Georgia offers many destinations that highlight its rich history, economic and cultural diversity, and wide range of ecological regions. With participation in a Georgia Studies field trip, students gain the opportunity to explore significant locations south of Atlanta.
Columbus is well known for Fort Benning, with its impressive National Infantry Museum and IMAX Theater adjacent to its sprawling military base. The city is also home to the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, which offers simulator programs in its Challenger Center as well as multimedia presentations in the Omnisphere Theater. Also of interest in Columbus is the Civil War Naval Museum, offering authentic artifacts and knowledgeable staff describing the often overlooked roles of both Blue and Gray navies.
From Cordele to Plains, the SAM Shortline Railroad offers a new perspective on Georgia. In Plains, the accomplishments of Jimmy Carter are brought to life by a local expert, and students can also visit the museum housed in the old Plains High School and see President Carter’s boyhood home. An authentic Southern buffet is available as a lunch stop in Americus, and extended field trips can incorporate destinations in Macon.
In Pine Mountain, students are treated to Wild Animal Safari with an extensive tour of exotic animals in recreated African habitats or a visit to the expansive natural vistas at Callaway Gardens. These two venues combine well with a trip to Warm Springs to see Roosevelt’s Little White House and have lunch at the Bulloch House.
Andersonville conjures haunting images of the events of the Civil War amid the POW camp, museum and cemetery. The museum is dedicated to POWs of all armed conflicts, and students have an opportunity to explore the museum as well as view the entire grounds on a guided motor coach tour.
Near the Georgia-Florida border in Folkston, students can visit the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest blackwater swamp in North America, to learn about alligators, cypress trees, and colorful pioneer history. Nearly all the swamp is designated as a National Wildlife Refuge. Students can enjoy cookouts near the swamp and explore one of the first homesteads built in the area, circa 1920.
Make this trip extraordinary by adding visits to Savannah, the oldest city in the state, or to Tybee Island, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, or Cumberland Island to experience the beauty and biodiversity of Coastal Georgia ecosystems
Pricing for Georgia Studies field trips will vary based upon selections, timeframes, and a number of other factors. Please inquire.