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Why Students Should Go on Field Trips | Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr., SC

Field trips are not only fun but great for educating students everywhere.

By Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr.Published 2 years ago 3 min read

What did you remember from school? Probably a field trip, a group project, or a special speaker helped you decide what made you who you are today. It could have also been something you did outside school that sparked your curiosity or passion.

Every student has a different world experience. To be successful in school, students need to have a wide variety of experiences. Having multiple experiences helps them think critically and develop their reading skills. Besides being able to relate to what they’ve been exposed to, field trips also benefit students. There are a variety of reasons why these field trips are practical for students.

Real Experiences

After leaving the classroom, students see the connections between what they’re learning and the world around them. They start to realize how their learning can help them solve real-world problems. This is very beneficial for them as they become more responsible individuals.


Through field trips, students can access different environments and tools unavailable in school. These activities allow them to develop critical thinking and solve real-world problems. They can also participate in citizen science projects and go on tours to an underwater ecosystem. Each experience helps students develop essential academic concepts.

Socioeconomic Benefits

Field trips can also help improve students’ skills as they become more tolerant and empathetic. According to a study by the University Of Arkansas, participants who went on a field trip to a museum experienced increased tolerance and critical thinking. Art allows students to think critically and creatively about different topics.


A study revealed that field trips could also improve the scores of middle school students on the state science test. It found that those who participated in science field trips scored higher on the test. Field trips and hands-on learning can also make concepts more memorable.

One of the most important factors that schools can consider when expanding their students’ worlds is the available resources and communities they can access. This allows them to develop a deeper understanding of their subjects. Through field trips, students can also appreciate a subject that’s hard to replicate in other media.

About Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr.

Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr., SC is a registered nurse in Georgia specializing in advanced cardiovascular life support, basic life support, and CPR and AED. Wayne also holds a certification in Stroke Scale from NIHSS. Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr. began his education career at Piedmont Technical College, where he earned a degree in Nursing in December 2019. He is currently completing his BSN with The University of Alabama and will graduate in August 2021. Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr. also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Political Science from Furman University and a Master in Public Administration from Clemson University.

Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr. knows that when he is working in healthcare, each patient is unique and deserves to be treated as such. Not only is he dedicated to their physical health, but Wayne also prides himself on caring for the whole individual. Wayne specifically works in the ICU and medical-surgical departments, where he typically sees patients who have experienced trauma or recently had invasive surgery. That’s the time you would want a caring professional, and Gregory Jr. is just that!

Today, Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr. works as the owner of Gregory Equipment Sales in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a role he’s held since 2014.

Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr., SC is a compassionate and committed healthcare professional. He cares deeply about each and every patient and strives to make their experience as enjoyable as possible.

Visit Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr.'s websites to learn more about his thoughts on healthcare, sports, or education.


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Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr.

Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr. is a professional with years of experience in the public health field.

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