K-12 Field Trips

While the Poetry Center has reopened our K-12 activities, including field trips, will remain virtual. This means we won't be offering field trips in Fall 2021 and will re-evaluate in early 2022. Thank you for understanding.

We are offering the writing activities from our 2019-2020 field trips online. These lessons were designed for classes, but are easily adaptable to individual or small groups of students, and are available in both lesson plan and worksheet formats. Furthermore, while we offer field trips for 4th-12th grade students, these activities can be adapted for different age ranges. If you're an educator, student, parent, guardian or mentoring adult and have questions regarding these field trip activities, or would like further resources regarding K-12 education, feel free to email us at pceducation@email.arizona.edu

4th-6th Grade Field Trip Writing Activity (2019-2021): Desert Animal Metaphors

7th-12th Grade Field Trip Writing Activity (2019-2021): “The Border: A Double Sonnet”

These lessons plans are now also available in Spanish:

Actividad de escritura de excursión para grados 4to a 6to (2019-2021): Metáforas de animales del desierto

Actividad de escritura de excursión para grados 7mo a 12vo (2019-2021): “La frontera: un soneto doble”

Our K-12 field trip curricula are designed to enrich the work you're already doing in your classroom and meet ELA Common Core Arizona State Standards. K-12 field trips are available on Fridays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

When requesting a field trip, and we require 24 hours notice for cancellations.

To request a field trip:

  •  Download the form at the bottom of this page
  •  Fill it out completely
  •  Email it to pceducation@arizona.edu

Preparing students for a visit to the Poetry Center is important. This tip sheet will help you and your students get the most out of the experience.

For questions about K-12 field trips, contact Education Programs Coordinator Wren Awry at pceducation@email.arizona.edu

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