This National Field Trip Month we take a moment to celebrate experiential learning! Trips to the science center, the farm, or the zoo are among our most memorable times in school. Field trips are a chance to engage students in their own learning, increase retention of ideas, and for students to connect with their communities. What’s not to celebrate?
The change in routine to get a classroom or large group of kids out into the community requires a lot of planning, so we want to thank all the people involved in helping to make field trips a part of learning. From teachers, bus drivers, parents and chaperones, to program directors and education coordinators at museums, cultural centers, grocery stores, and any business or organization that hosts field trips – thank you!
We hope you take this month to go on or plan a trip with your students. Take advantage of Field Trip Factory’s free experiential programs throughout the United States and Canada. More than 12 million students and adults have participated in trips to Field Trip Factory’s partners over the last 20 years. Teachers appreciate the quality of the programs, the ease of booking a trip, and the fact that there is no cost except for the cost of transportation. We believe experiential learning makes a big difference in students’ lives and are so happy to partner with some amazing organizations to bring these experiences to elementary, middle, and high school students. We have new a new unique experience in Texas that gets students thinking about organic materials, recycling, and sustainability.
Be sure to check out the Field Trip Factory website for more field trip ideas near you.
Happy National Field Trip Month, we’ll see you out in the community!