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Posted on August 29, 2019

The Visit Baltimore Foundation is excited to kick-off the second year of a partnership to connect more Baltimore City students to City and surrounding attractions with a free or discounted field trip. These attractions provide enriching learning experiences and are great examples of the variety of assets and future careers available in Baltimore’s tourism community.

City Schools’ Office of Teaching and Learning is partnering with several of these attractions to offer field experiences aligned to curriculum in STEAM (Science Technology Art Engineering and Math) subjects for grades 1-12. The Visit Baltimore Foundation is generously supporting transportation to several of the attractions and additional transportation funding is being provided by other attractions and partners. 

Each school is eligible for one trip with transportation covered by Visit Baltimore Foundation. However, these select attractions are available for an additional trip:

  • 2nd grade – Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Garden 2nd grade – Rawlings Conservatory 
  • 5th grade – Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Waterfront Partnership
  • 6th grade – Aquarium (Please apply via the link below the trip description)
  • 8th grade - BioEYES
  • 9th grade – Stream study"

 

All trips are listed below with descriptions and links to additional information.

Click Here to access the form and choose your experiences

Science

Kindergarten

Unit 2: Ramps and Pathways
MD Science Center

Self-guided tour
Capacity: No maximum class size; preferred chaperone to student ratio is one adult per ten students. Teachers will use free educational materials provided by the Maryland Science Center.
Admission Fee: Free
Days/Times Available: Tue-Fri during school hours Oct-March
Contact: Karen Via [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program.

 


Grade 1

Unit 2: Can You See the Light.
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Light's On 

Capacity: Up to 25 Students; 5 chaperones per 25 students recommended
Admission Fee: $5 per student
Days/Times Available: Monday-Friday during school hours
Contact: Jessica Celmer [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grade 2

Unit 3: What Do Plants Need?
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks – Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory

Little Leaves
Capacity: Up to 25 students, 1 chaperone per 8 students
Admission Fee: No fees
Days/Times Available: Two Thursdays per month, Sep-Nov and Jan-May; 9:30 -11am and/or 12:30-2pm
Contact: Alice Hubbard [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grade 2

Unit 3: What Do Plants Need?
Great Kids Farm

Great Kids Farm
Capacity: 70 students max; 1 chaperone per 10 students
Admission Fee: Free
Days/Times Available: Mon-Fri, 10am – 2pm; program runs 1.5 to 3 hours
Contact: Farm to School Specialists [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grade 3

Unit 4: Survival of the Fittest
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

ZooLab
Capacity: 25 students maximum per class session; 1 chaperone required for every 8 students
Admission Fee: Contact Zoo for fees
Days/Times Available: Mon-Fri during school hours, March & April 
Contact: Danielle Smith [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grade 3

Unit 4: Survival of the Fittest
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Self-guided tour
Capacity: Self-guided visits are on Zoo grounds and all public areas and focus on exhibit design. Teachers will use free educational materials provided by the Zoo.
Admission Fee: Free
Days/Times Available: Mon-Fri during school hours during warm months
Contact: Danielle Smith [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grade 4

Unit 1: It’s Electric!
National Electronics Museum

Capacity: 90 students maximum; 1 chaperone per 15 students
Admission Fee: $7 per student
Days/Times Available:Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; program lasts 2-3 hours
Contact: Walt Bilous [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grade 5

Unit 5: Save the Bay
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Baltimore Harbor Program
Capacity: 28 people maximum, including students AND chaperones
Admission Fee: Free
Days/Times Available:Mon-Fri during school hours; limited fall 2018 dates remain; reserve now for spring 2019 season
Contact: Clair Jaeger [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grade 5

Unit 5: Save the Bay
Waterfront Partnership

Eco Tour
Explore green infrastructure on a walk along the Inner Harbor, seeing floating wetlands, oyster gardens, Mr. Trash Wheel, and Pierce’s Park rain gardens

Capacity: 35 participants maximum
Admission Fee: Free
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: meet at the World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor 

Click here to download a description of the program


Grade 6

IQWST LS1: Where Have all the Creatures Gone? 
Lesson 11: Do Abiotic Factors Affect Populations? 

National Aquarium


What Lives in the harbor?
Capacity: 72 students maximum, with 6 chaperones
Admission Fee: Free
Days/Times Available:Mon-Fri during school hours in Sept, Oct, Nov and in Mar, April, May; lasts for 2-3 hours
Contact: Symone Johnson [email protected]

APPLY HERE



Grade 7

Unit 2: Why Do Some Things Stop While Others Keep Going?
Maryland Science Center


Wind and Waves Program

Capacity: 30 students maximum per program session; preferred chaperone to student ratio is one adult per ten students.
Admission Fee: $7.50 per student 
Days/Times Available: Tue-Fri during school hours Oct-March
Contact: Karen Via [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program.

 


Grade 8

IQWST LS3: Genetics – Constructing a Model of Inheritance
BioEYES
Project BioEYES

Capacity: Up to 50 teachers can participate each year; up to 4 classes a day at a single school
Admission Fee: Free
Days/Times Available:Four hour paid teacher training is required.
Contact: Rob Vary [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

*Project BioEYES is not eligible for transportation funding as the program comes to YOUR school. You may still facilitate your request for this program via this form.

 


Grade 9

Biology – Stream study at Great Kids Farm or local stream
Great Kids Farm
Great Kids Farm or local stream

 

Capacity: 30
Admission Fee: Free
Days/Times Available: Call Ben Sommers to schedule a trip
Contact: Ben Sommers (GKF) [email protected] or Kia Boose (District Office) [email protected] 

Click here to download a description of the program.

 


Grade 11

Physics
Space Telescope Science Institute

Overview of STScI Missions (Hubble, JWST, WFIRST, MAST Archive)
• Careers and Internships @ STScI
• Tour of Mission Control Center for the James Webb Space Telescope
Capacity: 50 students maximum; 1 chaperone per 10 students
Admission Fee: Free
Days/ times available: October 2019 
Contact: Leslie stable at [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Arts

Prek-5

The art of Reading – anchor standard 1 and 7
Art With A Heart

FEE: $10/ Student
Capacity: 30 Students
Contact: Email Danyett Tucker or Megan Fortman for further information: 410-366-8886 [email protected] [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grades 2 through 8

BSO Midweek Concerts 
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Cost: $6.50
Contact: 410.783.800
Times: 10:00 am and 11:30 am
Concert Dates: Lemony Snicket's the composer is dead: October 29 - October 30
The Snowman (with film): December 5 - December 6
Classical Mashup: February 19 - February 20
Through the Telescope: April 1- April 2
Duration: 45 minutes

Click here to download a description of the program

 


Grades 3 through 12

Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as activist museum tour & studio art experience
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

Fee: Free
Available Dates/Times: October 30,2019
through February 28, 2020
Contact: Terry Taylor at [email protected]

Click here to download a description of the program


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