St. John Greek Orthodox Day School, Tampa

 Off-Campus Learning Trips 




The St. John mission states that students learn �the motivation to look within and beyond themselves so that they become responsible, contributing members of community life.� Our Florida community is unique, rich in heritage, resources and incredible beauty. The Florida Studies Program offers an opportunity to experience, both in the classroom and off campus, the many aspects of Florida and creates an opportunity for the St. John students to actively participate in giving back to the community.

Here�s a close-up view of the programs:

GRADE: 4th
Dates: October 4-6, 2005
Destination: Sarasota, FL
Accommodations: Coquina on the Beach Motel, Lido Key
Study Focus: Become a scientist. A study of living things, plants and animals, classifying organisms
Activities: Mote Marine Museum, 4th grade laboratory and classroom study, chartered boat ride including trawling, Mote Marine Museum tours

GRADE: 5th

Dates: October 5-6, 2005
Destination: Egmont Key, Ft. DeSoto, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
Accommodations: Tradewinds Beach Resort, St. Petersburg Beach
Study Focus: Adventures at sea, indigenous and invasive plants, Florida explorers
Activities: Chartered boat ride to Egmont Key, Ranger tour and snorkeling, historical tour of Ft. DeSoto, chartered boat for deep sea fishing from John�s Pass

GRADE: 6th

Dates: October 11-13, 2005
Destination: Myakka River State Park
Accommodations: Fully equipped cabins on-site at Myakka River State Park 
Study Focus: Self-designed program encouraging personal responsibility, team building, and planning. Fresh water study and the use of photography/art in nature.
Activities: Art/photography projects, canoeing/kayaking, airboat tour of the area, hiking/biking, and team-building

GRADE: 7th
Dates: October 11-14, 2005
Destination: Big Pine Key, FL
Accommodations: Newfound Harbor Marine Institute Sea Camp 
Study Focus: Marine Science: study aquatic animals in their own habitat, increase awareness of the interdependence of living things, coral reefs, mangrove islands, seagrass communities, and tidal pools.
Activities: Hiking through mangrove forests, wading on shorelines using specimen collection gear, microscopes, sea kayaking, and snorkeling

GRADE: 8th
Dates: October 11-14, 2005
Destination: Marathon, FL, Dry Tortugas National Park
Accommodations: Captain Ed Davidson�s Bed and Breakfast, Marathon 
Study Focus: In science�natural forces in real life situations
In English and history�investigate the history and ecology of the Florida Keys and develop a research project
Activities: Captain Ed�s Environmental Education and Eco-Tour, FAST CAT to Dry Tortugas, Snorkeling, and historic fort tour


We�re Going to Greece. Want to come too?
April 13-23, 2006

This fabulous 10-day trip is designed for our 7th and 8th graders to enrich their Greek studies. This tour includes round-trip airfare, the sights of Athens, a 4-day Aegean Cruise to many islands including Santorini and Rhodes, and most meals. ALUMNI ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US. 

For more information, please contact Marsha Quinn at 813-876-4569 or email her at

The trip is filling up fast. So hurry, space is limited!


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