Find out more about field trip opportunities offered by the venues participating in Wheels to Learning.
We understand the importance of informal science education. Learning outside the classroom keeps students excited about learning, helping them relate in-school studies to potential careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. We consider Connecticut Science Center an essential part of the STEM education environment, supporting classroom learning with hands-on, inquiry-based exploration.
Mystic Aquarium is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire people to care for and protect the ocean planet through conservation, education and research, and engages over 100,000 school children annually in traveling programs, field programs, classes at the Aquarium and field trips to explore our rich learning resources. Be sure to mention your participation in the Wheels to Learning program when making your reservation and receive an additional $2.00 off the already reduced school group admissions! You could apply that savings to include an NGSS-aligned program during your visit.
The New England Air Museum offers a variety of interdisciplinary field trip options for students in grades PreK-12 from October through June. All programs are designed to meet state and national curriculum frameworks and encourage critical thinking through inquiry based instruction. School groups are encouraged to combine a classroom program with a guided tour of the museum for a full day of hands-on learning.
Our non profit, all volunteer group provides low cost professional shows to the public such as “Nutcracker” and “Madame Butterfly”. Central to our mission is the Opera and Symphony programs presented free to school children which includes a one hour in-house educational session. We have recently added a music in-house program for kindergarten students.
The Community Cultural Committee of Northeastern Connecticut Inc. presents high quality theatre at Center for the Arts at Woodstock Academy. Programs are ideally suited to reinforce classroom curricula while expanding students’ understanding of the performing arts in a manner both entertaining and educational. All performances are professional with national touring companies. Study guides are available.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States. Our school programs introduce students to the museum through inquiry-based discussions and hands-on activities. Students exercise observational, critical thinking, and visual literacy skills as they learn to look at and interpret works of art. Programs incorporate the visual arts across subject areas and can be customized to fit your curricular needs.
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Last updated October 2020