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Field Trips

Field Trip Opportunities


"Nothing beats an exciting hands-on experience to deepen learning. The magic of a field trip isn't just the subject. It's the break in routine and adventure that opens up children's minds to new things" - Anonymous


The flexibility of student schedules in the Personalized Learning Model at Dimensions allows for an emphasis on experiential learning. In fact, DCS encourages you to tap into the wide range of field trip opportunities available to you in this diverse community. We believe that field trips are valuable learning experiences that can: 


  • Expose students to new experiences and can increase interest and engagement in science regardless of prior interest in a topic. 1 
  • Result in affective gains such as more positive feelings toward a topic. 2 
  • Are experiences that can be recalled and useful long after a visit. 3 

Upcoming Field Trips


September 2019

Kit Carson Park

Family Hike

Friday, September 13th

10:30 am

3333 Bear Valley Parkway Escondido, CA

Meet at Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Sculpture Garden

No RSVP needed

Parking is Free


October 2019

Riley’s Farm

The Civil War Adventure

Friday, October 11th

9:00 am

Oak Glen CA

Bus leaving from Escondido Learning Center

1441 Montiel Road

Escondido, CA 92026

Registration Available Soon


November 2019



December 2019

Nutcracker Ballet

Friday, December 13th

11:00 am

Poway Center for Performing Arts

14598 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064

Registration Available Soon

Curriculum Guide


January 2020

Museum of Tolerance


February 2020

Nixon Presidential Library


March 2020

March 9th – 11th

Astro Camp

More Information TBA


April 2020

Fox Landing

March 30th - April 3rd


Cherry Cove

March 30th – April 1st


1. (Kisiel, 2005; Bonderup Dohn, 2011)
2. (Csikszentmihalyi & Hermanson, 1995; Nadelson & Jordan, 2012)
3. (Salmi, 2003; Falk & Dierking, 1997; Wolins, Jensen, & Ulzheimer, 1992)