In February, forty-three Heritage high school students and their teacher chaperones traveled to Gulf Shores, Alabama to participate with the Marine Science Adventure. They enjoyed hands on experience about several different marine ecological systems that are native to our state. Lead by science teacher, Sarah Smith, participants also studied the sand dunes, the intertidal zone, maritime forest, salt marshes, and a local lagoon. Students enjoyed special visits to Fort Morgan and Alligator Alley and spending the evenings in fellowship as they studied the book of Habakkuk. “It was a great time,” Mrs. Smith said about the trip. Her hope is that the students walked away with a new appreciation for the fact, “….that our God has designed a pretty amazing creation.”
When asked how this field trip enhanced the students’ learning experience, Smith said, “This took learning outside of the classroom where students were able to connect to each other that might be in a different class then them. It also brought the students closer to the staff that went. Sometimes it is nice to see teachers outside of the classroom in a ‘normal situation.’ Also any chance that we can see God in creation is great.” We look forward to more opportunities to take learning outside of the classroom with our HCA students. Stay tuned for more news about what is happening at Heritage Christian Academy and enjoy photos from the trip!