An Hour In … AP Human Geo Field TripA one day trip to the Grand Canyon
In Mr. Pate Thomas’ AP Human Geography class, a field trip took place to see Native American artifacts at the Grand Canyon. During the trip, the class got to visit the Grand Canyon Sky Walk as well.
Getting a feel for his surroundings, senior Austin Tang looks around and takes in the scenery. This field trip involved lots of walking and a long bus ride. "My favorite part had to be the Skywalk because I had never been on it before," Tang said. "The scenery was very calming and nice as well."
Stopping their hike at the Grand Canyon, seniors Vanessa Concepcion, Zena Futsum and Lexi Brooks poke their heads out of a rock window. Walking through caves and a Skywalk was part of the trip. "When I got there it was really cold at first and then it got warmer," Brooks said. "It was really nice and pretty and I had a lot of fun."
While looking at one of the teepees, seniors Regina Gojar and Keena Venegas admire the inside. Not only were they able to go inside the teepee but also feel it.
With the canyons in the back, seniors Ben Blas, Diara Hernandez and Andrea Peret take a selfie. This piece of land stretches on for miles and they were able to get a glimpse of it. "I was really excited to get to the top and see the view of one of the most remarkable natural wonders of the world and just feel the breeze over 6,000 feet high," Hernandez said. "It was also my first time at the Skywalk and I wanted to look through the glass and feel like I was walking on air."
Inside one of the teepees are seniors Ben Blas, Diara Hernandez and Andrea Peret. They were able to get a feel for how the Native Americans lived. "It was my first time going so I really didn't know what to expect," Blas said. "When we got to go to the Skywalk it was so scary because you could see through the glass. I'm scared of heights so I was freaking out but I conquered my fear and laid down flat on the floor and looked down."
After coming off the two hour bus ride, seniors Rhovi Ann, Jochelle Pallera, Andrea Peret and Ben Blas stop by a map of the Grand Canyon. This sign helped to navigate where they were headed. "Once arriving at the Grand Canyon, I was thinking about how excited I was getting to visit one of the seven wonders of the world with some of my close knit friends," Ann said. "I was expecting to learn something new about a place that's right in our backyard, and to experience the thrill of walking the Skywalk. At the end of the day, that's exactly what I got."