Planning the perfect field trip is a lot like cooking a gourmet cake. You can’t just toss all the ingredients into a pan and hope that a delectable 7-layer masterpiece comes out of the oven. It takes a smidgen of this and a pinch of that, and many hours of research, organization and pre-planning to end up with a field trip that is both enjoyable AND educational for your group. Yes, a daunting task, but Hooray for Family is ready to help. We’ll give you the right tools, add in a healthy dose of creativity, and voila, you’ll have the perfect, step-by-step recipe for a memorable field trip.
Step One: 1 Part Detective
Be a detective. Get out your handy-dandy notebook and have some fun. You’re in the planning stages and you’ve got to think like a detective and ask who, what, where, when, why, how and why.
Step Three: 1 Part Pre-Planning
Once you’ve ironed out where you and your group will be going, it’s time to solidify the details. Get yourself a pen and paper and start a checklist. Here are some of the points that need to be covered:
Step Four: Mix all Ingredients Together
Once you’ve done all the pre-trip planning, fundraising and research - you’re ready to go. Add all the ingredients and mix them together. Now you are set to head off on a fantastic field trip.
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