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Guide to field trips featuring energy production and use

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About this guide

This is a directory of 241 sites and events that provide students with meaningful experiences and expose them to innovative and/or historical examples of science, technology, and engineering (STE). We focus on energy, so have a lot of power plants, but we also have buildings, historical sites, parks, and other places where notable technology, energy or otherwise, are in evidence. We provide you with as much detail as available for planning trips, including hours, appropriate ages, appropriate contact information, and location. Since your students might be missing multiple classes to attend a trip, we also try to provide information about attributes relevant to non-STE subjects, such as history, language, and art. 🎒

Classic printed guide

A special publication, Learning about Energy with Field Trips, June 2007, highlights trips in and around Massachusetts, especially sites with multiple functions and with educational missions. You can download a copy of the 32 page guide or you may request a copy from us (limited availability):

http://energyteachers.org/ETODocuments/fieldtripguide-ma.pdf (PDF, 1.58MB) SOME ENTRIES MAY BE OUT OF DATE IN PDF; PLEASE USE THE ONLINE DATABASE ABOVE FOR NEWER INFORMATION.

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You are welcome to contact us to discuss these sites and others, and we are always looking for information about how educators have experienced sites and events, and have made educational use of them. To share ideas, please use the forum on our bulletin board: Participate in our forum.

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If you know of an interesting place, anywhere in the world, where students and/or educators can go to learn about science, technology, and engineering, please share by entering the site in our guide: Add a site.