Category: Field Trips

Arabia Steamboat Museum

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This week we drove to downtown Kansas City, MO to tour the Arabia Steamboat Museum. This museum is dedicated to the excavation of the Arabia Steamboat, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856, but was not excavated until 1987.…

National Geographic Live! Into the Arctic

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On Tuesday we attended the latest National Geographic Live! program about the Arctic. The photographer, Florian Schulz, showed us photos and videos from his time exploring and photographing the Arctic. His photographs were very beautiful, and he had all kinds…

Animal Scene Investigations

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This week we braved the cold and ventured out to Ernie Miller Nature Center for a class called Animal Scene Investigations. Once we arrived, the kids were divided into four groups. The kids went around the room and used their…

National Geographic Live! Oceans

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On Tuesday we attended the first National Geographic Live! program of 2018. This month’s program was about Oceans, and featured Brian Skerry showcasing his amazing photos and videos. Mr. Skerry has been photographing nature, especially marine animals, since childhood, and…

Beyond Planet Earth

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For our latest field trip, we explored outer space via the newest exhibit, Beyond Planet Earth, currently on display at Museum at Prairie Fire. This exhibit has all kinds of wonderful space items, as well as dioramas of potential space…

Johnson Farms

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guest post by C. A. We had beautiful weather for our fall field trip to Johnson Farms! At the start of the tour, the guide talked to us about the different vegetables and squash grown at the farm and which…

Emergency Operations Center Tour

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On May 24th we toured the Emergency Operations Center in Olathe as part of our Community Helpers series, which includes the police station and the fire station. The center is the heart of emergency preparedness in Johnson County. The employees…

Pizzeria Locale

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On May 16 and 17 we had two groups of students visit Pizzeria Locale at 95th and Quivira to learn all about how pizza dough is made, and to enjoy a pizza lunch courtesy of the restaurant. The demonstration started…