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Student Visitors from Around the State Boost Capital City Economy

Student Visitors from Around the State Boost Capital City Economy
Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 13:44:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Students from all around the Sunshine State head to the capital city every year to learn more about the history, while helping boost the economy at the same time.

Business owners say field trips to Tallahassee contribute millions of dollars to developing the community.

Fourth graders from Santa Rosa County stop by the Tallahassee Museum every year on their field trip to the state capital.

President and CEO of the museum, Russell Daws, says the economic impact from schools that visit is significant, from the gas it takes for them to get there, to the food they eat while visiting.

While the students visited, they were able to go to a program at Tallahassee Museum where they learned about the care of keeping animals. 

A new "Junior zoo keeper" program offers close encounters with native wildlife, focusing on animal enrichment.

The "Junior zoo-keeper" experience was designed for children-- ranging from 6th graders to seniors in high school. From 10 till noon today, homeschoolers were invited to participate, taking a guided tour of the museum's "Florida Wildlife Trail."