After pandemic pause, field trips enlighten, excite metro Atlanta kids

October 6, 2022- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Vanessa McCray

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Photo by Steve Schaefer

The morning routine was underway in a windowless Brookview Elementary School classroom where strands of twinkle lights provided a soft glow. Then, the teacher announced it was time to line up.

Excitement bubbled as second graders at the Fulton County school stowed away science notebooks and waited in an increasingly boisterous cafeteria for buses to take them on the year’s first field trip. Their destination: The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, an hour-long drive north from the East Point school.

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