By Cassie Bingham, Communications Specialist
Field trips are one of the best ways for children to learn and retain new information. They allow for a change in routine and more interactive, visual, and hands-on learning for grade school students. Over the past month Guadalupe students have embarked on some adventurous field trips around Salt Lake, in order to learn from their surroundings!
Kindergarten was recently able to learn more about Utah history by visiting This is the Place Heritage Park. The children visited pioneer style houses and buildings, where tour guides who were dressed as pioneers taught them about how people used to live in the late 1800's. Activities included an exciting train ride, a petting zoo, and watching how to milk a cow!
Fourth graders took advantage of the remaining days of warm weather by visiting the Tracy Aviary! They observed beautiful birds, and learned about their habits and environmental needs. Trained professionals allowed the colorful birds to fly over the kids, who looked on with awe. One of the highlights was when students were allowed to hold the feeding bowl for a real live emu!
Fourth grade also visited the Utah State Capitol downtown Salt Lake City. They had the unique experience of learning about the history of the capitol as a government building, but also about the structure of the building itself. They learned that the granite used for the exterior of the building came from surrounding Utah mountains. The students also left with a greater understanding of the political process and branches of government.
Guadalupe School is extremely grateful for the privilege we have to provide children with wonderful off-site learning experiences thanks to our great community partnerships. We look forward to many more field trips with old and new partners alike.