Guided Field Trips


School Year Curriculum 

Explore & Imagine guided field trips are free, one and a half hours learning opportunities sponsored by AEP Foundation on behalf of the Public Service Company of Oklahoma and led by the Gathering Place Education team.  With curriculum developed in alignment with learning objectives from the Oklahoma Academic Standards, these educational experiences are unique to Gathering Place and additive to student development in the classroom. Through the Explore & Imagine field trip programming, students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of experiences including grade-level specific curriculum, STEAM, Literacy, and Fine Arts programming, creative play, world-class performances, and hands-on activities. Space is limited, and classes must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Explore & Imagine guided field trips are available to a maximum of 30 students per session, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Please note that Gathering Place is only able to accommodate one guided field trip per available date. To request a guided field trip, please complete the form below and a Gathering Place education team member will confirm and schedule based on availability. 

Dates for Spring 2024 Guided Field Trips: January 23 through April 30* (Tuesdays & Wednesdays only) 

* Guided Field Trips are NOT available on the following dates: March 13, 19, 20, 26

Our guided field trip curriculum includes:

Pre-K: Gather and Go!

Kindergarten: Life Cycle of Trees

1st Grade: Animal Habits and Habitats

2nd Grade: Diversity of Life: Pollinators and Plants

3rd Grade: Natural Resources: Past and Present

4th Grade: Writing Creative Narratives

5th Grade: Get Moving at Gathering Place

6th-8th Grade: Cabinet of Wonder

6th-8th Grade: Endangered Engineering

9th-12th Grade: Sketching Landscapes and Cityscapes

9th-12th Grade: SustainABILITY: We can all make a difference!

If you have booked a field trip but have not received a confirmation email within 72 hours, please email before filling out a second application.

We also offer teacher-led field trips for teachers to lead their own students through an engaging, educational lesson at Gathering Place. Teacher-led field trips are available any weekday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Choose Your Lesson (required)
Lead Teacher First Name (required)
Lead Teacher Last Name (required)
Lead Teacher Email (required)
Lead Teacher Cell Phone Number (required)
Name of School (required)
School District (required)
If available, would you like transporation reimbursement? (required)
Number of Students (30 max) (required)
Are you a Title 1 School? (required)
Grade Level(s): (required)
Preferred Event Date (required)
Preferred Event Date (2nd Choice) - We recommend you provide an additional date in case your original preferred date is already booked.
Preferred Event Date (3rd Choice)
Number of Chaperones (Chaperone to Student Ratio Required, Pre-K-3rd Grade=1:5; 4th Grade and up= 1:10) (required)
May we take photos of your class enjoying the Park? (required)
How did you hear about Field Trips at Gathering Place? (required)
Please list any additional notes regarding your Field Trip we should know before your visit: