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Field Trips

Learning From the Outside In With an ECO Education

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 01.08.2017 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

Calling all EXPLORERS.INVESTIGATORS.STEWARDS We sip tea on Division at one of their teahouses. It is a delicious green with a hint of mint. Bethany ...

Scenes From a Field Trip

Caroline Judge Mehta | Posted 01.14.2017 | Parents
Caroline Judge Mehta

I hope that if Kian doesn't remember this field trip, he will recall a day when he was still little, and he fell asleep on the Metro, and his mom was there.

Field Trip

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.11.2016 | Travel
Stanley Ely

Our quartet is made up of two men and two ladies, ages ranging from early fifties to early eighties. No one really young, nobody senile (as far as one can tell). I am one of the two male members and the oldest of the band (no novelty).

High School Students Get a Sneak Peak at College

Nancy Barile | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Nancy Barile

It all started with a newspaper clipping. One of my students brought in an advertisement for something called "One Day University"--and asked if we co...

The Hidden Gems in Our Favorite City: Lisa Novick, Theodore Payne Foundation for Native Plants

Julia Wasson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

We are entering the sixth mass extinction on Earth, and this one is because of human activity. The other five were from natural causes. The extinction rate now is 1,000 times the normal background extinction rate.

Google Takes One Giant Leap in Building the Connected Classroom

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Mark W. Guay

On top of saving field trips in lieu of budget cuts, this platform uses the social-media engine Google Plus as a medium to connect students to real people doing real life-changing work. This is more than a field trip. It's the ability to break down socio-economic barriers.

The Ties That Bind: How Childcare Centers Build Social Capital

Dr. Mario Luis Small | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mario Luis Small

As long as people continue to find the need to attend church, to sign up for sports teams, or to enroll their kids in daycare, they will have much of what is needed to keep the Internet from making them lonely.

11-Year-Old Booted From Field Trip For Eating Chocolate?

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents

This school means business when it comes to outlawing chocolate. British 11-year-old Holli McCann was reportedly booted from a weeklong school trip...

The First Grade Field Trip: A Running Diary

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

9:30 a.m.: The first "how much longer?" is heard from three rows back. This is followed shortly by a "Gabe has a girlfriend," shout-out. The boy takes it in stride.

Do You Like My New Red Dress?

Rob White | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

If you're of a certain vintage, you might recall Art Linkletter's classic TV segment, Kids Say the Darndest Things, which aired from the 1950s through...

Bringing Education to Life

Perea Blackmon | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education
Perea Blackmon

When a student can see something rather than just read a textbook, they are much more likely to understand it and remember it. For instance, if I was to tell you a T-Rex has big teeth, would you fully understand and be able to put that into perspective?

When Field Trips Go Wrong

Bethany Meyer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

My son is in kindergarten. With 29 other boys. I volunteered to chaperone their field trip to an apple orchard last week.

Green the Back to School Blues

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Today's kids are growing up in an environment very different from that of the generations preceding them. Children are really overdosing on the indoors.