How to Plan a Field Trip

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How to Plan a Field Trip. By: Theresa Chuntz. What do you think planning a field trips involves?. Benefits of Field Trips. New levels of educational experience Classroom supplement Gain new perspectives of the world Hands-on learning. Components of a Field Trip. Pre-Trip Planning - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


How to Plan a Field Trip

How to Plan aField TripBy: Theresa Chuntz1What do you think planning a field trips involves?Benefits of Field TripsNew levels of educational experienceClassroom supplementGain new perspectives of the worldHands-on learningComponents of a Field TripPre-Trip PlanningCosts & TransportationsPreparing StudentsDay of the TripPost-Trip Wrap-Up

Pre-Trip PlanningVisit proposed destinationWrite a proposal and submit to administrationInclude curriculum goalsChaperonesPermission SlipsEmergency list

Costs & TransportationCosts OutlineTransportationEntry fees (if any)Meal costsTransportationSchool provided? Or private company?

Prepping Students for the TripTie in pending trip to multiple lesson plansDevelop trip-related activitiesGive students information about destinationDiscuss field trip expectationsBehavior, clothing, etc.Before the TripDivide students into groupsMake a schedule for the dayNametagsAssign chaperonesOptional: assign a student group leaderPartnersSwap cell phone numbers with chaperones

Day of the TripGo over expectations againGroups & chaperonesAt destinationScavenger huntObservations/Questions notebookPost-Trip Wrap-UpStudent feedbackCulminating ActivityReport on favorite partBulletin boardGo over field trip assignmentsThanks you notes

Evaluating the Field TripWhat was the unique educational value of the trip?Did the students meet the objectives?What can be done to improve this trip in the future?Any special points or problems to be addressed next time?Resources

Plan a Field Trip:Table 1: ZooTable 2: PlanetariumTable 3: MuseumTable 4: Aquarium