One of the first questions anyone considering homeschooling ever seems to ask is, “But what do you DO all day?!” While the answers among the homeschooling community will vary greatly, here at GFT we want to help fill in some of those spaces for you!
Our tutors have been working hard to scour the greater-Baltimore area for free and low-cost field trip options. Because we want to create an open invitation for anyone following our community, we’re publishing all the info here! The plan is to also get all the events up on our Facebook page, as that will be the best way to find out about any last-minute changes and/or additions.
Please note that these are not GFT-sponsored events, so families are all responsible for their own children (read: not a drop-off unless specified by the actual host), and questions about the event(s) should be directed to the host. Some events require pre-purchasing tickets or registration fees. This must be done on the part of the individual family. GFT is not responsible for events that sell out prior to purchase or ultimately get canceled. In the event of inclement weather, please contact the hosts for their weather policies.
We look forward to getting out to support our community and look forward to seeing you there! ** Indicates that we are awaiting approval and have listed a back-up option.
Wednesday, February 5 (First Wed of each month), 10 AM-2 PM (elementary age AM/older PM)
Homeschool Nature Time at Cylburn Arboretum led by Molly Hoopes, RSVP required (Molly.Hoopes@baltimorecity.gov), $5/student donation requested at the door
Wednesday, February 12, 12:30-1:30 PM
Rawlings Conservatory (MICA students’ poster show) Picnic Lunch, self-guided tour, $5/student donation requested at the door
Thursday, February 20, 10 AM (GFT’s Winter Break!)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Classical Mash-Up, purchase tickets in advance by calling 410-783-8000; ask to be seated in the Global Foundations Tutorial group. https://www.bsomusic.org/education-community/programs-for-schools/midweek-education-concerts/#tab-21117
**Friday, February 21, 1:00-3:00 PM (Date and time pending approval; if not available BMA trip would be on this day.)
National Museum of Dentistry, guided tour, students $2 each; teachers free
**Friday, February 28, 1:00-3:00 PM (or Museum of Dentistry if not on the 21st).
Baltimore Museum of Art, self-guided tour
**Friday, March 6, 1:00-3:00 PM
Winter hike Oregon Ridge, meet at the nature center! If the weather is really bad (raining, below 0 temps), a self-guided tour of the Walter’s Art Gallery is our back-up plan.
**Friday, March 13, 1:00-3:00 PM
Baltimore Museum of Industry, workshop, $8-12.50/student (pending approval)
Friday, March 20, 1:00-3:00 PM
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, self-guided tour
**Friday, March 27, 1:00-3:00 PM (or 3:00-5:00 PM, approval pending)
Alternate Routes Parkour Gym, open gym, $12/hour
Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 AM
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Through the Telescope, purchase tickets in advance by calling 410-783-8000; ask to be seated in the GFT group. https://www.bsomusic.org/education-community/programs-for-schools/midweek-education-concerts/#tab-21117
We’ll see you around town soon!