The Importance of Educational Field Trips
Being a parent can be overwhelming enough but being involved in your child’s studies can also be time consuming. Educational Discovery Tours understands the limitations parents might have with a busy schedule, this is why we have put together some simple ways to get your child’s adventure on one of our educational field trips, on schedule.
Educational Discovery Tours has supervised over 1 Million student adventures across the world.
With this experience, we are able to provide a safe and educational environment for students. Our passion is to put smiles on their faces and assist educators in achieving their curriculum goals. This is the most rewarding part of our job!
We search across the country to find the best presenters, the most educational destinations and the greatest trip leaders to engage the students in a fun and rewarding atmosphere.
Here a few ways we are able to help parents focus as a parent and not worry about field trip items:
- Automated Invoicing
- Responsible & Experienced Trip Leaders
- Online Payments
- Detailed Itineraries
- Fundraising Ideas
- Safety & Emergency Specialists
- Travel Insurance
- & More
Importance of Outside Activities
Teachers already have too much on their plate and we’re here to ensure that students are receiving the proper and adequate education by assisting educators in planning their field trips. We ensure that schedules are clear and have the curriculum-driven goal to all of the activities on the field trip. Adults must be present to ensure students’ safety and to help the kids understand what is expected, this is where Educational Discovery Tours fits in. When field trips are well executed, the students benefit greatly from the hands-on experience, but here are some detailed descriptions.
School field trips are exciting and engage children. Field trips bring children out of their routines and give them the opportunity for meaningful educational experiences.
School field trips give students more opportunities for “hands-on learning.” For example, instead of just reading about milking cows, students who visit a dairy farm can observe cows being milked, and possibly even get to try it themselves.
When students go on field trips, they are taught by more people than their regular teachers. They are brought out into the community to interact with experts in their fields. Visiting a firehouse, riding on a firetruck and speaking to a real firefighter are inspiring experiences that cannot be experienced in the confines of the classroom.
The things children see and experience on field trips can increase their motivation for learning. Being out and about in the community and seeing how adults are using their educations inspires students to persevere.
Field trips result in greater appreciation and respect for the institution that was visited. Greater understanding builds interest and care.
Teachers can struggle to come up with relevant, “hands-on” science projects and experiments. Field trips give students the opportunity to see scientists work in action, and see how it is relevant to their lives. Hearing an astronaut speak at a planetarium piques interest in astronomy. Getting to dig with a geologist and feel geodes means so much more than looking at a picture in a book.
Performing Arts Tours give students greater opportunities to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students attend dramatic productions, ballets and art museums on school trips to Washington D.C., San Diego and many other exciting destinations. This exposure is vital to a well-rounded education and cannot be accomplished without well-planned educational school trips.