Brelsford WSU Visitor Center WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program

Visit with us virtually!

Now offering limited remote visit experiences through May, online registration open

The Washington State University Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program is now offering virtual field trips, providing schools and youth groups ages kindergarten to eighth grade an opportunity to connect remotely with WSU Pullman students and staff to learn about the university.

The program traditionally provides groups visiting the WSU Pullman campus with hands-on, interactive and engaging on-campus experiences as a way to learn about WSU and college life in general. Those in-person campus visits were put on pause in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual field trips will include a limited selection of activities hosted and facilitated by the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program and the option to enhance the experience with a Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visit. Each activity will have an interactive element, encouraging students to ask questions and share their thoughts, ideas and knowledge.

Registration for virtual experiences is open and the online form can be found on the Virtual Field Trips page at the bottom. Remote sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday until the end of May, excluding the university’s finals week (May 3-7).

Groups can participate in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visits by either using the exhibits and videos available on the museum’s website to create classroom lessons at their own convenience any time during the semester or by requesting a docent-led Zoom tour during registration. Docent-led Zoom tours will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis with museum staff.

Available times and dates can be viewed on the Availability Calendar. Groups must register two weeks in advance to allow adequate preparation time for the visit. Please note that times and availability of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visits with museum staff will differ from remote sessions for activities facilitated by the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program.

The WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program will continue to offer virtual experiences until circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic significantly change, making it possible for a safe return to in-person activities and traditional on-campus field trips. Updates to the status of in-person field trips will be shared at fieldtrips.wsu.edu and additional information about WSU’s response to COVID-19 can be found at wsu.edu/covid-19

The WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program staff is working remotely to provide these services and can be reached by email at fieldtrips@wsu.edu. Additional contact information for the program coordinator can be found below.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Rudd-McManus, WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program Coordinator | elizabeth.rudd@wsu.edu | (509) 335-0088*
*Available by phone 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

 

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 Availability Calendar 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 fieldtrips@wsu.edu if you have any additional questions.

For high school group visits, contact Syndi Jacobson in the Office of Recruitment at 509-335-6215 or jacobson@wsu.edu

Interested in transportation funding for your visit?

NEW BABLOK LOGOCheck 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.

Set up a Buy A Bus Tour:
  1. Complete your WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program online registration form. Select Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and add a comment regarding Buy A Bus.
  2. Receive confirmation of your visit.
  3. Print, complete and return this form to your assigned coordinator.
  4. Visit WSU Pullman!