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Choose From 100’s of Field Trips Including These Spotlighted “Destinations”

Our Range of Field Trip Options is Vast and Comprehensive. Our Field Trip Specialist Will Help Design a Perfect Challenge Island Experience for Your School’s Unique Curricular Goals and Personality.

Monster Truck Arena

Rev up your students’ engineering engines for an unforgettable ride through forces and motion, speed and energy, and marvelous monster truck design! Students will build their own Monster Trucks, design an exciting Monster Truck Arena and take part in a world class Monster Jam where they can show off their truck tricks and demolition savvy. A monsterously fun choice for every age!

Ring of Fire Restaurant

Shake, rattle and sushi roll into STEAM learning in this one of a kind earthquake adventure set along the Pacific Ring of Fire. STEAM teams are challenged to open their own Japanese restaurants and design furniture that can withstand a major shake up!

Monster Truck Arena

Rev up your students’ engineering engines for an unforgettable ride through forces and motion, speed and energy, and marvelous monster truck design! Students will build their own Monster Trucks, design an exciting Monster Truck Arena and take part in a world class Monster Jam where they can show off their truck tricks and demolition savvy. A monsterously fun choice for every age!

Courageous Cave Rescue

This action-packed challenge is based on the real life cave rescue of a Thai boys soccer team that became trapped inside a cave by a monsoon. STEAM Teams recreate the famous rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team learning about extreme weather, caves and rocks, buoyancy and viscosity, world cultures and geography, and of course all design and engineering during this unbelievable and inspiring STEAM adventure.

STEAM Tank Entrepreneur

A perfect swirling of engineering and entrepreneurship, this popular field trip has STEAM Teams innovating, strategizing and designing as they open their own businesses. Choose which kind of business your students will create (options include a pizza parlor, a candy store, a pet salon and a haunted house!) and your students will take it from there. Can they convince the island sharks to let them open their business at Challenge Island Mall? Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial experience!

Emperor Penguin Pop

During this cool field trip, students travel to Antarctica to learn about the lifecycle and adaptations of Emperor Penguins. They explore predators and prey and work with their STEAM Teams to design and construct a “Penguin Pop” Rube Goldberg launch system. Can they help Mama penguin escape from the predators lurking in the icy ocean waters so she can return home to her penguin family with lots of good things to eat?

Mount Vesuvius Eruption

During this red-hot field trip that combines engineering, chemistry and states of matter, your students will time travel back to Pompeii, Italy in 79 AD where they will “experience” the historical eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They will collaborate, communicate, problem solve and create with their STEAM Teams as they design volcano-safe houses for the residents of Pompeii. Can your class keep the people of Pompeii lava-free when Vesuvius blows its top?

Bigfoot Treetop Trek

STEAM Teams delve into the intriguing North American myth of Bigfoot and use engineering and measuring skills to get their STEAM Team safely through the forest. They use evidence-based judgement and critical thinking skills to assess whether Bigfoot is real or not real as they roll full speed ahead into the unknown!

Simple Machine Treehouse

During this groovy simple machines-focused field trip, students time travel back to the 1970’s – a simpler time filled with pet rocks and treehouses. They also learn about all six kinds of simple machines. These concepts swirl together as STEAM Teams design pet rock treehouses powered by simple machines! Students take home their adopted pet rocks as a souvenir of their 70’s adventure

Mechanical Engineer Orange Grove

During this juicy field trip, students learn about the farm to table process and what happens in an orange packing factory. Your STEAM Teams will take on the role of Mechanical Engineers as they design and build a complex orange sorting machine using various simple machines and their infinite creativity. This field trip culminates with a refreshing treat celebrating the fruits of their efforts!

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

This adventurous field trip combines engineering, geography, climate zones, biomes and animal habitats as students embark on an extreme expedition to the the “Roof of Africa.” Can they keep their STEAM Team safe as they descend down the mountain through five different animal-filled biomes including Arctic Ice, Alpine Desert, Moorlands, Rainforest and finally, Civilization?

Super STEAMio Jump

During this bouncing physics-focused field trip, students jump into potential and kinetic energy and elasticity! Their STEAM Team’s challenge? To create a Super STEAMio game course that will send a marble plumber bouncing his way through hot lava and evil turtles toward rescuing Challenge Island’s Pineapple Princess. This popular field trip choice is so much fun that students don’t even notice how much they are learning.

Hydra Head Launch

Hercules needs your students’ help to defeat the horrific Greek mythological monster Hydra! STEAM Teams must follow the Challenge Island STEAMbuilding Steps to design a Hydra Head Launching Machine that uses Hydra’s poisonous breath (also known as air power) to rocket her snaky heads as far away as possible. The only problem is that every time one Hydra head is launched, 2 grow back in its place!

Dracula's Blood Drive

Students bite into both biology and chemistry during this fun field trip that is set in Transylvania! Students explore blood types and make “blood” slime that includes red and white blood cells, platelets and plasma. They wrap up, by designing a fun game that uses white blood cells to fight different illnesses. A perfect choice for Halloween, Valentines Day or any day of the year.

Jukebox Spin

Get ready to rock around the clock with us on the 50th Day or ANY DAY! This fifties-themed STEAM adventure revolves around forces and motion, potential and kinetic energy, and a good old fashioned sock hop!

Challenge Island Book Series Field Trips

During our signature book series adventures, STEAM Teams work together to build a bridge over shark-infested waters or race across the Amazon Rainforest, just like the characters do in our bestselling Challenge Island books!

STEAMwarts Academy

During this spellbinding adventure at STEAMwarts Academy, our STEAM Teams explore states of matter, chemical and physical change and other marvelous sciency magic!

Wonderful Galaxy

This one-of-a-kind field trip integrates themes of kindness, empathy and compassion with space science and rocket-building. Our proprietary STEAMbuilding experience is at the heart of this very special Challenge Island adventure.

We Offer Year Round Onsite Field Trip Adventures

Challenge Island Offers 100’s of Standard-Aligned Field Trip Options Including These STEAMtastic Monthly Adventures!

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STEAM + Reading = STREAM!

Combine the Magic of Challenge Island Programs with the Magic of Reading with our Bestselling Book Series!

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Our Book Series Add-On Packages are a STREAMy Addition to Any Challenge Island Field Trip!

Add on to our signature Bridge to Sharktooth Island adventure or to any of our 100’s of Field Trip Themes.
Treasure Chest Package

This gem of a schoolwide STEAM adventure is our most exquisite option: A 1.5-hour field trip, individual books for every child, book companion guides for every teacher and a schoolwide virtual author visit!

Palm Tree Package

This breezy schoolwide or grade level STEAM adventure includes a 1.5-hour field trip, a book and book companion guide for each participating classroom + a book purchase option for individual students!

Pineapple Package

This sweet STEAM adventure includes a 1.5-hour field trip, a book for the school library, teacher companion guides for participating classrooms + a book purchase option for individual students.

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