Field trips are an integral part of The Inspiration Academy’s well-balanced program. The multisensory field experiences create excitement and enthusiasm as they bring one-dimensional learning to life and enhance the academic curriculum. Field trips provide inspiring shared learning experiences where students create a sense of community and work on their communication, collaboration, leadership, and teamwork skills.
Through field trips and field experiences, students develop empathy, enhance their cultural understanding, and increase their tolerance for differences and their ability to see the world through multiple viewpoints. During field trips, students can develop a deeper understanding of concepts and make academic connections to the real world as they work with experts and solidify and expand their learning in meaningful ways.
Field trips get the students out into the community and into the world where they can participate in citizen science, service-learning, and volunteerism. With the opportunities and connections that field trips provide, students can build their independence, research different career options, enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learn how they can make a difference in the world.
Field Trip News
TIA students and parents enjoyed fishing and cooking together on the beautiful grounds of Catch-A-Trout in Payson. It was a nice day together exploring the fish hatchery and learning more about the various trout and other fish that are native to Arizona. Picking and eating wild blackberries and wild grapes was a favorite activity. Afterwards, TIA students and their parents enjoyed a hike along a secluded creek that leads to a lesser-known swimming hole and falls.
TIA Families, please join us for a “family picnic” field trip to Payson on Friday, September 16th. We will depart from the parking lot of Shepherd of the Hills at 8:30 am and carpool via parent and teacher vehicles. First we will visit Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery and then go to Rancho Tonto Catch-a-Trout. Students can catch rainbow trout in the pond. A basic pole and bait will be provided.
We are in the process of planning out all the details of our Maryland, Gettysburg, and Washington D.C. Trip. When we get to D.C., we will be renting a beautiful home that is either 6000 or 8000 square feet. Everyone will need to bring their own flashlight for the most epic games of Flashlight Tag hosted by Billy. NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change as we finalize all the details.