Category: Field Trips

Louisburg Cider Mill 2018

image courtesy of Louisburg Cider Mill We celebrated the amazing fall weather with a visit to Louisburg Cider Mill to enjoy their freshly made doughnuts and cider, the pumpkin patch and play area. While the recent rains and flooding made…

Dinosaurs Revealed at Union Station

image courtesy of Dinosaurs Revealed This week we went to Union Station for the Dinosaurs Revealed exhibit and an afternoon at Science City. The exhibit featured a combination of 26 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, models of dinosaurs dig sites, a hands-on…

School of Economics in Blue Springs

A group of our students traveled to Blue Springs for a two-day session for homeschoolers of School of Economics, presented by the Blue Springs school district. The School of Economics is set up like a small international marketplace. Each region…

Arabia Steamboat Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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…