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Home School Field Trips

Advice from Experienced Organizers

Hiking with Homeschoolers
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Hiking into nature provides the perfect environment for some whole learning that can cross the subject borders: physical education, science, history, social studies, literature, and art. By Sheri McGregor.

Homeschool Rangers
Offers inspiration, suggestions, ideas, and space for sharing and discussion on using our National Parks and Monuments in a homeschool curriculum.

Make the Most of It
There is no magic formula for visiting museums. A spur-of-the-moment trip can be just as rewarding as a planned visit. But if you have the time, some things that you can do before, during, and after the visit may help to enrich the experience. Tips from The Smithsonian.

Ms. Frizzle
Unfortunately, institutions only recognize the value of the experience if it can measured, categorized, or otherwise documented.  (Please don’t get me started on accountability.)

Forms

Field Trip Planning Guide
From Oklahoma Homeschool.com

Field Trip Report Form (student’s)
From Oklahoma Homeschool.com. Room for photos and a description.

Special Topics

Car Games
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Playing games with kids can make a long car trip both pleasant and educational. Print this out to take along!

Dinosaur Field Trips
AN A to Z RESOURCE
Places where you can go and see dinosaurs up close.

Free Curriculum and Field Trips
AN A to Z RESOURCE
A sortable database for free curriculum and field trip ideas.

Aviation Museum Locator
Find a place in Canada, The UK or the USA where you can experience flight history.

Fruit Bats, Cats, and Naked Mole Rats: Lifelong Learning at the Zoo
Take into consideration your child’s learning style when visiting a zoo.

Factory Tours USA
A site devoted to providing information about factory tours. The unique feature of our site is that our visitors can access our system to add information about factory tours they have visited.

Family Travel Files
World wide vacation ideas, though some of these might be right in your home town!

Free Field Trips
Trained tour leaders modify the field trips to be grade appropriate. The field trips are 60-90 minutes in length and are limited to 30 participants per tour – although this number varies by location.

Museums on Main Street
Brings rural Americans one-of-a-kind access to prestigious Smithsonian exhibitions and first-rate educational programs.

Museumstuff.com
A staggering database of museums all over the world.

Roadside America – Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions
A travel guide to more than 6,000 offbeat attractions, tourist traps, weird vacations, and roadtrips. Often on the way to an “educational” site, you wind up learning something anyway at one of these places you just happen by.

Spot Adventures
Milpitas company provides users of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger a fun and simple way to upload, display and manage their location-based data, SPOTadventures.com has grown rapidly and now hosts thousands of posted adventures from around the world including hiking trips, motorcycle rides, kayak and canoe outings, mountain biking, sailing expeditions and family vacations.

Trekaroo
Blog site loaded with place to take kids – including comments from other parents who took their families to these places, having had good and bad experiences.

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