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Field trips help engage children’s mind beyond the classroom setting and . Recently, my son whipped out some random fact about our country government that he learned on a school field trip. Impressive but I doubt he would have remembered had it been in a traditional classroom setting. With budget shortfalls and funding eliminations, schools are facing hard times. Field trips may be one of the first things to be cut in some school districts.
According to the American Association of School Adminstrators over the course of the current school year (2009), the number of school districts eliminating field trips will increase by 56%. This means more than 30,000 schools will be eliminating school field trips.Tough decisions for schools are happening all over the country.
Lunchables wants to help.
A new initiative called Project Potential from Lunchables Lunch Combinations is working towards empowering children with opportunities to help them reach their full potential by providing enrichment activities such as educational field trips these children may not have already had. The first outreach via Project Potential is call Field Trips For All, which will be giving out 50 FREE Field trips nationwide to a deserving classroom.
Do you have a special classroom you feel deserves to be nominated? Head over to Field Trips For All to nominate your classroom today. I would love to hear your nomination stories – so drop me a comment after you nominate a special classroom!