This quote by author Richard Louv* beautifully illustrates the core values of educational travel in the lives of young people. Each of you, as educators or mentors to a younger generation, have had an experience in your personal history which inspires you to do what you do. Take a moment to think back to what that impactful experience was... it wasn’t just a great lecture, or a fantastic worksheet, or a great score on a test, it was something that you saw or did – something that you experienced with your senses that lit a fire inside of you. Do you remember what it was?
Don’t let the cold temperatures frighten you; winter and early spring can be a wonderful time to travel on a school field trip. School groups tend to travel mostly in the spring and summer, but there’s much to be said about touring during the winter months and the off-peak season of December through March. Here are five great reasons to get out during the cold months.