It’s time for another fun homeschool field trip here in Central Florida. We drive our van around town so my children have had very little experience utilizing pubic transporation. We headed to Space Coast Area Transit for our next homeschool field trip, this was just the place to learn about and experience public transportation.
I once read that the number one thing that a homeschool student says they miss out on by not attending school is riding the bus. We addressed that concern on this super fun field trip to Space Coast Area Transit. No more worries for our local homeschoolers, they now are able to ride a bus and can even navigate the route that they need to take!
Space Coast Area Transit has been in our county since the early 1985. You can read about the history of public transit in Brevard here.
By combining a unique mix of fixed route and paratransit service, vanpooling and dedicated volunteers, Space Coast Area Transit is committed to combining their resources with emerging technology to ensure Brevard’s current and future transportation needs are addressed.
I only took two of my kids on this field trip. Ava chose to stay home with her Memaw & Papa who are staying with us while visiting from Georgia. I was worried that she was going to regret not going and it turns out that she did so I will have to set up another field trip to Space Coast Area Transit next year!
Audrey was so excited to be on this field trip with some of her very best friends!
The field trip began with a discussion about what services Space Coast Area Transit provides to our community and how to navigate the many bus routes that run throughout Brevard county. Alex does not enjoy any type of classroom settings but he was happy to have his friends with him in this ‘class’.
After the class we checked out the garage. Alex really liked this part, he is fascinated with how things work. Audrey was busy chatting with her friends.
There are many different types of Space Coast Area Transit vehicles. My kids recognized the volunteer van that used to pick up our elderly neighbor to taker her to her appointments. The volunteers in Motion program relies on volunteers to provide transportation services to qualified elderly citizens of Brevard County.
The bus wash excited all of the kids! How fun would it be to play in this on a summer day?
After the bus wash came the moment they were all waiting for….the bus ride!
They all found a seat and stayed nicely in their seats for a minute or two. We were taken on a very long bus ride and they even took us over two causeways crossing the intercoastal waterway!
And the grand finale…taking the bus through the bus wash!
After the bus ride all of the kids took turns in the driver’s seat.