Photos and Captions by Stephanie Mason, sophomore
On March 21- March 25, 51 EHS students, parents, and chaperones went to New Orleans. While the group was down there we learned about the culture and jazz music in which they revolve their lives around. On March 23 (our second day in New Orleans)the band and chaperones went to a swmap at Cajun Pried Swmap Tour. While we were on the swamp tour we learned about who owned the land before it became what it is present day. We also learned about what New Orleans Culture is like throughout are trip.
On my Second day in New Orleans we all boarded a boat and went on a swamp tour. On our tour we learned about a lady who died one day long ago.
At the swamp we saw a small grave yard. The grave yard was about half the size of an EHS class room.
While on my tour I was told a story about a lady, when she was being burried a big hurricane came through as her burrial was in progress.
During my swamp journey we got to learn about the differences between a crocodile and a alligator. Crocodiles are salt water creatures that have a “V” shaped snout as well as a toothy grin. Alligators are fresh water creatures that heave a wider snout therefor their upper jaw is wider then the bottom so their teeth dont show when the snout is closed.
On the swamp excursion our guide showed us a house on the shore where the trappers would stay. A trapper is a person who would stay at the swamp and trap animals for their skin or fur.
Due to the time of year I went to the swamp, the alligators weren’t as active as they are during the summer.
The alligators at the swamp love to eat marshmallows.
When I was there I got to be at least 50 feet away from the alligators.
Birds of all different shapes and sizes also inhabit the swamp.
Alligators aren’t the only animals that inhabit the swamp. Many more animals do like deer, wild hogs, rabbits, snakes, ect.