Field Trips

Planning off-campus trips may take one month to a full semester to arrange. Here are tips and ideas for planning an off-campus event.

Planning an off-campus event

  • Establish with the host an appropriate dress code
  • Arrange an orientation/preview for students prior to the event
  • Plan transportation arrangements
  • Establish time of departure and return, and length of tour
  • Specify cost(s) to students, if any
  • Observe appropriate safety precautions
  • Conduct a follow-up discussion and
  • Send appropriate thank-you notes

Ideas for off-campus trips

  • Breweries (check on the age restrictions)
  • FBI labs
  • Area 51
  • Nuclear reactors
  • National labs