Friday, May 14, 2010

Field Trips for All Contest

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Field Trips For All
As a homeschooler, I have a lot of freedom to “make the world my classroom.” If we want to spend the afternoon at a creek looking for tadpoles or drawing spring flowers, we have the freedom to do so. If we want to go to a local museum, it’s easy to pick up and do so. We can vacation during less busy seasons and make that vacation into a learning experience by visiting historical sites or aquariums.  We consider hands-on experiences a very valuable part of education.  Unfortunately, many kids don’t have enough of these experiences.
Lunchables Lunch Combinations wants to help deserving kids across the country go on inspiring, educational experiences with the launch of the program, “Field Trips for All.”
 “Field Trips For All” is the first effort from the Lunchables Team’s new initiative called Project Potential. Aimed at empowering kids with opportunities to help them reach their full potential, Project Potential will provide enriching experiences kids might otherwise not have.
Why:
According to a 2009 report from The American Association of School Administrators, it’s estimated that over the course of the current school year, the number of school districts eliminating field trips will increase by 56 percent. That’s more than 30,000 schools.
How:
Anyone 6 years of age or older can nominate a deserving classroom through one of the previous links. From all nominations received, 50 classrooms will be selected to go on an inspiring, educational experience.
I think this is a pretty cool idea. I’m going to nominate a school in a lower income area in our city whose students don’t have a lot of extra-curricular opportunities. I encourage you to nominate your school or a school you know about whose students could benefit from this and to spread the news about this contest.
Here is a cute video about a group of students on an "Alien Field Trip" that you might enjoy watching.
 

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