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Class is in Session in the Florida Everglades

In the current age of technology, many have realized that teaching and learning can often feel mundane. What is meant to enrich the mind and inspire passion ends up feeling like a burden. Repetitive routines often hinder the ability to absorb new information, which can be particularly dull for young learners. For this reason, educators are constantly in search of exciting, new ways to spice up their curriculum. Thankfully, school field trips to Billie Swamp Safari can easily provide the getaway experience so many have been trying to incorporate into the classroom.

Experiential Natural Science

School field trips are a vital part of any educational curriculum as they allow for freedom to get out of the classroom setting, experience something new, and above all, have a little fun. So, what happens if academic learning can be paired with the fun? Everyone wins! As such, school field trips at Billie Swamp Safari can provide some of the most important teaching moments right here in South Florida’s backyard. Moreover, school field trips should be experiential, and Billie Swamp Safari has plenty of that.  Here, students can see the magnificent ecosystem of the Florida Everglades for themselves. For example, swamp buggy tours can show students thousands of species of plant and animal life. Also, Everglades airboat rides will get young minds up close to the American Alligator and other aquatic creatures. In addition, there are hundreds of different species of birds.  At the same time, students can be enriched by the history of the Seminole Tribe, who have coexisted with nature in the Everglades for about 300 years.

School field trips to Billie Swamp Safari provide a chance at incorporating education through several learning styles at once. Our natural science field trips offer students the opportunity to learn as individuals, with whatever style suits them best (audio, visual, tactile). However, since our students are our future, they will assist in further preservation of the Everglades, which has dwindled significantly in size. This reduction is due largely in part to human interference, so educating the next generation on the importance and relevance of the everglades is essential.

partners in educationPartners in Education

Billie Swamp Safari has made it their mission to increase understanding of the Everglades and improve education curriculum through the partners in education program. In addition to a wonderful field trip option for classes, several individualized programs can be offered in support of this objective. Students with improved grades are able to gain admission (for themselves and one guardian) to a Free Critter Show upon presentation of their report cards. Also, educators can similarly benefit through our free Swamp Safari Day passes during the month of July.

Where Do I Sign-up?

Billie Swamp Safari is proud to be approved by the Broward and Collier County School Board as “Partners in Education”. Additional offers include scouts, church groups and parties of 14 or more. For more information about Group and Educational Packages please call us at 800-GO-SAFARI or email us at safari@semtribe.com.

About Florida Seminole Tourism (FST)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Indian Tribe. FST is a top Florida Everglades adventure, learning and camping destination. We share the excitement and wonder of the Florida Everglades to visitors from around the globe. Our award-winning Everglades attractions include Billie Swamp Safari, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and Big Cypress RV Resort & Campground.

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