CROWN POINT - Crown Point Central School students are planning a field trip, a whale of a field trip.
The sixth grade will make the school's first-ever whale watch adventure this spring.
"Usually the sixth grade goes to New York City," explained teacher Jarrad Andersen. "This year we've decided to do something a bit different. We're going to Plymouth (Mass.) for a whale watch and then to Boston to see the aquarium and some museums. It's going to be a great experience."
The weekend trip will be similar to whale watch treks taken by Ticonderoga Middle School and St. Mary's School in Ticonderoga.
In fact, Kyle Lang, a Ti Middle School teacher and Crown Point alumnus, is helping Andersen with the arrangements.
"Kyle's been a tremendous help," Andersen said.
The 16 students in the Crown Point sixth grade are raising money for the trip.
They will host an Italian dinner Thursday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. at the school cafeteria.
During the dinner students will also sell tickets for a basket raffle. The baskets will be on display during the evening.
Also part of the raffle is a $100 gift certificate from Avery Energy in Crown Point, a home heating fuel provider. Andersen noted Will Deyo, owner of Avery Energy, has a nephew, Matt Munson, in the class.