LPS third graders visit nation’s capital

Lancaster Primary School third graders on March 6 visited Washington, D.C. The trip was sponsored by the Lancaster County Educational Foundation.

The students began their adventure by boarding chartered buses and heading for the National Zoo, reported assistant principal Mary Catherine Jones. There they had the opportunity to see many exotic animals. Students learned about animal life cycles, habitats and behavior.

Gage Smith and Lily Russell noted their favorite part of the trip was seeing all of the animals at the zoo.

“The snakes were cool and the gorillas were scary,” said Russell.

After the morning at the zoo, the students and chaperones headed to the National Mall to visit the Smithsonian Museums. They toured the Air and Space Museum, Museum of Natural History and the Museum of American History…