Google Field Trip Days 2015: Welcome, Oakland Unified!
Starting today, the Academy will host three Google Field Trip Days for elementary and middle school students from Oakland Unified School District.
Introducing Google Field Trip Days!
With generous funding from Google, Google Field Trip Days include free admission, bus transportation, and lunches for kids and chaperones who attend, as well as a welcome from volunteers from local Google offices!
For Fall 2015, public schools from Oakland Unified School District were invited to apply for the program, and demand was incredible; more than 90 classes from 20 schools applied in time! Dedicated teachers and administrators pulled everything together, even at the very start of the school year.
Today, September 9th, the Academy hosted middle school students, who took the time to stop by docent carts and public presentations while they explored the Rainforest, Aquarium, and African Hall. On September 10 and 11, we'll welcome 3rd-5th graders from a handful of elementary schools. Academy staff and volunteers are available at activity tables with Spanish interpreters, and volunteers from Google are joining in on the fun.
Schools Brave Enough to Cross the Bay Bridge
- Bret Harte Middle School
- Community United Elementary
- Edna Brewer Middle School
- EnCompass Academy Elementary
- Esperanza Elementary
- Global Family
- Hoover Elementary
- Howard Elementary
- International Community
- Laurel Elementary
- Manzanita SEED
- Markham Elementary
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
- Melrose Leadership Academy
- New Highland Academy Parker Elementary
- Roosevelt Middle School
- ROOTS International Academy
- West Oakland Middle School
A Thousand Thank Yous
Overall, Google Field Trip Days for Fall 2015 are slated to serve more than 2,700 students and 500 adult chaperones, providing an unbelievable experience for thousands of Oakland residents-- many for the first time.
Thanks to Google for the gift, and to almost 100 teachers who helped coordinate your field trip!