An essential part of Techbridge’s afterschool program model includes two field trips per academic year to STEM companies and universities. Over our sixteen years of experience, we’ve learned what makes a field trip successful, when girls leave enthusiastic and encouraged, and the hosts feel re-energized, knowing that they have indeed inspired a girl to change the world.
We've put these lessons learned into a guide that includes a planning checklist, sample field trip schedule, and tips to keep youth engaged throughout the day.
Please consider Techbridge’s professional development team as a potential resource to further support your outreach efforts. We would be happy to customize a package of training and consultation to help bolster your “Take Your Child to Work” day, prepare for your annual Engineering Week activities, or design other opportunities to interact with youth.
Techbridge Girls' Field Trip Guide is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-1153882. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.