trust and the Key West Rotary Club.
Sigsbee Charter School (SCS) is located on Naval Air Station Key West and serves approximately 500 children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
For information, call Principal Elisa Jannes at 305-294-1861, or send an email to Elisa.Jannes@KeysSchools.com.