Cross-curricular studies are designed to be interactive learning opportunities that cover multiple teaching fields and subject matter. Each of our studies has a specific theme, yet incorporates real-life learning opportunities in all of the core academic areas. The field trips are a vital teaching tool at LRA as we strive to make learning real for all of our students. All trips are mandatory as lessons are taught and assessments are made during the time off campus. The Port Aransas/Rockport study below is an example of the extensive study done across the curriculum.

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Social Studies:  Geocaching; Latitude and Longitude

Science: Exploration of Types of Marine Zooplankton and Phytoplankton;

Measurement and Effects of Salinity, Turbidity, and Dissolved O2 in an Estuary;    Ocean Connections Through the Science on a Sphere Program.

Math: Components and Calculations of the Different Types of Waves

English:  Devotions and Reflective Essay

On-site:  Geocaching, Texas Maritime Museum, Fulton Mansion, UT Marine     Institute, Sphere Education

Other Off-Campus Studies

Natural Bridge Caverns/Wildlife Safari

Fulton MansionSan Antonio Scavenger Hunt/Legends Tour

Sweet Berry Farms with Bobcat Buddies

Nimitz Museum

Christmas Cookie Bake

Austin Texas Museum

Bullock Museum/Capitol Tour Texas Memorial Museum

Mission Concepión

Fort Sam Houston

Lost Maples State Park

State Capitol, Austin, Texas

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo