Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday morning we had the opportunity to visit Heifer International. We were able to explore the various exhibits they had and were also taken on a green building tour to learn about all the cool ways the Heifer building is being energy efficient and kind to the environment. After we finished exploring Heifer, we walked over to the Clinton Presidential Library. I was really disappointed that we didn't have much time here and my group really did not get to see very much of the museum. We were able to watch a short video on Bill Clinton, sit at an exact replica of the cabinet table (I sat in the EPA director's chair), and see a replica of the Oval Office. We loaded up the buses and headed to Memphis at 11:30am and enjoyed a boxed lunch on the way. Once in Memphis we toured the National Civil Rights Museum. I think this was a great way to end the trip because the museum was a recap of everything we had learned throughout the trip, all in one place. We were able to have headsets with audio that led us through the museum which was really nice. After going through the museum we spoke with Reverend Billy Kyles and he was really inspirational. We finished our 9 day trip with free time on Beale Street for dinner and we departed for Wisconsin at 8pm. We arrived in Eau Claire around 9:30am on Sunday exhausted but incredibly glad that we had the opportunity to partake in such an amazing experience!
Posted by Jackie Lee at 1:50 PM