New at FTF: Pre-Trip & Post-Trip Activities

New at FTF_ Pre-Trip & Post-Trip Activities

Field Trip Factory now offers content that supports each of our FREE field trips! To help you better prepare your students for an upcoming field trip, FTF has created suggested pre-trip classroom ideas and activities as well as post-trip activities to extend the learning after the trip. Pre-trip activities: Activate prior knowledge by discussing what […]

A New Year of New Experiences

A New Year of New Experiences

Bring some new experiences to your classroom for 2016! If you feel like you’ve been going through the motions recently, find a way to mix things up in your classroom. Introduce a new activity into one of your lessons or take learning outside the classroom with a local field trip. You can always check out […]

Family Dinners – Eating Together Brings Health and Happiness

Family Dinners – Eating Together Brings Health and Happiness

January 10th was National Sunday Supper Day, a day that reminds us of all of the benefits of eating together as a family. Kids seem less likely to become overweight. They’re less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. There is less stress and tension at home. Families will talk – about their problems, dreams, and everyday lives. […]

Happy Holidays from FTF!

Happy Holidays from FTF!

At Field Trip Factory, we believe passionately in the value of structured experiential learning and the importance of strengthening our community connections. This holiday season, Field Trip Factory has plenty to be thankful for. In 2015 alone, we have provided over 200,000 students with meaningful experiential learning trips within their own communities! And our work […]

Pick ‘n Save Brings the Market to You

2015 - In the News Learning is an ‘expedition’ at schools that enhance class with field work Target, UNICEF Create First Wearable For Hunger Program incorporates high-tech industrial tools Educating Teachers about Modern Mining Methods Field Trip Spotlight Teach your students to be a Smart Shopper at your local Giant Eagle grocery store. Read More Happy Holidays from FTF! At Field Trip Factory, we believe passionately in the value of structured experiential learning and the importance of strengthening our community connections. Read More Pick ‘n Save Brings the Market to You

Building stronger communities by engaging students and community groups in local experiences is a significant goal of Field Trip Factory. Pick ‘n Save, one of our partners who delivers memorable field trips at its stores, is also connecting with and building a stronger community in Milwaukee County. “Hunger is not only a problem of poverty; […]

Giving the Gift of Experiences (No Wrapping Required)

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  Hands-on learning experiences that get students out exploring the community are invaluable. Often more information is retained than acquiring facts from a book, and students are more likely to become interested in, even excited about the topic. Share that same kind of excitement with your family this holiday season by skipping the “stuff” under […]

Learn to Conserve Energy

Learn-to-Conserve-Energy

President Obama has declared October 2015 Energy Action Month. As our country’s energy needs increase, it is important to take time this month to educate ourselves and our students about energy. Committing to reducing consumption and supporting clean, renewable, and independent sources of energy production is key to ensuring we have reliable energy that won’t […]

Become Involved in the Farm to School Movement

Become Involved in the Farm to School Movement

Is this local? Where does this come from? These are questions many people are asking about their food – and this includes schools. Nutrition and sustainability are two topics that a growing number of schools are making a priority. They are connecting with community farmers and learning about and sourcing local foods or even growing […]

Questions to Help Students Reflect on Experiences

Questions to Help Students Reflect on Experiences

As we’ve mentioned in some of our previous articles, the learning that happens as the result of taking a field trip shouldn’t end once the kids get back on the bus. Allowing students time to reflect on the experience after the field trip is essential for the ideas and concepts presented to sink in. This […]

This Year, Plan Field Trips that Pack a Punch

Field Trips that Pack a Punch

School is back in session! As you get to know your students and put the finishing touches on your curriculum, the beginning of the year is also a great time to think about planning for field trips. Teachers know that field trips are a great way to enrich classroom instruction with valuable, interactive learning experiences. […]