Attached is the permission slip for the 4th – 8th grade field trip tot he Lowry Park Zoo & Florida Aquarium. The MMS annual Science trip has been designed with natural science and biology in mind. We will be attending the Lowry Park Zoo and Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Fl. The cost covers the fees for the zoo and aquarium entrance, and motor coach transportation. Due to the limited number of motor coach seats, additional chaperones will not be necessary.
Students need to bring a packed lunch in disposable containers, an additional snack for later in the day, and enough water for the day. Reminders will also go home as the trip date nears. Additional money for snacks or souvenirs and the amount is at the discretion of the student and parent.
Special thanks to the PTO and MMS for their generous support, Which offsets the cost of the trip for each student by half.
About Lowry Park Zoo:
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a 56-acre nonprofit zoo located in Tampa, Florida. In 2004, Lowry Park Zoo was voted the #1 Family Friendly Zoo in the United States by Child Magazine, and is recognized by the State of Florida as the center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity.
About the Florida Aquarium:
The aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. See fierce sharks in a natural coral reef with endangered sea turtles, moray eels and more. Take a journey down wetlands trails past playful river otters, alligators and free-flight birds. A favorite is the ray and starfish touch tanks. It is an establish education resource as well as a research and conservation facilities.