How to Plan a Field Trip

How to Plan a Field Trip
One of the jobs of a teacher is planning a field trip for a class. These field trips can be fun and educational, and kids will benefit learning outside of a classroom setting. Camp counselors may also plan field trips for the group.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

How to Plan a Field Trip

Things You’ll Need:
  • Planner Site reservations Transportation information Letters to parents List of field trip guidelines
  • Planner
  • Site reservations
  • Transportation information
  • Letters to parents
  • List of field trip guidelines
Step 1
Create a plan that states the purpose of the trip, a list of sites to visit and materials involved. You may need to present this plan to your superior to have it approved, based on the school or camp guidelines.
Step 2
Make a group reservation at the trip sites and book transportation. Some museums and landmarks require a reservation to better control the crowd and assign a tour guide for the group. Try to reserve three months before the trip to ensure availability. It's also important to inquire about transportation.
Step 3
Obtain permission from parents. Make sure you hand out letters in advance to give kids and their parents time to decide whether to participate in the trip. You may want to attach your field trip plan to the letter.
Step 4
Collect payments from kids for admission tickets and other incidentals. If the trip is school sponsored, the school board may be able to fund or subsidize the trip.
Step 5
Educate the kids about what to expect in the field trip. Show them a guideline to help them understand the trip further. Make sure you emphasize that you are taking them out on a field trip not solely to have fun but also so learn. Teach them proper precautions to observe, and note particular sites they need to pay attention to.

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