On Friday, May 3rd, second graders enjoyed a wonderful day in the valley exploring Natural Bridge and the Virginia Safari Park. With the support of our wonderful PTO and parent chaperones, 89 second graders headed via charter bus to Natural Bridge in Lexington, Virginia.
The first view of Natural Bridge is breathtaking and our students were amazed to learn that you can stack two Statues of Liberty underneath the bridge! Students walked along the beautiful Cedar Creek Trail, explored a cave and puzzled over the Lost River. At the Monacan Village, students went inside a longhouse and a wigwam, and learned about how the Monacan Indians used their natural resources to live.
At Virginia Safari Park, we enjoyed a relaxing lunch and then explored the zoo with our chaperones before boarding the wagons for a tour of the park. Students fed llamas, emus and ostriches, different varieties of deer, some massive buffalo and elk, pot-bellied pigs and goats. The blue tongue of the giraffe made our students roar with laughter, and they were thrilled when colorful birds landed on their finger or food stick.
It was just a great day, and as one second grade student said, “This was the best field trip ever!”
Thank you to everyone who made this trip such a big success for our students!