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Now that I'm a mom instead of a student, late spring is my favorite part of the school year, particularly all of the great outdoor field trips. I've chaperoned London and Maddie's first grade trips to the Bronx Zoo, and this year I'm going along with Maddie's second grade class to hunt fossils. I'm still hoping to be in the running for the last chaperone picked for London's third grade Quest trip to the Gazillion Bubbles show in New York City.
Hands-on experiences like field trips can help engage children in learning that can open their eyes to the world beyond the classroom. As I've mentioned before, the kids of Mendham Township Elementary and Middle Schools are very lucky that our school district budget passed this year. A 2009 report from the American Association of School Administrators estimates that over the course of the current school year, the number of school districts eliminating field trips will increase by 56 percent. That’s more than 30,000 schools around the country. Because of these cutbacks, Lunchables Lunch Combinations wants to help deserving kids to go on an inspiring, educational experience with the launch of the program, “Field Trips For All.”
Field Trips For All is the first effort from the Lunchables Team’s new initiative called Project Potential. Aimed at empowering kids with opportunities to help them reach their full potential, Project Potential will provide enriching experiences kids might otherwise not have. London, Maddie, my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers, or anyone six (6) years of age or older can nominate a deserving classroom by clicking on one of the links in this post. From all nominations received, the Lunchables Team will select fifty (50) different classrooms to go on an inspiring, educational field trip experience. So be sure to nominate your kids' class or someone you feel deserves a special field trip. Spread the word about the contest, and if you leave a comment in this post, we'll be rooting for you to win. In the meantime, click the video below to go on your very own "Alien Field Trip":