DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) Landmark Park is offering educational opportunities for educators and students. They just opened registration for their 2017 – 2018 teacher programs.
Landmark Park is helping teachers enhance the classroom experience. The park has a list of field trips that teachers can choose from that cover a variety of subjects. Subjects include agriculture, nature, history and science. Programs can involve live shows and movies in the planetarium, which Landmark Park has the only one within 100 miles of Dothan. Other options are trips to the reptile house, and a student/teacher favorite -the Martin Drugstore, where homemade ice cream sundaes are made. Prices depend on the program and range from $5 to $15 per student.
The park has been offering the programs for over 40 years, making sure each one meets state standards. You can schedule a trip to them, register for one of their set date and time season sessions, or have Landmark Park come to your class.
"We also feel when kids have the chance to do little hands on experimentation they retain the information that they learned a little bit better," said Laura Stakelum, PR Director for Landmark Park.
Teachers can also use the park as a resource without participating in the programs. Stakelum said they are welcome to bring their classes for a walk on the boardwalk, and have a picnic in the park.
If you would like to sign your class up for field trips to Landmark Park, visit http://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/school-groups/