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


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


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!


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 […]