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Planning a field trip with young children and youth is a fun experience for all but it requires extensive planning. It is a fun way to bring the classroom outside, into a bigger, wider world where participants can enjoy interactive exhibits that bring to life the things that they have been learning about from curriculum materials. First, get started with a clear objective, then move on to potential locations after taking into consideration the following:
If you’re using the regular school board buses for the purpose of this field trip, consult with the school to see if the trip interferes with the school bus regular schedule. If it does, we highly recommend renting a charter bus for the trip instead. When you arrange for transportation separate from the services used by the school, there’s more leeway for sudden unforeseen changes during the trip. Once a leader has been assigned, be sure to clearly communicate the name and contact number of the person to the driver, complete with proper addresses, schedule and pickup and dropoff destinations. This should be checked and confirmed as the time for the field trip nears.