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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Introduces Revamped K-12 Field Trip Program

Wednesday , October 09 , 2019

Oct. 8, 2019 – The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is rolling out a revamped K-12 field trip program this fall at Taliesin West in Scottsdale with the introduction of two new tours as well as corresponding education labs. (See Taliesin West's location.)

“We are combining creativity with academic relevance to give students the opportunity to see how their unique ideas can have a true impact on the world around them as they engage in fun and educational activities,” said Chris Jason, the foundation’s education manager, in a prepared statement.

The Foundation’s Education Department designs field trips at Taliesin West to be in-line with Arizona state standards as well as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) principles and Next Generation Science Standards, according to a press release.

The programming promotes engaging with architecture, organic design, ecology, and art at Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic winter home and desert camp.

Created in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Education Department and Paradise Valley Unified School District Community Education, the pilot program launched in 2018 and is currently being developed to expand into more than 150 classrooms across Arizona.

Excerpts taken from the Scottsdale Independent. Read the full Scottsdale Independent article

To learn more about the K-12 field trip program, visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's website.