The Honors Program will embark on a trip to Chicago on April 26. This trip is open to any current Honors student on the Wilmington College main campus.
In Chicago, students will be given the opportunity to further their knowledge on an array of topics when visiting venues of their choosing. One of the educational aspects on the itinerary is the Shedd Aquarium. This aquarium is nationally known for its exhibits as well as its educational programs. This activity will be especially enjoyed by the biology majors on the trip, but nevertheless aquariums tend to appeal to everyone despite what a student is majoring in.
Another location on the itinerary is the Field Museum. This museum has a lot of exhibits focusing on a variety of cultures such as the ancient Egyptians, scientific areas such as the Mesozoic period, and other natural science exhibits.
The trip attendees will have a decent amount of down time in which they will be able to explore the city of Chicago and create lifelong memories with fellow Honors students.
Kayla Marrero, a senior athletic training and pre-medicine major, is the senior representative for the Honors Advisory Board. Marrero assisted Professor Michael Snarr, the director of the Honors Program, in the planning of this trip.
“Honors students do not have many opportunities to make friends outside their own class. We thought a retreat would be a great way for students to get to know other Honors students and keep everyone excited about their involvement with the program,” said Marrero.
These trips are meant to be exciting and educational, as well as an escape from the monotonous and relentless schedules Honors students face on a daily basis.
“A big thanks goes to Michael Snarr for allowing us to make this trip happen. It wouldn’t have been possible without his backing,” said Marrero.