George Lucas Educational Foundation

Field Trips

Not all schoolwork happens in the classroom. Explore ideas for organizing fun adventures and engaging fieldwork for your students.

  • Field Trips
    Math trails help students explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate math concepts and problems in real-world contexts.
  • Field Trips
    Experiential learning is powerful, and you can create ways for students to learn with all their senses—in and out of the classroom.
  • Environmental Education
    Ignite student passion for the natural world with fieldwork apps, turning your kids into citizen scientists who observe, hypothesize, identify, and share information about nature.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival
    Whether you have the resources to travel internationally or just take a short trip, traveling can be enriching both personally and professionally for educators. Watch the videos in this playlist for some ideas!
  • Environmental Education
    An outdoor education program builds community and culture, raises expectations and standards, increases connection between students, and develops positive associations around school and the outdoors.
  • Classroom Technology
    With a smartphone and a simple virtual viewer, students can travel at any time, to any place, at the teacher's preferred pace, and for free.
  • Arts Integration
    An effective art museum visit begins with teaching students art history, getting them to consider multiple perspectives, and applying the idea of close reading to visual literacy.
  • Classroom Technology
    Online 3D scans give students close-up views of historical artifacts and natural wonders, all without the cost and tactical considerations of a field trip.
  • Mindfulness
    To help students understand the power of mindfulness, consider practicing it outside of a classroom setting, whether through sports activities, wilderness programs, or retreats.
  • Field Trips
    Successful school field trips require efficient planning, clear communication, and being prepared for anything. Here are some sample timelines for making it all work.