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Atlanta Field Trip: A Teacher’s Perspective

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Atlanta Field Trip

Carpenter Middle School student council students are ready for fun at Zoo Atlanta! Photo: Betsy Tillett

About the Author:  Betsy Tillett has been a teacher for 12 years in Blount County Tennessee. She teaches science and social studies and is the co-sponsor of the student council along with Susan Koehl. She is married and has two children ages 15 and 7.

Atlanta School Trip

photo: Betsy Tillett

I had the privilege of taking our student council to Atlanta, GA for two days this spring. We had a GREAT time on our Atlanta field trip! The trip was so well organized and went off without a hitch!

The first day our first stop was at Zoo Atlanta. The zoo is great! There are lots of animals and it is well maintained. We then headed to CNN studios for a studio tour. On our way, our very knowledgeable tour guide suggested we stop for a photo opp with the Atlanta skyline in the back ground! We then toured the studios which was very interesting and educational. We walked over to Olympic Park and then drove to dinner at The Varsity.

We then returned to the hotel, which was very nice. The kids got to swim for an hour since it had a heated indoor/outdoor pool. By that I mean the pool was half indoor and half out door! The kids LOVED that!

Atlanta Field Trip

Betsy Tillett and Susan Koehl stop for a photo at the Fernbank Museum with
the giant sloth. photo: Betsy Tillett

With our night security in place, I slept great knowing someone was watching out for our kiddos.

The second day we headed to Fernbank Museum of Natural History. It was a new place for me and I was impressed! Really nice, great exhibits, and very educational! The kids loved the interactive room where they could try out different things and enjoy hands on activities. Our next stop after lunch at a large food court with tons of options, was the Georgia Aquarium. It is one of the best aquariums in the world (of course that is my opinion.) Watching the trainers feed the sea lions is amazing!

Before heading home we ate dinner at Hard Rock Cafe and then said good bye to our tour guide. The kids were sad to see him go because he was a lot of fun and really good to the kids. We were all tired as we loaded the bus back to Tennessee but happy!!

Atlanta Field Trip

Carpenter Middle School student council students enjoying Atlanta. Photo: Betsy Tillett