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Enriching Students One Field Trip at a Time 
With or Without the Bus!

July-August 2021 UPDATE

Teachers and Students - Welcome Back to School!

On-site Field Trips, On a Bus, Are Back!

Our local arts and science venues are anxiously awaiting the arrival of K-12 students this school year after a very challenging year.  Visit the ABX “Places to Go” to explore the over 100 museums, theaters, discovery centers, botanical gardens, ocean and animal kingdoms, and much more to supplement your in-classroom STEAM education.*

Virtual Field Trips Are Here to Stay!

Even with the traditional bus field trip on hold last year, 163 teachers received funding to take over 6500 students across 20 school districts on a virtual field trip to the arts and sciences through a “live, interactive and personal” Xperience. Teachers rated the program a 4.8 out of 5 for excellence. 

As Ms. Libby of Bayfront Charter High School said, 
“It all went so well! The virtual format worked better in some ways - allowing us to meet more people when we couldn't see the actual space.  If we could do a combination of the two, I think that would be incredible!”

Children’s Nature Retreat and Agua Hedionda Lagoon join our growing list of venues offering both on-site and virtual field trips.  For more details, click here.
                                   

Teachers, your online application now offers you a choice to request funding for a field trip, with or without the bus!  Apply today!

ABX Announces the
"Pre-Paid Field Trip" Program

         

At Mueller Charter School, all teachers now have funding reserved for a field trip to supplement their in-classroom STEAM education. Eileen Logue, Director of Finance, said, “ABX made planning a field trip for our teachers much easier by helping them search for an amazing field trip, coordinate with the venue schedulers and presenters, send out reminders, and provide a consistent and user-friendly application and reporting online interface. ABX also offers reports tracking the use and success of the program by our teachers.  They make it easy to manage our field trip funding and account for our use of funds.” 

Start your program today! Learn more.
 

It’s All ABbout the Xperience!

My students will be completing a space unit covering the solar system and NASA's work in the past and present. We are a first-grade class that has been distance learning all year. Virtual field trips and interactions outside of the home are not only beneficial for the extension of academic understanding for my students, but also for their social and emotional growth during this tough year. I cannot express how much it means to them to have the opportunity to visit places they would be seeing in person during a normal year.   - Ms. Alyssa G. of Vista Grande Elementary School

* Please note that schools and school districts are subject to following the state and federal regulations to control the spread of the COVID virus.  On-site field trips on a bus require approval from all parties concerned.

THANK YOU to 
The Parker Foundation!

ABX extends a “hearty thank you” to The Parker Foundation with their recent grant award to help ABX hire key staff members for our long-term sustainability.  Click here to learn more about The Parker Foundation founded by Gerald T. & Inez Grant Parker in 1971.
After such a challenging year for our students, please join us to “enrich student learning one field trip at a time to the arts and sciences.”  For every $10, you can send a student on a life-changing field trip.  Please join us
                                                   

Community Leader Tracy Weibel Joins ABX Board!

Welcome Tracy Weibel, VP/Branch Manager of the MFG Union Bank UTC location.  Tracy, a native San Diegan, brings a passion for both the arts and sciences as evidence by her fun growing up taking tap/ballet and jazz classes, and learning about the ocean sailing with her dad.  Meet Tracy

Welcome, Patty Bowman,
ABX's New Program Administrator

ABX is pleased to welcome Patty Bowman as our Program Administrator.  Patty, formerly with San Diego Air and Space Museum and past owner of a Jazzercise franchise, brings the same passion and excitement we all share to connect our teachers and students to museums, theaters, discovery centers, plant and animal kingdoms.  Patty looks forward to working with all of you to enrich student learning one field trip at a time, with or without the bus.

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