Field trips program closed through fall 2020
Out of concern about risks posed by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and Washington State University’s directives regarding remote work and campus operations, we have made the difficult decision to extend the closure of the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program through Dec. 31, 2020.
The WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program creates custom campus visits involving interactive, hands-on and academic-based activities dependent upon faculty and staff who teach on campus. The move to working remotely and reduced on-site, in-person campus operations was made to allow for increased social distancing in light of the spread of the COVID-19 illness in the state of Washington. The decision to maintain closure of the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program is consistent with the desire to increase social distancing.
This decision extends to groups who plan to participate in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Buy-A-Bus Program and was made in partnership with the museum. Updates on WSU’s response efforts will be posted on the university’s COVID-19 website. Updated information on the disease is also regularly posted on the CDC website as it becomes available.
We recognize that many of our visiting schools and their students attend a field trip or college camp to WSU Pullman annually and have been excited to make the trip again this year. The WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program is grounded in serving the university’s land-grant mission of access to education and community service.
The decision to close the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program is unprecedented, made in response to an extraordinary situation. As developments unfold, we will continue to communicate when our program will resume normal operations and invite you to consider a campus visit at that time.
Elizabeth Rudd-McManus, WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program Coordinator
About the Program
The WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program provides groups visiting the Washington State University Pullman campus with a hands-on, interactive and engaging experience as a way to learn about the university and college life in general. All field trips begin with check-in and an introductory activity led by staff from the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.
Visiting groups, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, are able to learn about various areas of study through tours, demonstrations and interactive activities lead by WSU Pullman faculty and staff who are experts in their fields. Groups also have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with college students about WSU Pullman, eat in the dining halls and visit Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe – the campus creamery!
The field trips program is dedicated to sharing knowledge, education and access to Washington State University through its complimentary group visits service and strives to ensure visiting groups leave having learned something new. Each group receives a custom, detailed itinerary based on preferences listed on the registration form and available activities to create a positive, fun and educational experience.
Group coordinators can view available field trip dates by visiting Scheduled Field Trips for the online calendar. All groups are required to complete the online registration form. Please keep in mind that we can only facilitate one field trip per day.
Please call the WSU Pullman Field Trips Program at 509-335-4821 or email email@example.com if you have any additional questions.
Interested in transportation funding for your visit?
Check out the Buy A Bus (BAB) Program from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art!
The Buy A Bus Program offers transportation funding to schools within a 100-mile radius to take field trips to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Bussing arrangements must be made by the requesting agency. Transportation reimbursement arrangements will be made through the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.