Reinventing Field Trip Programs

  • Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, San Marino Ballroom


Jennifer Michel, Tour and Education Manager, The Gamble House Conservancy
Heather Hilliard Bonds, Teaching Artist, Armory Center for the Arts
Sarah Thomas, School Programs and Partnerships Manager, The Huntington


Jennifer Trotoux, Director of Collections and Interpretation, The Gamble House Conservancy


  • Community Engagement, Visitor Experience

Learning Format: Passive Learning

School field trips are among the most effective ways of connecting young students with museums and historic sites in their community. With the longstanding nature of these programs, many institutions are finding them ripe for reexamination. What new resources can be utilized and what changes in approach? Three varied local institutions will discuss the successes and pitfalls that they’ve experienced as they have reinvented their field trip programs to meet the needs of students today.