Favorite field trips make summer learning fun for the whole family!

state agencies for educationAccording to Education columnist Jay Matthews in The Washington Post, “The field trip, once woven into the American school experience, is in decline.” This is especially troubling because studies have shown that children learn much from field trips that they can’t get from teacher lectures or textbook pages.Lucky for those of us who live in the tri-state area, there are a slew of interesting, kid-friendly destinations in all directions. And this summer, parents can bridge that gap left by schools and take a few day trips that mix a little learning in with the fun.

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