Field Experiences

  • Learning Out in the World- Field Work 

    At Sitton Elementary School, we believe in the transformative power of field experiences, recognizing them as essential components of a well-rounded education. Throughout the academic year, every grade level participates in three fieldwork experiences (field trips, expert panels, performances, or fairs) designed to complement our core curriculum in literacy, math, social studies, or science. These excursions serve as invaluable opportunities for students to apply their classroom learning in real-world contexts, fostering the development of critical thinking skills and deepening their understanding of academic concepts.

    Beyond academics, field experiences also play a crucial role in fostering joy, building community, and strengthening connections between students and their surroundings. Whether exploring local ecosystems, visiting historical landmarks, or engaging with experts in various fields, students develop a sense of curiosity and appreciation for the world around them. These experiences not only enrich their education but also instill a sense of pride and belonging within our school community.

    However, to continue providing these enriching opportunities, we rely on the support of our community. Through grants, fundraising efforts, and individual donations, we can ensure that every student has access to meaningful field experiences that enhance their education and inspire lifelong learning. We invite you to join us in this important endeavor by considering a donation today. Together, we can empower our students to thrive academically, socially, and personally through the power of experiential learning.

    If you would like to donate specifically to Field Experiences at Sitton, click this link to our School Pay account.

    Students at OHSU  Students at Portland Art Museum  Students at Zenger Farm

    Here is a sampling of field experiences from the 23-24 school year: 


    Plumper Pumpkin Patch; classroom visits from Indigenous artists and storytellers; Oregon Zoo


    St. John’s Library walking field trip; Oregon Zoo; OMSI


    Whitaker Ponds; Oregon Children´s Theater; Zenger Farms


    Newport Aquarium/Yaquina Head tidepools; OMSI; Portland Art Museum


    OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Center; Stop-motion action film residency; Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad; Columbia Hills State Park


    Pier Park planting/care; photography field experiences with native plants; Columbia Slough paddle/photography; Seattle Mariners game and Sea Mar Chicano/a/x/Latino/a/x Culture Museum