The 7 Sisters and many of our buddies had a homeschool co-op for many years. We loved having a mom who LIKED a topic teach it to our kids. We loved the fun of brainstorming and praying together. We loved watching our kids grow up together. One of the things we loved most, that added sparkle to each year, was the wonderful field trips we took together.
We can feel homeschool year 2012-13 in the air. In honor of that, and the nostalgia I feel looking back, here are some of our favorite field trips- and suggestions by some of our friends. Can YOU add some?
Going on field trips is one of the best things about homeschooling. Getting to experience tons of learning in unusual and exciting environments, receiving instruction from folks who are passionate about their subject area….that’s the stuff!
We live in the DE/MD/PA area, so many of these field trip ideas are in our neck-o-the-woods, but you’ll see a few suggestions that reach far beyond our locale. Here’s hoping you find some inspiration to go someplace fun and learn something fabulous with your homeschoolers!
* Pennsylvania- Gettysburg National Park, Canoe Creek State Park (cool bats) Raccoon Creek (water bikes), Lancaster, Valley Forge National Park, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Independence Hall in Philadelphia
* Any “special events” at local historic sites where they had costumed guides/reenactors
* Local Nature Centers
Ok, we have to stop somewhere. Lots of these trips, we took as a co-op. (If you are starting a homeschool co-op, download FREE How to Start a Co-op.)
What are your favorite homeschool and co-op field trips?