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Field Trips Turn New Information into Knowledge and Provide a Reward for Testing


April 24, 2019

Fourth graders at Meadowlark Elementary School (MES) will escape to Beaver Creek Park on Friday, April 26 for a field trip. Although the primary purpose of the field trip is to learn through engaging explorations that invite students to become keen observers of the natural environment beyond the classroom walls, it is also a reward and a break from testing.

Research shows that outdoor classrooms present learners with captivating sights, smells and textures, stimulating all of the senses as well as the imagination. The more young people engage their senses, the more they increase their cap...

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