The purpose of Field Study Day is to provide the students with an opportunity to enrich their educational experience. The day should be spent on an activity that extends the learning environment from the classroom into the community.
2017-2018 Field Study Dates
September 22, 2017
November 3, 2017
February 23, 2018
May 11, 2018
Field Study Ideas: (if done with at least one other Eastside student beside your own, you can earn parent hours) For every $10 spent on materials, you earn one parent hour.
Visit a museum- Crocker Art Museum, Railroad Museum, Discovery Museum, The Museum of Natural History, etc.
Job shadow someone in order to learn about different professions
Visit the courthouse
Work in a classroom or library (you may use this for one field study day only)
Visit and learn about historical sites- guided tours of Folsom Dam, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, State Capital, Coloma, Sutter's Fort, Davis Arboretum, etc.
Visit a college or University- arrange for a guided tour of American River College, Sierra College, Sacramento State University, University of California-Davis, etc.
Attend a cultural activity such as a play or symphony
For more ideas, please speak with your child's homeroom teacher
Please be aware:
You will be given paperwork to fill out regarding your field study days- fill them out and return them to your homeroom teacher by the due dates.
Your homeroom teacher MUST approve your plan BEFORE you do it.
You are required to turn in a written report about how you spent your day and what you learned from the experience.
Field Study days are still school days- you are expected to do the plan that has been approved. If you do not- it will be marked as an unexcused absence.
One last note: these activities can be done on the weekend closest to the actual Field Study Day if you cannot do it on the actual day.