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Do you have any favorite memories of field trips from when you were in school?
When I was in the seventh grade, I was in the “Super Science” class with Mr. Mayberry. The “Super Science” class was the class for the smart kids, and I sure felt special being in there. Our class took a field trip to St. Louis Zoo. While we were at the zoo, one of the zoo keepers came in and talked to us, then let us handle different species of animals. I held a snake that day. It was the first time I had ever held a snake. As I recall it, the snake was at least eight foot long. If my memory serves me correctly, it was a Boa Constrictor. Man, that thing was heavy! We had to write a paper about endangered species, and I chose to write mine on Panda’s. I got an “A.”
Now, when I visit the zoo with my kids, I take them into the children’s zoo and have them touch the animals that are on display. When my son runs his hand across the soft coat of the guinea pigs with delight, I can’t help but think about that field trip to the zoo when I was in the seventh grade.
Field trips and learning go hand in hand when it comes to school, right? Well, maybe not anymore. According to a 2009 report from the American Association of School Administrators, it is estimated that over the course of the current school year, the number of school districts eliminating field trips will increase by 56 percent. That is more than 30,000 schools vetted to cut field trips. Hands-on experiences like field trips can help engage children in learning that can open their eyes to the world beyond the classroom. That’s why Lunchables Lunch Combinations wants to help deserving kids across the country go on an inspiring, educational experience 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. Like field trips that were cut due to budget issues.
How can you help kids get the field trip that may otherwise be denied them? Simply go to http://www.lunchables.com/potential/ and nominate a deserving class room. Anyone 6 years of age or older can nominate a class. From all nominations received, 50 classrooms will be selected to go on an inspiring, educational experience.
I fear that by the time my kids get to go to school, field trips may have went the way of things like ten cent candy and twenty-five cent stamps… things from the “good ole days” that adults talk about that are no more. But, with the help of Project Potential, and the Lunchables team, fifty classrooms will get to go on a field trip that would have otherwise not been in the budget.
Which class room will you nominate?
Lady V dZine