The Tampa Yankees hit it out of the ballpark on May 10 as they opened their doors to over 4,000 elementary students at the annual Day at the Ballpark field trip. The Tampa Yankees not only provided free admission to a baseball game, but also provided free lunch for all attendees. Field trips play an integral role in a well-rounded education in order to prepare all students for life. Introducing our children to outside the classroom opportunities opens their world to different perspectives, careers and experiences. Research shows that outside the classroom experiences create bonds between students and teachers.
In the book, Teaching Outside the Classroom by Lily Claiborne, John Morrell, Joe Bandy and Derek Bruff, it states, “Along with the engagement with concepts that is required by these experiences, the student bonding that occurs on field trips enhances the learning experience and creates a learning community.”
Prior to the trip, schools received a comprehensive learning packet which highlighted the areas of mathematics, language arts and science.View Full Album