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HCCS students pose by the big dinosaur at Natural Bridge Caverns.

Students Explore Caverns

By Timothy Darnell
Special to the Record

On May 11, fourth and fifth graders of Hill Country Christian School went on a field trip, lead by teacher Kathy Vance, to the Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio.
Since they arrived early, the kids were able to play at the park, while the adults enjoyed nature. They had fun playing at the park and campgrounds with hiking trials. The students jumped with joy when it was time for the tour. The first thing they noticed was the humidity. The caves’ humidity percentage was 99 percent. However, it is 70 degrees year-round so it felt nice.
“My favorite part of the trip was the awesomeness of God’s creation,” said Vance.
The students enjoyed learning about the formations in the caves, stalactites and stalagmites, which grow at a rate of one cubic inch every 100 years. Mountain King Hall, the largest room at 100 ft. tall and 250 ft. wide, was also a major attraction.
“This field trip was one of the best ever,” said student Holly Prestage, “I definitely want to go back.”

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