Just the other day, my long-time friend and colleague, Annie Maben, a science consultant for the UCLA Science Project, sent me an updated version of her Southern CA Field Trip Website List she has assembled and organized by discipline. This phenomenal resource lists some of the best educational field trip sites in Southern California, including hyperlinks to each organizations’ website.
For those of you who plan to incorporate engaging field trips into your classroom learning experiences, I assure you will find this list extremely helpful.
Another resource of Annie’s, “Excellent Virtual Field Trips and Field Research Sites”, provides links and resources for having your student explore and gather data during a “virtual” trip to a far-away location or for “visiting” a near-by site to practice sampling skills for data collections, such as counting organisms on virtual quadrats.
Finally, a third Field Trip resource I am sharing is Annie’s “Field Trip Tips and Best Practices.” This guide was developed by Annie in her role as the Field Trip Chairperson for several NSTA and CSTA conventions and has been given to all conference field trip attendees. It will help really help “newbies” to organize and implement their first field experiences!
Thanks to Annie for sharing these great resources!