Field Trips

Only part of a Brightworks education takes place on school grounds. During the Exploration phase especially, we are on the go to wherever there are interesting and useful bits of knowledge to add to our growing collection. We take some field trips by car with parent chaperones, but we also take advantage of public transit and get around on our feet and our bicycles. (We have certified bicycle instructors on staff, and all members of a band must be qualified for street rides before a band takes cycling field trips.) At least once a year, we take an overnight field trip as a school. The world is just as much a part of the Brightworks education as the school building and often has more to teach than can be learned by staying in one place.
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Previous field trips have included:

- Mission Dolores
- San Francisco Cable Car Museum
- Chrissy Field
- San Francisco Fire Department
- San Francisco Waste Water Treatment Plant
- Hiller Aviation Museum
- Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Gallery
- Redwood City Salt Flats
- Pulgas Water Temple
- Exploratorium
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park
- Glen Park Canyon
- San Francisco Old Mint
- Mendocino Woodlands
- SETI Headquarters
- Treasure Island
- de Young Museum
- Rainbow Grocery
- Ocean Beach
- Coyote Creek Field Station in Milpitas
- Angel Island
- Bay Model in Sausalito
- Golden Gate Bridge
- AutoDesk
- California Academy of Sciences

…and more to come!