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Winter 2016

What Was Your Favorite School Field Trip and Why?

Marcia Russell, Ed.M.'09, Ed.D.'14

I got to go to the Field Museum in Chicago when I was six to see King Tut. Even then I knew it was national news and most people didn't get to see the exhibit. Though I probably didn't realize exactly how old the artifacts were, I was aware that they were older and more elaborate than anything I'd ever seen.

Joan Alvarez, PPE program participant

The trip I'll never forget was the first time I went to California for nationals. My previous trips had been to work as a migrant in the fields, but thanks to education, I discovered a new traveling line.

Doctoral candidate Matthew Shaw, Ed.M.'14

Hands down: eleventh-grade trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Georgetown Model United Nations. It was my first trip on a plane, first trip to D.C., first trip on a subway, first visit to an Ethiopian restaurant, and my first engagement — though simulated — with law and policy.

Steven Faerm, Ed.M.'15

The Boston Museum of Science because it was interactive learning. The "play" made the learning stick.

Martha Madsen, Ed.M.'87

Whale watch or Plimoth Plantation.

Myra LalDin, Ed.M.'15

Our school was in the foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan, surrounded by the gorgeous forests. Our school would take us into the woods, and we'd collect weird bugs and tadpoles and then roast marshmallows. I didn't care much for the marshmallows, but there was something nice about being outdoors in the fresh air, getting our hands dirty. Made you feel alive. We should do more of that.

Karen Wood, course coordinator, Office of the Registrar

A favorite trip was to see a Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice, performed at Powhatan, a private school in Virginia. The costumes were elaborate and the acting professional. I was dazzled and completely enthralled. I was also amazed at seeing actors playing gender-bending roles.

Adam Morrow, operations coordinator, Development and Alumni Relations

When I was in the first grade, our class went to McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee. My favorite subject was always social studies, so I was amazed that people could go from rural southeast Tennessee to anywhere in the world in just a matter of hours simply by flying! It inspired me at a young age to want to see the world and travel.