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Pop Quiz: Field Trips

Greetings, all. Thanks to the magic of the internet, I’m in Chile right now touring a state-of-the art radio telescope for its inauguration! My subs will be watching the comments, however, so behave.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) and C. Padilla

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) and C. Padilla

While I’m on my field trip to the Atacama Desert, let’s talk about field trips in general.

Given unlimited funding, parental permission, administrative permission, etc… what is your ideal field trip? Where would you take your learners? What age group would they be? What experience or lessons would you like them to have? To keep it somewhat constrained, it needs to be a real, physical place in the present day. We can get fanciful some other time…

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Nicole is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at a small liberal arts college. Her home on the internet can be found at One Astronomer's Noise.

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