This group is for PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS who would like to explore locations with educational value for our students.
Field Trips provide students with opportunities to explore outside a classroom setting and put their lessons into context. Many schools claim they no longer have time for such enrichment but I think field trips are an essential part of learning. Let's get together and take some weekend field trips! We are surrounded by rich cultural and historical opportunities - let's grab the kids and explore! Just a few destinations on my wish list: Ellis Island, Lyndhurst Mansion, Philipsburg Manor, Grand Central Station, Stone Barns, and maybe even my very favorite Plimoth Plantation!
Some Field trips will require lots of advanced planning, bus rentals and reservations - others will have more of an ad lib vibe and I'll always welcome help researching and putting things together. If you'd like to share in organizing please let me know!
Please introduce yourself to the group and let us know where you live, how old your kids are and what locations you might be interested in visiting. Also please let us know if you have any particular expertise you'd like to share. I'll start - I'm Lindy - we live in White Plains and my 11 and 8 year old kids attend Ardsley schools. This year we are particularly interested in locations that pertain to early American history and also French language and culture.
Fees will be collected for trips when necessary to share expenses (such as bus charters) and I will also collect dues to offset my expenses such as Meetup fees and advance deposits etc.
Again, welcome to the group and I look forward to seeing you!
This is the site of the first Thanksgiving. There is the authentic English Village inhabited by the settlers who will explain everything about their lives (including where they use the toilet if you ask!) You'll also see the Native American Wampanoag Homesite and learn all about how they lived with no modern conveniences. It's a fascinating trip and worth every bit of the 3 hour drive. If we get 40 people we can charter a bus for around $25 per person. If you haven't been and you love history this is a MUST. http://plimoth.org/