Who doesn’t recall cherished childhood memories of piling into yellow school buses with your class and leaving school behind to go on a much-anticipated field trip? These days ‘off,’ as we thought of them back then, gave us an opportunity to explore cultural institutions, science in action and other real-life experiences. And unbeknownst to us at the time, in addition to the fun factor, these outings provided tremendous educational value.
Do your memories of school days include a special field trip? Field trips can be fun and memorable, and they can solidify and extend students’ knowledge of the subject being studied. Unfortunately, funds for field trips have suffered because of educational budget cuts. In this blog, we offer places and tips to find funding sources for field trips as well as tips to make the field trip as beneficial as possible.