The New York Metro Class Trip Directory is the only complete guide for day, and overnight trips for schools, scouts and youth groups in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware plus Travel Trip Itineraries for Boston, Canada, Gettysburg, NYC, Philadelphia, Orlando, and Washington DC. The Directory includes places that enrichment the students learning experience. Trips include Adventure Sports/Outdoor Learning, Amusement Park/Theme Parks, Farms, Apple & Pumpkin Picking, Mazes, Art Museums, Ranches, Nature Centers, Interactive Historic Sites, Boat Excursions, Field Days, Team Building, Science and Environmental Education, Social Studies, Proms and school celebrations, Theater/Dance/Music, Overnights/Retreats, Multicultural, Skiing, Skating, Recreation, Zoos/Aquariums/Animals, Children's Museums, Botanical Gardens, Planetariums, Maple Sugaring, Broadway and more. Great for teachers, scout and youth leaders, PTA's and parents of homeschoolers.
Each listing revenue is code for grade level, group type, type of program, cost/group rates, region, and a brief description.
New this year: How class trips can support State Learning Standards.
Class Trips are not only fun, but they also provide support for your state's Learning Standards. From museums to rafting adventures, all types of trips can provide a unique extension to classroom learning. People learn in different ways through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Most venues listed in the Class Trip Directory offer a hands-on curriculum for varied learning experiences.
In this Directory, we have provided highlights from your state's Learning Standards to use as a quick reference when planning Class Trips to support classroom curriculum.
* Going to a place with new things to see, hear, and experience provides an excellent means of learning new vocabulary that has real life meaning.
* Most guided tours at museums inspire critical thinking that encourage analysis, reflection, and dialogue. Most Learning Standards in Language Arts include listening, speaking, viewing, and critical thinking.
* Activities that foster team building and working together support most Learning Standards either in Physical Education or Health & Safety.
* Viewing an art exhibit or attending a performance or concert supports Learning Standards in Language Arts, The Arts, and Social Studies. These trips are opportunities to learn about various cultures, reflect on historical events, and evaluate interpersonal relationships.
* Interactive historic sites, history museums, and visits to local and state governments make social studies come alive and support Social Studies Learning Standards.
* Science museums, botanical gardens, outdoor environmental nature centers, planetariums, and even amusement parks all support Science Learning Standards.
* Traveling to a new city opens a myriad of learning experiences with all its unique culture, people, and history.
* Class Trip experiences motivate students to bring a new way of looking at curriculum materials back to the classroom.
Most of all, Class Trips introduce young people to a life of enriching
experiences outside the classroom.
Have an enriching year!