Subject area: Civics, History
Description: In partnership with the Coral Gables Police and Fire Departments, this program allows students to better understand community structure and the role of civic heroes. Students will receive a tour of the Old Police and Fire Station listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and learn about the role of the policemen and firefighters in early Coral Gables history. Then, the students will visit the new Coral Gables Police and Fire Stations for a behind-the-scenes tour and discover how equipment and technology has changed over time. Students will come to understand the critical importance of these departments to public safety.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Site: Coral Gables Museum and new Police and Fire Station
Cost: City tours are $10 per student. 1 chaperone for every 10 students is required. Chaperones are free.
NOTE: Tours available Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please provide at least three weeks advanced notice to avoid scheduling conflicts with the Police and Fire Department.