Field trips have important benefits:
- breaking routine
- igniting questions
- deepening understanding
- increasing motivation
- discovering new interests
- open paths to communication
- share interests and passions
- excitement of discovery
Field trips make learning fun, allow siblings and parents to grow closer and allow children to enjoy the physical world that no “virtual” substitute can ever provide. Living is learning and getting out there learning is living!
Field trip planning resource: The Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian has a wealth of resources to help you plan a trip – use the link below to download guides. Use the other links to check out lessons, exhibits and take virtual tours if you can’t get there in person!
“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom”. George Washington Carver