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Target Field Trip Grants

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Itching to come to SERC for a field trip but challenged by funding? There a lot of opportunities out there for grants for field trips. Here’s one from Target! Check it out by clicking the image! Feel free to use … Continue reading

Field Trip!

Smithsonian Institution

Sidedoor hits the road, sneaking behind the scenes for the ultimate Smithsonian field trip we never took as kids. Lizzie and producer Justin O'Neill journey by bike, train, and even horse (okay, plastic horse) in a romp from museum to museum, encountering a hungry predator, a group of Broadway monsters, the last work of an iconic painter, and lots more. Join us!

Links from the episode:

Hokusai's Under the Wave off Kanagawa (aka "The Great Wave") at the Freer Gallery  

Tarantula Feedings at the National Museum of Natural History

David Best's Temple at the Renwick Gallery

Mitsitam Café at the National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian Carousel

SERC Field Trips: How to Prepare

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Teachers: Want to give your students a taste of outdoor science at the Smithsonian? The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) does research on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, and hosts hands-on, curriculum-based field trips for students in grades K through 8! In this 5-minute video, learn what SERC does, what to bring, how to dress and what to expect so your class can get the most out of their time doing science on the Bay.

Field Trip to Plummers Island

Smithsonian Magazine

Middle school "reverse field trips"

National Museum of American History

Field Trip, Finding Nemo

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sharks Debut on SERC Field Trip Menu

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

by Kristen Minogue Move over, blue crabs. There’s a new predator in the education department. Sharks are making waves as the latest addition to field trips and engineering programs at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). This spring, SERC added sharks as another station in its “Shoreline Connections” and “Exploring Nature” field trips. The education […]

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F. Raymond Fosberg on a Field Trip to Sri Lanka

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in the Smithsonian "Torch," October 1978

Dr. Fosberg was a botanist especially noted for his work on tropical and Pacific basin vegetation. He was also the founder and editor of Atoll Research Bulletin, a well-known and frequently consulted conservationist, and a several time organizer of major scientific conferences. He was associated at various times with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, United States Geological Survey, and Smithsonian Institution. In 1966 he joined the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in the Ecology program. In 1968 Fosberg transferred to the Department of Botany, where he became curator. In 1976 he became Senior Botanist, and in 1993 Botanist Emeritus. He published more than 600 papers on plant classification, plant distribution, ecology and conservation, and contributed to many scientific books.

For other images of F. Raymond Fosberg, see Neg. SIA2013-03920 and SIA2013-03921 at Natural History and SIA2013-03922 through SIA2013-03929 and 92-1712 in Sri Lanka. Neg. SIA2013-13927 is a very similar color image.

This image and image SIA2013-13028 are the same tree but from a different side.

On a trip to Sri Lanka, F. Raymond Fosberg, (1908-1993), botanist and ecologist, looks at leaves on a tree. Dr. Fosberg was on the staff of the National Museum of Natural History from 1966 to 1993.

Brown v. Board of Education Electronic Field Trips

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Videos of electronic field trips to the museum providing viewers with a 20-minute tour by curators of the exhibit Separate is Not Equal: Brown v Board of Education, followed by a 30-minute videotaped question session about court decision and its legacy. One video targets middle schoolers; the other high schoolers.

Space Scoop: A Field Trip to Star School

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
When astronomers want to study young stars, this cluster - called Cygnus OB2 - is one of the first places they look.

"The 39 Clues" online field trip: Decoding History

National Museum of American History
Bestselling "39 Clues" author David Baldacci takes students on a field trip to the National Museum of American History. Through this webcast, students will meet renowned museum curators, go behind the scenes, and investigate some of the most fascinating mysteries of American history. Baldacci is the author of "Day of Doom," the last book in "The 39 Clues" series, Cahills vs. Vespers.

SEEC Children on a Field Trip

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in Torch, September 1994

Children and their teachers from the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) pause on the steps of the National Museum of Natural History during a recent field trip.

National Zoological Park - Field Trip Resources

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Resources for planning a field trip to the Zoo. Includes schedules, events, downloadable activities, and information for planning field trip activities.

New take on the old museum field trip

National Museum of American History

Reports on field trips, written by W. M. Perrygo, 1936-1940

Smithsonian Field Book Project
This item includes Perrygo's itineraries for field trips to collect bird and mammal specimens in the mountainous states Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina from 1936-1940. Localities include: Shady Valley, the Great Smoky Mountains, Big Frog Mountain, Little Frog Mountain, Clarksville, Holston Mountain, Edisto River, Chatooga Ridge, Standingstone Mountain, Caesars Head Mountain, Sassafras Mountain, Bradford Mountain, Pee Dee River, and Wayah Bald. Carleton Lingbach accompanied Perrygo on his 1937 field trips in Tennessee.

Watson M. Perrygo with Drying Bird Skins Collected on a Field Trip to Panama

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Wetmore's Neg. # 3304 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1948. The album is part of the Alexander Wetmore papers in Smithsonian Institution Archives. Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

At a camp at the mouth of Rio Imamado, Darien, Panama, Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, stands behind a wood frame rack with four boxes containing drying bird skins on it. He is holding a fifth box containing more drying bird skins. Perrygo accompanied sixth Secretary Alexander Wetmore on field trips to collect specimens and conduct ornithological field work.

Journal from field trips to the American west, 1960, 1962, 1964

Smithsonian Field Book Project
This journal documents Blackwelder's field trips to several western American states including Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and South Dakota to collect insects. These field notes document two separate trips, one that took place from 14 June to 2 September 1960 and another from 24-29 June 1962. Several maps of these locations were pasted into this journal and show the route he traveled. Each location in which specimen were collected is given a station number. There are 233 stations. This journal contains 112 pages.

A Virtual Field Trip to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Smithsonian Education
Take a virtual fieldtrip to the center from the comfort of your computer and interact with Haddon as he describes approaches to teaching climate change using Smithsonian resources. Presented by: Mark Haddon Director of Education Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Original Airdate: September 29, 2009 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html

Field trip to Gordon Matta-Clark's "Splitting" house, circa 1974

Archives of American Art
Holly Solomon, Gordon Matta-Clark, and a schoolbus full of people travel from 98 Greene Street in SOHO to the Englewood, NJ site of Matta-Clark's site-specific work, "Splitting." From the Holly Solomon Gallery records, circa 1948-2003. Archives of American Art. http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/holly-solomon-gallery-records-15859/more

John Frederick Gates Clarke Field Trip to Union Flats

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Photograph included in the transcript of John Frederick Gates Clarke by Pamela M. Henson, February 26, 1986, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

On far right is John Frederick Gates Clarke, later Curator of Lepidoptera, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, collecting butterflies with fellow students on a field trip to Union Flats, Washington, in 1930, when Clarke was 25 years of age. Clarke began collecting insects while he was a youth in Vancouver, British Columbia.

And a Star to Steer Her By Field Trip Guide

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Pre-field-trip teaching guide introducing students to the tools and techniques used to navigate by the stars. Provides classroom activities and background information.

Watson M. Perrygo on a Field Collecting Trip to Panama

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Wetmore's Neg. # 3279 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1947. The album is part of the Alexander Wetmore papers in Smithsonian Institution Archives. Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, stands with one foot up on a notched tree trunk ladder used to climb into a hut built on stilts. He is at the mouth of Rio Imamado in Darien, Panama, on one of his trips with sixth Secretary Alexander Wetmore to collect specimens and conduct ornithological field work.
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