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field trip

an expedition, as by a group of students or research workers, to study something at first hand
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* The classes have experience in participating in conventional outdoor fieldtrips (with paper-based worksheets) framed by Stripling's (2003; 2008) EBL model in the previous semester.
We are particularly indebted to Carlos Bailon (Don Gabino) and Don Nelson, the crew of the Ranger patrolling boats, Elsa Freshet, Janai Yepez, and all the volunteers who helped during the project's fieldtrips.
Obviously, the mere fact of being abroad makes for real experiences: for example, American students interacting with Irish personages (from coach drivers to museum docents) on educational fieldtrips. However, the sense of authenticity may increase when an encounter with the foreign includes the elements of discernment and discovery as well as the personal investment--at once intellectual and emotional--inherent in doing research.
Like its name suggests, we spend a lot of time on fieldtrips looking for animals and doing more-or-less what I did as a kid at the beach: figuring out their names and making observations about the ways they interact with their environment and other animals and plants in their surroundings.
The Phillip Island data was collected on several fieldtrips to Norfolk in 2008 and 2009.
Sixteen-year-old Charles Emmanuel Libed, for instance, shares that their frequent fieldtrips to museums and heritage sites opened his eyes and made him realize that being Filipino is a treasure in itself.
Growing up in Lennox, a small city near the Los Angeles Airport where more than 90 percent of the population is Hispanic/Latino, I would say I was immersed in the Latino culture and did not realize it until we left our city for fieldtrips. Even then, when we returned, it was back to the usual multiple families living in a single home with no parking on the streets, cars parked on lawns, gang members patrolling their turf, but it was home.
However, I do remember a couple of my fieldtrips back then.
The many dangers faced by Curtis on his fieldtrips include being stranded overnight on a submerged Alaskan rock as the cold, rising tide slapped his shins; risking arrest for encouraging outlawed rituals; being threatened by Natives who believed that the presence of a white man taking pictures was the cause of a child's serious illness; bobbing and lurching in a small boat through rampaging river rapids; and having to stand still while writhing rattlesnakes coiled around his unprotected neck.
In contrast to the Oradour and Caen memorials, which are actively maintained through an agenda of transnational openness and programmatic renewal, the Centre Jean Moulin has shriveled into a site visited only by local schoolchildren on obligatory fieldtrips. Because of its representation of nationalism and attachment to old myths of a unified French resistance, the refusal to adopt a universal perspective relating to contemporary French society renders the impact of this memorial and the past negligible.
Each year Gardens of the Fox Cities (GOFC) educates over 3,000 students on school fieldtrips and scouting clinics with hands on experiences that support Wisconsin state curricula in Science and Mathematics.