Baker corn maze offers students off-campus lessons (PHOTOS)


Left: Donna Koch, a teacher at Silver Sands School, shows Alyssa Marcos, 11, how to feed a horse on Tuesday morning near the Baker Corn Maze. Right: Silver Sands School student Emma Rickles and ESE sign language interpreter Paul Tyre eye a map of the Baker Corn Maze on Tuesday.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 06:41 PM.

BAKER — The Crestview Rotary Club’s Corn Maze offers North Okaloosa residents plenty of fall fun as they try to navigate the 18,000-foot path.

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However, the 7-acre puzzle on Buck Ward Road offers some educational lessons, too.

"(Teachers) use this as a learning experience," Rotarian Pat Dingess said. "They show them the corn and how it grows."

Schools are encouraged to bus students to Baker so they can venture through the maze, take a hayride, interact with horses and possibly fire a corn cannon.  

"We have had (a school) here every Tuesday so far," Dingess said, adding that eight schools have visited the site.   

Special needs children from Silver Sands School in Fort Walton Beach visited on Tuesday.

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