Field Trip & Enrichment Guide Spring 2022

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A GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS, CAMPS, SCOUTS & OTHER STUDENT GROUPS

Field Trip Enrichment Guide Central Texas and Surrounding Areas

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Field Trip Enrichment Guide Spring Educators and youth leaders are the backbone of our society. We value what you do for our children and we want to help make your job a little easier. That’s why we produce this resource guide! This must-have publication is full of wonderful field trip destinations, enrichment programs, vendors, experts and more. And it’s all in one place! We hope that the 2022 Field Trip & Enrichment Guide becomes a staple in your lesson and event planning. For more information and quick access to the guide online, visit www.fieldtripguideTX.com.

Happy Field-Tripping! Michele Berger & the Hooray for Family Team

For additional copies or to advertise in our Fall 2022 issue, please email office@bergerpublishing.com or call 254-723-3696

Spring 2022 Field Trip & Enrichment Guide™. All copy, photographs and information contained herein is protected by copyright and is not to be reproduced. Publisher reserves the right to decline any advertisements. Presented by:

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Mondays:

Baby Time (ages 3 -12 mos.) 9:30 a.m.

Tuesdays:

Toddler Time (ages 1-3) 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) 10:30 a.m. Crafternoon - 4 and 4:30 p.m.

We welcome groups of any age. Field trips can be designed specifically for your group.

Wednesdays:

Toddler Time (ages 1-3) 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) 10:30 a.m. Curiosity Cart (ages 3+) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tell Me a Story Kids Club (3rd - 5th graders) 4 - 5 p.m. *Registration Required

Dial-a-Story call 254-327-2400 to listen to stories! Check out the website for additional programs

www.cityofhewitt.com

Call for more information: 254-666-2442 Waynette Ditto, Library Director wditto@cityofhewitt.com 200 Patriot Court, Hewitt, TX 4 Please say, “I saw it in the Field Trip & Enrichment Guide.”


Pioneer Farms Virtual Field Trips for School Groups Explore Authentic 1800’s Texas History

Education is not the lling of a pail, but the lighting of a re. ~ William Butler Yeats

A day on the farm is worth two days in the classroom! $6 per student Customized lesson plans Barnyard animals Woodland animals Conservation Gardening Hayrides pill Jump pillow Arts & Crafts

254-220-3734 17851 FM 1123 Holland, TX www.sliceofheaveneducationalfarm.org

1839 Republic Texas Overlook 1844 Tonkawa Encampment 1866 German Emigrant Farm 1871 Chisholm Trail Site 1873 Stagecoach Stop 1878 Texian Farm 1886 Cotton Planter's Farm 1892 Freedman Farm 1899 Texas Village Costumed Interpreters Artisans & More

Covid-Safe Guided & Virtual Tours

- Gone to Texas history adventure, Tickwan-tic Tonkawa Indian experience, Wild Texas nature discovery, Saddle Up! Chisholm Trail tour - New interactive activities, opportunities for pre-K to high school - See website for details & pricing.

www.PioneerFarms.org

Open for guided & virtual tours by reservation Monday-Friday Guided tours by advance reservation only Self-guided tours Thursday - Sunday Open to the public 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Sunday Exit I-35 at Braker Lane, go east & follow signs 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., Austin TX 78754

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Hands-On Field Trips Connect Curriculum with Real World By Jessa McClure By Jessa McClure

Children love to use their senses to gain knowledge about the world around them, which is why hands-on field trips are a great option for your class or grade level. Hands-on experiences offer great insights into the world outside of the classroom, and allow children to gain real-world knowledge, make connections to the curriculum, and use their senses to gain information they can’t get from a book. Here are some hands-on field trip ideas that will have your class shouting Hooray! Free “Tours” There are many places around your town that would be willing to offer children the chance to explore and get some real-world experience without a hefty price tag. • Bakery – Kids can learn how ingredients become yummy treats and might even get to help make some. • Fire station – Children might get the chance to try on a fireman’s gear, run through a simulated home and hear the fire truck’s siren. • Grocery store – This field trip could give children the chance to stack boxes, unload produce, or help at the checkout. • Library – Not every child gets the opportunity to visit a city library, and this would be a great opportunity for children to touch and explore different types of books and maybe even get their very own library card. • State park – These parks are often full of beautiful outdoor scenery and plants and wildlife to see and explore. 6

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Field Trip Locations with Hands-on Experiences • Aquarium – Take your lessons on the ocean to an aquarium where students can experience sea life up close. Some aquariums even have exhibits where children can “pet” sea animals. • Children’s museum – museums geared toward children are great for handson learning. They are often equipped with exhibits that are specifically built to be touched and explored. • Skating rink – Not only will children have a great time skating, but a skating rink is a great way to learn about motion, physics, and other scientific terms. • Farm – Children love animals and getting to see, touch (and maybe smell) animals they’ve only read about in books is a great way to connect curriculum with experience. Field Trips that Come to You • Petting zoo – If your budget is small or you’re not able to take your class to a local farm, then a petting zoo can be a great alternative. They are often mobile and offer children the same experiences with barnyard animals. • Animal shelter or ASPCA – Some animal shelters are equipped to transport dogs or cats that are up for adoption to schools and other events. Representatives from the shelter or association will often provide information about their services and the importance of adopting shelter animals. • Dentist – Dentists are often equipped to provide educational services to schools and other educational institutions, where children get the chance to see, hear and feel the equipment that is used at the dentist and why it is important to properly clean your teeth.

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Tickets only $10 for individuals *$8 per person for groups of 12 or more! * Additional school group discounts may apply.

Educational Tours Now Available Come see the home of the Baylor Bears from a different perspective with a 90-minute tour! McLane Stadium is also Central Texas’ state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue. The tour includes: Baylor Locker Room | Recruit Lounge | Post-Game Interview Room Press Box | Presidential Level | Field Call or email the McLane Stadium box office at: 254-710-8104 | tickets@mclanestadium.com

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Children’s Entertainment

Birthday Parties Special Events Face Painting Photos Packages Available Mascot Characters 254-338-3524 Visit us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/tootytot254

kidspartiesandmore@yahoo.com

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Serving Up Fun for Over 25 Years Pricing Includes Instruction, Skates & Small Drink per Student Large Groups Welcome (min. 40 skaters) Arcade FREE Wi-Fi 50/50 Fundraiser Programs End-of-Year Parties Mobile Skate Truck - We can come to you! *Laser tag available at both locations *Three-story playground available at Bellmead location

Call or book online today! 512-705-8211 | www.skatewaco.com

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Field Trip Group Rate $275 GROUP SIZE  1520 CHILDREN

Facility is private for eld trips

For over 20 years, we have hosted tours for thousands of children from public, private and home schools

OFFERED DAILY DURING THE WEEK Waco 254-572-8890

1201 Hewitt Dr. #107, Waco, TX www.waco.littlelandplaygym.com

Temple 254-231-3752

4311 South 31st St. #105, Temple, TX www.temple.littlelandplaygym.com

254-722-7923

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ACTIVATE AWESOME IN WACO! Urban Air is the ultimate indoor adventure park! Buy tickets online at: www.UrbanAirWaco.com

Featuring: Sky Rider • Ropes Course • Climbing Walls • Warrior Course Ultimate Dodgeball • Tubes Playground • Trampolines And More!

5701 W Waco Drive | Waco, TX 76710 www.UrbanAirWaco.com

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F ie l d ! s p i r T Pottery Mosaics Glass fusing We can come to you with Pikasso-to-Go! Group rates

an eclectic art studio

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OPEN Mon. - Fri., 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 4310 West Waco Drive (in Brazos Place Center)

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Baylor Club McLane Stadium...................................................................................9 254-710-8104 • Waco, TX • www.mclanestadium.com

Dart Em Up.............................................................................................................5 254-836-6124 • Waco, TX • www.dartemup.com

Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute........................................................13 254-757-1025 • Waco, TX • www.drpeppermuseum.com/tours

Hewitt Public Library...............................................................................................4 254-666-2442 • Hewitt, TX • www.cityofhewitt.com

Historic Waco Foundation.......................................................................................11 254-753-5166 •

Waco, TX • www.historicwaco.org

Homestead Field Trips............................................................................................11 254-722-7923 • Waco, TX • www.homesteadfieldtrips.com

Little Land Play Gym...............................................................................................11 254-231-3752 • Temple, TX • www.temple.littlelandplaygym.com 254-572-8890 • Waco, TX • www.waco.littlelandplaygym.com

Mayborn Museum Complex......................................................................................8 254-710-7526 • Waco, TX • www.maybornmuseum.com

Mayborn Science Theater........................................................................................3 254-526-1800 • Killeen, TX • www.starsatnight.org

Pioneer Farms........................................................................................................5 512-837-1215 • Austin, TX • www.pioneerfarms.org

Practically Pikasso................................................................................................14 254-776-2200 • Waco, TX • www.practicallypikassowaco.com

Skate Waco...........................................................................................................10 512-705-8211 • Waco, TX •

www.skatewaco.com

Slice of Heaven Educational Farm............................................................................5 254-220-3734 • Holland, TX • www.sliceofheaveneducationalfarm.org

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame.......................................................................................3 254-750-8631 • Waco, TX • www.texasranger.org

Tooty Tot Children’s Entertainer...............................................................................9 254-338-3524 • www.tootytot.com

Urban Air...............................................................................................................13 254-845-8004 • Waco, TX • www.urbanairwaco.com

Waco Mammoth Site..............................................................................................16 254-750-7946 • Waco, TX • www.wacomammoth.com

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