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Planning field trips

No matter what grade or subject you teach, there’s a trip destination for you. Here are some tips to help you plan your next field trip.

Museum educator Jessica Colón and students display the bedwarmer that would have

Portal to the past

For Bronx 1st-graders from PS 121, a visit to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park opened a window into the world of the early 19th century, when their borough was still farmland.

Eighth-graders at MS 447 study Native artifacts at the Museum of the American Indian.

Bringing Native American culture to life

At the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, history lives behind glass. But on the museum’s lower level, in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center that opened in May 2018, Native American culture comes to life.

Students from the Brooklyn Arbor School enjoy the hands-on activities at the Bro

Sailing through history

From their close encounter with a 22,500-pound anchor to nautical artifacts from the early 1800s to lessons about how ship technology has evolved, Brooklyn Arbor School students were fascinated by a class trip to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and its “Ingenius Innovations” exhibit.

Teacher Christine Hunkele (center) helps students measure the quality of a water

Water system science secrets revealed

Students at George Westinghouse CTE HS in Brooklyn got up close and personal with New York City’s water supply on a visit to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint

Sackler Lab educator Kinley Russell shares our evolutionary fossil tree with stu

Holding history in their hands

Students attending a workshop at the Sackler Lab at the American Museum of Natural History get to handle cast skulls, measure them and learn techniques to recognize and classify different ape and hominid species that are part of the evolutionary tree of humankind.

Docent Ed Polcer, a cornet player who has performed at the White House and the r

What a wonderful ‘world’

Who says there’s no such thing as time travel? Thirty-six students and three teachers from Brooklyn traveled by train for only an hour on Oct. 18, but arrived in Corona, Queens, and found they’d been transported back to the mid-1900s, to the house where legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong spent his last 28 years.

Rita Marx, a docent at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan, explains an exhibit

Putting imagination on the map

To find the buried treasure, take the path from Camp I through the shortcut under the water — but be sure to avoid the zombies and the place where you trip on seashells.

Students work alongside teacher Christopher Gianesses to study the pattern in th

Shaping education

A new math workshop helps upper elementary school students explore the relationship between familiar shapes and the unique architecture of the Morgan Library and Museum.

A student displays his completed terrarium.

Planting seeds of learning

The 1st-graders from PS 166 in Astoria played in the dirt, squished the loamy soil through their fingers and grabbed handfuls of gravel as they set about creating individual terrariums. The fun was all part of a class trip to the Voelker Orth Museum, a bird sanctuary and Victorian home and garden in Flushing.