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Field Study Days


Field Study Days provide you with an opportunity to enrich your educational experience by designing your own meaningful curriculum for the day. The day should be spent on an activity that extends your learning environment from the classroom into your home and community. Students are required to choose a different activity for each Field Study Day.

Students must complete a detailed essay of their educational experience he/she had on Field Study Day. Failure to complete this requirement will result in him/her being considered truant. Eighth grade students who do not complete the required number of Field Study reports may not participate in the promotion ceremony at the end of the school year.

Ideas for Field Study Day


  • Visit a museum – Crocker Art Museum, Railroad Museum, Discovery Museum, The Museum of Natural History, Exploratorium, McClellan Aviation Museum, etc.
  • Job shadow someone – learn about different professions. (MUST HAVE 1 FOR THE YEAR)
  • Work in a classroom or library - you may use this for one field study day only
  • Visit and learn about historical sites – guided tours of Folsom Dam, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, State Capitol, Coloma, Sutter’s Fort, Davis Arboretum, etc.
  • Visit a College or a University – arrange for a guided tour of American River College, Sierra College, Sacramento State University, U.C. Davis, etc.
  • Attend a cultural activity such as a play or symphony.
  • Community Service – you may complete your community service although your Field Study Day activities are not automatically community service – check with your teacher.