Do your homework:
Visit the site to give you an idea of incorporating its activities into your lesson plan. Ask questions and take recommendations from the staff.
Involve your students in the preparation:
Get them excited by discussing the goals of the field trip. What are some things they will see? What should they take away from the trip?
Many students use their mobile devices to engage with the world around them. Use research topics, photo scavenger hunts, or video memories to help them re-experience the field trip later in the classroom and at home.
Engage the senses:
Select a field trip where students aren’t sitting down like in the classroom. Use this as an opportunity to break up their typical school week.
Fundraise to cover any extra costs:
Engage the parents, PTA, or other teachers to support class-wide field trips. Most large companies offer group discounts for local schools and youth groups.