Online public school hosts field trip to Foss Waterway Seaport


On Thursday, Sept. 26, students and teachers from Washington Connections Academy, a local online public school, gathered for a field trip to Foss Waterway Seaport to learn about the whale species and the waters they live in. Students discovered the similarity between whale bones and human bones, how whales feed and how sound travels in water versus air.  

For students attending online school, field trips provide them an opportunity to interact with their teachers and peers face-to-face while learning about science. 

“Field trips through Washington Connections Academy are great because they create a pathway for students to join a supportive community and build lifelong friendships,” said Washington Connections Academy teacher Candice Greenlee.

The field trips are fun for Washington Connections Academy parents and learning coaches, too. “My daughter loved all the hands-on activities. It was great to meet the teachers and the other families in such a fun environment,” said Stephanie F.

The young students had a blast. “I liked getting to touch the sea life and make new friends on the field trip,” said Zoe J., a Washington Connections Academy kindergarten student. Her friend Annabelle liked learning about the whales. “We got to wear life jackets and go on the boat!”

To learn more about Washington Connections Academy, visit

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