Surrounded by the City of Baltimore and less than an hour from Washington, DC, our students take full advantage of all the region has to offer. Field trips begin in Lower School and continue through senior year…the ideal way to turn galleries, parks, historic sites and more into extensions of the Baltimore Lab School classrooms. The following is just a sample of the many trips we’ve recently enjoyed!
Science classes make seasonal trips to Druid Hill Park and the Patapsco State Park, where they learn to predict, make observations, record data and share scientific findings. While at the parks, they participate in nature scavenger hunts, draw and photograph nature, and collect soil and rock samples. The Renaissance Club visits The Walters Art Gallery.
Middle School science classes visit Ben Oaks on the Severn River, performing water quality tests, charting results, and collaborating with each other in groups. The recent photography trip to Clear Meadow Farm’s sunflower fields gave students opportunity to use their understanding of photo elements (line, texture, color & shape) with breathtakingly beautiful results.
High School field trips are even more ambitious. For example, students make an annual bike trek to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, where they engage in outdoor education, teamwork, collaboration and stamina-building. Juniors pay a visit to Mercy Medical Center to explore various intern opportunities and view the wide range of hospital departments. Just for fun: the Halloween excursion to Huber’s Farm for the Haunted Hay Ride!