field trip


Definition of field trip 

: a visit (as to a factory, farm, or museum) made (as by students and a teacher) for purposes of firsthand observation

Examples of field trip in a Sentence

We took a class field trip to the power plant. We went on a field trip.

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The center is available for regular visits by local families and day care groups and school field trips, which are funded through a private grant, Graves said. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan Public Library rolls out exhibits about 'community helpers' for Early Learning Center," 22 June 2018 Other aspects of the program include field trips, guest speakers and instruction on interviewing techniques, resume writing and building a LinkedIn profile. Pam Grady,, "Bay Area labor film festival shines a light on workers’ struggles," 20 June 2018 Any profits made by Rebel Mart go toward LIFE program expenses, including field trips, equipment and other necessary items. Gianna Annunzio,, "Rebel Mart coffee shop, run by Ridgewood LIFE students, celebrates 1,000th cup served," 25 May 2018 Kids will enjoy games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, educational activities, field trips, and learn core values, conflict resolution, and leadership skills. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Looking for a summer camp? Here are options," 15 May 2018 Restricting field trips, extracurricular and after-school trips is projected to save another $1.5 million. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Amid $45 million budget crisis, IPS options could include teacher layoffs," 25 Apr. 2018 To reserve a spot on this unique field trip, visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens,, "Fred Nation set to lead group to Solon Dixon Preserve," 5 Apr. 2018 Twice-monthly meetings were the foundation for field trips, personal development classes and mandatory community service. Mark Curnutte,, "A decade-by-decade look at how Avondale came back after the 1968 riots," 4 Apr. 2018 The farm's museum will continue to host school field trips, summer square dances, and campfires, as well as monthly events like the upcoming equine day in October, said Sandy. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Blue Slope Farm Sells Off Its Milking Herd," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of field trip

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field trip was in 1926

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English Language Learners Definition of field trip

: a visit to a place (such as a museum or zoo) that is made by students to learn about something

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Kids Definition of field trip

: a visit to a place (such as a museum) made by students to learn about something

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