During the first week of July, CIS middle school students traveled to Tybee Island, GA, for a fun ecology and history trip. Twenty-five middle school students, as well as parent chaperones and science teachers Mrs. Moore and Mr. Hager, braved the heat of coastal Georgia during the trip. They explored salt marshes, learned about Fort Pulaski's Civil War history, kayaked to Little Tybee Island, paddle-boarded through Spartina grass, listened to a ghost tour about Savannah's haunted history, and climbed 178 stairs to the top of the lighthouse for wonderful views of the island.
The annual trip allows middle schoolers to learn about a very different region of the country as they pursue unique educational, physical and social experiences. It is a wonderful bonding opportunity for our students!