Miami Herald: At least 50 California eighth-graders positive for COVID after spring field trip to DC

Miami Herald: At least 50 California eighth-graders positive for COVID after spring field trip to DC. “An annual spring break field trip was restarted after a two-year pause during the pandemic — and dozens of California eighth-graders came home with COVID-19, health officials told news outlets. More than 50 students from two Marin County schools tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a trip to Washington, D.C., the Marin Independent Journal reported.”

Taking Note: New Arts Research Summit Report—and Data on Arts Field Trips (National Endowment for the Arts)

National Endowment for the Arts: Taking Note: New Arts Research Summit Report—and Data on Arts Field Trips. “The National Endowment for the Arts has posted a report summarizing results from a two-day research meeting in June 2019—a decent-sized gathering in a time that was, blissfully, COVID-naïve. Titled Arts and Research Partnerships in Practice, the report explores mechanisms and challenges for academic researchers and arts professionals seeking to partner on long-term studies of the arts’ impacts.”

Global News Canada: Parents fighting for refunds of coronavirus cancelled school trips set to file class-action lawsuit

Global News Canada: Parents fighting for refunds of coronavirus cancelled school trips set to file class-action lawsuit. “As it became clear in March that COVID-19 was spreading around the world, the Canadian government released travel advisories warning against international travel, something that sent many travellers scrambling to cancel trips. Among those being cancelled were hundreds of international trips for high school students over the March break.”

Arizona State University: Inspiring sustainability action through virtual field trips

Arizona State University: Inspiring sustainability action through virtual field trips. “Arizona State University sustainability scientists Rimjhim Aggarwal and Ariel Anbar were recently awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This grant enables the professors to pilot a project that will train students to create virtual field trips as a way to narrate their own place-based stories regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and share with peers globally to motivate youth action.”