Giant Eagle Stores Great for Families

Giant Eagle wants to make exploring and shopping in their stores fun for families and students. The grocery store chain sponsors three programs aimed at kids – the Eagles Nest, Treat Cards, and Be a Smart Shopper field trips. Starting with the Eagles Nest Child Care, children ages 3 through 9 can play with engaging […]

Tips for Going to the Art Museum with the Little Ones

I recently went to the Art Institute with my 4-year-old and her pre-school class. I was excited because I hadn’t been to the world class museum in a couple of years, but I was a little anxious. Was I ready to walk around a busy museum with 20 energy-filled preschoolers? But it was wonderful because […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Family Vacation

Family vacations create memories, bond families, and can be wonderful experiences that broaden kids’ worlds. Yes, they take planning, yes, it can be difficult to find the time in your busy schedules (even in the summer), and yes, kids can be a handful when traveling. But the reward is the experience – meeting people and […]

Sustainability, Companies, and Kids?

Companies across North America are going green and opening their doors to teach school and youth groups about living sustainable lives! Every month, not just April, is the perfect time to reflect on the impact we are having on our environment. Humans put a lot of demands on our home planet and we should stop and […]

Giant Food’s Passport to Nutrition

If you are looking for a fun way to teach your students about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, check out Giant Food’s Passport to Nutrition.                     Geared towards children ages 8 to 12, Giant’s Passport to Nutrition kit features student activities, videos, and a theme song […]

Explore the Future of Energy at the ComEd Smart Energy Hub

ComEd’s Smart Energy Hub, in Chicago, is now open for FREE field trips! This past February, ComEd opened a new, state-of-the-art training facility in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, where future and current ComEd employees will learn to safely manage the smart grid, a modern electric delivery system. A feature of the center includes a Smart Energy […]

Spring Field Trip Ideas

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Spring has sprung! The weather is improving and everyone is itching to get outside. Take your class on a spring field trip. There are some great hands-on opportunities to explore plant and animal life cycles and spring weather patterns. Springtime Plants – Trees and bushes are budding and tiny green leaves are peaking out of […]

It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month shines a light on the importance of eating real, healthy foods that nourish the body. With a few days left in March, it is not too late to share this critical message with your growing students. In last month’s newsletter, we focused on the nutrition field trips many grocery stores offer through […]

Get Ready for Earth Day!

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What is your class doing this year for Earth Day? Whether you’re organizing Earth Day activities for the first time or have some Earth Day traditions already, we’ve got some ideas to help you join the cause! On April 22nd, 1970, an estimated 20 million people in the United States participated in events that started […]

March is Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month

Celebrate Nutrition Month with a field trip to your local market! Field Trip Factory has several field trips that focus on health and nutrition, taking students to grocery stores all over the United States and Canada. Where better to learn the basics of a nutritious diet, participate in hands-on activities about the food groups, and […]