This field trip exploration for elementary and middle schoolers takes place at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center and includes a tour of the pioneer museum and historic examples of rural architecture. Students will gain a broader knowledge of the daily life of early settlers of Florida. A hayride shuttle is available between stations. Activities may include gardening, campfire cookery, livestock care and information, historic tool use, tours of historic houses, hide rendering and examination of sources of water and how water was collected. Students learn that conservation was necessary due to lack of convenience and relate this to modern ethical responsibilities of sustainable living. They will explore natural history, including the loss of the longleaf pine forests and draining of wetlands. Curriculum includes studies of the natural and cultural histories of Florida and the Native American nations.
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