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 […]

What to Share with Chaperones about Volunteering for Field Trips

What to Share with Chaperones about Volunteering for Field Trips

Volunteering for a school or youth group field trip can be very exciting and maybe a little stressful for new chaperones. I know I always have a deep appreciation for my kids’ teachers after spending the day with them and their class on a field trip. Help chaperones make the day a smooth and fun […]

Love Is in the Air for FTF Field Trips

Love Is in the Air for FTF Field Trips

Here at Field Trip Factory, we so enjoy reading the testimonials we receive from teachers and group leaders after they have taken a Field Trip Factory trip. It is gratifying to read how the experiences are affecting students’ lives and hear about the lessons they are learning firsthand. It is a true testament to our […]

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 […]