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Click on the links found below to access PDF files that can serve as a springboard to your own Field Trip Action plan to submit to your administration or funder! Sponsors of the workshops are listed below the links.

Field Trip Action Plan 1
Written by Nicole Derbaum, New Brighton Elementary School.
Includes images of PowerPoint slides, School board FAQ's and more.

Field Trip Action Plan 2
Written by Mary Lococo, West Allegheny Middle School.
Includes sample letter to superintendent.

Field Trip Action Plan 3
Written by Regina Marsilio, Linton Middle School.
Includes academic impact statement, academic standards.

Field Trip Action Plan 4
Written by Aimee Metz, Perrysville Elementary School.
Includes pre-trip and post-trip activities statement, costs, and letter to school board.

Field Trip Action Plan 5
Written by Tracey Pawloski, Springdale Junior Senior High School.
Includes rationale, details on partnering RiverQuest trip with visit to Carnegie Science Center, transportation details, and more.

Field Trip Action Plan 6
Written by Tracy Theobald, Liberty Elementary School.
Includes Includes rationale and school board letter.

Field Trip Action Plan 7
Written by Danielle Zieger, Chartiers Valley High School.
Includes rationale and school board letter.


  • Urban Watersheds: Urbane Training on Urban Runoff
    Sponsored by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

  • Project WET: Healthy Water, Healthy Life
    Sponsored by US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Tale of Two Rivers
    Sponsored by US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Exploring the World of Freshwater Ecology
    Sponsored by RiverQuest