September 2015 Field Trips

Historic Pensacola Village: Village Colonial Tour Old-Christ-Church pns

Date:  Friday, September 18th, 2015

Time:  10 am

Location:  Pensacola, FL

Cost: $4.00 per person, 2 years old & under free

Payment: Day of visit via cash or check made to MRCS

Registration: Via email to Brandy Schaerer at

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 14th

Welcome to Colonial Pensacola! On this adventure, students will gain an understanding of the frontier nature of Spanish Colonial Pensacola and its development. We will tour this historic site and participate in these 3 activities:

1. What is it? Colonial Artifact Discovery: Students will be able to get up close and personal with several items that relate to life in the Colonial Period, drawing conclusions about life in early Pensacola and how it differs from today.

2. Colonial Survival: Learn what it meant to settle on the west Florida frontier – food, water, and shelter are essential! Students will learn colonial construction methods and receive a fire-starting and musket demonstration.

3. Colonial Occupation: What’s a settler to do? Learn more about colonial community and the different types of people who created it. This selection also includes a focus on candle-dipping. Participants will have the opportunity to take home their own Village made candle!

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours

Date:  Friday, September, 25, 2015airboat01

Time:  10 am

Location:  Moss Point, MS

Cost: $25.00 per adult, $15 for ages 4-9. Children under 4 cannot ride on airboat.

Registration & Payment: Via MRCS Registration mailed to MRCS office.   Form can be found & printed @

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 21

Take a walk on the wild side and visit some of the most beautiful swamp lands in South Mississippi!

Stroll along protected walkways and hand feed gators up close and personal! Bring your cameras, because you won’t want to miss this exciting chance to come face to face with an alligator!

Board one of our high speed airboats, and take a unique journey through the surrounding wilderness. You’ll witness alligators, birds and marine life in their natural habitat, as you tour our 105 acres which border the Grand Bay Estuary in Moss Point/Pascagoula.

Our experienced tour guides know these wetlands, and will offer you an exciting, educational and fun adventure your entire family will enjoy!  Picnic tables and shade are available for use at lunch time.

*Please note, gator chow costs an extra $5 and is available for purchase on location.  In the event of rain, the tour will be rescheduled.