Every semester, students enrolled in IEP go on day trips in and around the state of Mississippi. These trips teach students about the culture, customs, and traditions of Mississippi and the United States of America. Descriptions of some of the field trips we have taken over the years, as well as photos, are provided below. Covid19 precautions have precluded recent field trips, but these cultural excursions will resume when it is safe.
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science: Students explored the rich wonders of Mississippi's natural world. There was a fish feeding in the Mississippi Sound aquarium and a chance to hold a REAL, LIVE SNAKE!
- Tour of historic Natchez, MS: Just in time for Christmas, IEP students toured the historic antebellum home Stanton Hall and learned more about the long history of the Mississippi River. Then we ate really good food!
- Tour of Fondren: To kick off our academic year, the IEP students were lead on a tour of the Mississippi State Capitol building where they got to meet their State Senator, Sentor Fraiser. They then enjoyed the good food and great shopping of Jackson's hippest neighborhood, Fondren (featured in the hit movie, The Help).
- Jackson Zoo: Our summer students spent some time with the wild animals at the Jackson Zoo.
- Stennis Space Center & Bay St. Louis, MS: Did you know NASA is right here in Mississippi? Our IEP students visited the Space Center and learned all about America's exploration of space. We then played some soccer on the beach and enjoyed the local seafood.