As part of our 2013 Summer Program, The Burmese Immersion Project took a field trip to the Mitchell Park Domes on June 29, 2013.
Students listen to the history and significance of the Domes.
A group of teens pose for a photo in the Show Dome. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Conigliaro)
A Burmese girl and a Karen girl in the Show Dome. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Conigliaro)
A Karen teen and two volunteers.
In the Show Dome.
Teens hang out in the Show Dome.
Two friends look around the Show Dome.
Children play in a sandbox in the Show Dome.
A teen boy examining a wind chime in the Show Dome.
As part of the adventure, students were given scavenger hunts and they searched hard to find all the plants on their sheets.
In the Desert Dome, the tour guide points out the plants known as “Living Stones.” They use camouflage to look just like tiny rocks in the sand.
In the Desert Dome, Paula, the tour guide, shows the group some desert plants up close. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Conigliaro)
Students and volunteers gaze up at trees in the Tropical Dome. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Conigliaro)
With special permission, the kids seize an opportunity to touch tropical plants.
Walking through the Tropical Dome.
Paula the tour guide shows some tropical plants up close.
Two Karen stop to admire the view in the Tropical Dome.
Teens are excited to point out trees that they recognize from Thailand growing in the Tropical Dome.
This teen stares up at a tree familiar to him from Thailand.
A beautiful photo opportunity!
After the tour, students played in and around the fountains in the beautiful weather. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Conigliaro)
A Burmese girl and a volunteer playing in the fountain.
Thank you for the wonderful trip!