Thursday, February 20, 2014

Teachers can 'shop' for field trips Thursday

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:11 PM

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With schools facing budget cutbacks, many student activities that were once routine have become a luxury. One example is field trips.

But Warren Epstein, spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, says field trips offer irreplaceable experiences for kids, helping them better understand the world around them. That's why the FAC is hosting a "shopping" opportunity for educators from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. Teachers can simply stop by to check out booths representing top destinations for field trips from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to the United States Olympic Committee.

Read on for more details:

Shopping for Field Trips Just Got a Lot Easier

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is offering educators a free one-stop shopping opportunity to choose future field trips, Feb. 20, 4-6p.

Whether students are interested in science, sports, nature, history, literature, Western culture or the arts, we’ll have options for them, some displayed in a series of expo-like table displays and others more theatrical.

Fine Arts Center docents and our partners from Colorado College will create immersive experiences throughout the FAC galleries that will give glimpses into the many tours available at the Fine Arts Center. Among the highlights will be an appearance by nationally acclaimed playwright and CC instructor Idris Goodwin, whose students will perform spoken word pieces inspired by FAC art.

Our other partners include:
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Catamount Institute
Chico Basin Ranch Bird Banding
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
McAllister House Museum
Money Museum (American Numismatic Association)
Pikes Peak Library District
Pikes Peak Coalition for Elementary STEM Education
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
Space Foundation Discovery Center
United States Olympic Committee
Western Museum of Mining and Industry
Water Education - Colorado Springs Utilities

The top teachers in the region know that field trips can offer many ways to extend educational opportunities beyond the classroom. 

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