Field trips are a part of growing up in much the same way as learning to ride a bike. The field trip is typically anxiously awaited as part of the school year or summer as a time for learning in an environment outside of the classroom. Educational field trips are fun, provide a tremendous opportunity for hands-on learning, and often times expose participants to things which they may never have the opportunity to do so other wise.
Tips & Warnings
Talk with others who may have either planned or participated in a field trip to the destination planned. For example, if traveling to the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, then talk with someone who has not only been but has either planned or helped lead a trip there.
There is always the possibility of something unforeseen happening on a field trip. Even with the best of planning, things can go wrong. Stay cool, rely on the others also helping lead the trip, and use common sense to work through any issues.
Article Written By Tara Dooley
Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.