Are you a teacher hoping to come up with some great spring fieldtrip ideas? Not a problem. You’ll find plenty of fieldtrip ideas here. Spring is the season that’s perfect for classroom fieldtrips. The weather is generally mild, and it’s a time when baby animals are born and plants begin to leaf or bloom. What’s more, after a winter of being indoors, students are ready for a fieldtrip–one that gets them outdoors into fresh air. Read on to find spring fieldtrip ideas that work for elementary classroom students.
Spring Fieldtrip Ideas Involving Domestic Animal Life
Since springtime may present a wide range of weather possibilities, it’s a good idea for you to save fieldtrips that involve lengths of time spent outdoors, for later in the spring. But early spring is a great time for a fieldtrip to a local ranch or farm to see how livestock is cared for, fed, or transported. A barnyard setting offers lots of animal babies to see and pet. A dairy provides hands-on learning experiences with milking or the chance to tour an automated facility. Finally, a fieldtrip to a poultry farm or egg processing plant makes an interesting and educational fieldtrip for elementary students.
Spring Fieldtrip Ideas Involving Plant Life
Spring outdoor fieldtrip ideas might include visiting a bulb farm (such as the one pictured), a flower festival, a nursery, or a farm museum. Another idea for a spring fieldtrip would be to visit a sawmill or view a logging operation. These agricultural and forest industries provide not only extended learning experience for students–but also spark future vocational interest.
Spring Fieldtrip Ideas Involving Wild Animal Life
Other outdoor spring fieldtrip ideas include visiting a nature reserve or taking a nature hike. No matter where you live, there usually are hiking opportunities or bird watching opportunities nearby.
See these articles to learn more about Fall Fieldtrip Ideas and Winter Fieldtrip Ideas. Several fieldtrip ideas in these two articles would work well for springtime too, since weather is generally mild. You’ll find suggested fieldtrip ideas that cover visiting museums, businesses, manufacturing centers, and places of community service.
With proper planning, administrative support, adequate transportation, and parent volunteers, a spring fieldtrip can put the exclamation point at the end of a positive year for students. And for you the teacher–if the year has been a tough one–a fieldtrip can help you end on a positive note.