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Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

Boston trip provides learning, fun

It was a trip to learn about history and science and see the sites of one of the oldest cities in America as well as a trip of a lifetime! Staff and 43 seventh graders recently visited historic Boston. This trip was an opportunity to bring to life social studies and science curricula students have been studying during the year. Students also spent the year doing a variety of fundraisers to help pay for this trip, and some generous donations were made to help defray expenses.  
 The students spent part of their first day at New England Six Flags Amusement Park experiencing Newton’s Laws of Motion and Gravity first-hand by experiencing some exciting thrill rides and roller coasters. Dinner at Hard Rock Café and a trip back in time on the Freedom Trail Tour concluded the first day.    
Day two began with a visit to the Boston Tea Party Museum where students immersed themselves in the rich history of this famous historical event that included multi-sensory experiences, live actors, interactive exhibits, and a full-scale replica of an 18th-century sailing vessel.  The group enjoyed lunch and shopping at Boston’s famous Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.  
Next was a visit to the New England Aquarium, home to thousands of aquatic animals. Students explored the largest shark and sting ray touch tank on the East Coast and the giant ocean tank, which is a four-story coral reef home to Myrtle the sea turtle, and hundreds of Caribbean Sea creatures.  
From the aquarium, students hopped on the famous Boston Duck Tour. An amphibious vehicle gave everyone a tour of the city by land and water, and all students were given a chance to drive the Duck along the Charles River.  
Capping off the final day was a visit to Fenway Park and an adventurous speedboat ride in the Boston Harbor called “Codzilla.”
It was a wonderful three days for our Tigers in the Middle! Thank you to all who made the trip possible.


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