School Year Field Trips

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Field Trip Menu

Storytimes
Our professional storytellers are available free of charge to host groups at the Orlando Public Library. They’ll combine songs, rhymes and popular books in fun sessions for all ages. Storyteller Request Form >

Kindergarten and First Grade Virtual Educational Visit
Programming based on grade level state standards has been created for school field trips with the Orlando Public Library. Learn about Needs vs. Wants or toys from long ago, depending on your grade!
Kindergarten and First Grade Request Form >

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Virtual Educational Visit
Technology Explorations 

Engaging lessons and interactive activities that immerse students in the world of technology. Experiences are offered to students in grades 3-5 and are designed based on grade level state standards. Technology Explorations will be offered beginning in January 2022.

High School Virtual Educational Visit 
Escape the Database Dimension with OCLS 

Calling all gumshoes! Have your students showcase heir sleuthing skills by dividing into digital and saving the librarian! Students will learn how to access and utilize their OCLS virtual library cards and its resources. 

Educational Experiences by Grade Level 

K & 1st Grade

Kindergarten
Pioneer Times: Needs/Wants

Do your students have what it takes to live like pioneers?  Students will learn to compare needs versus wants and apply that knowledge in team-based, hands-on activities where they must decide what items they would take in a covered wagon if they lived on the frontier in the 1800s.
What’s included:

  • Storytime
  • Mini lesson on needs vs. wants with whole group practice on how to differentiate between the two
  • Pioneer-themed learning centers
  • Learning about library services and programs

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First Grade
Pioneer Times: Toys Long Ago and Now

How did children entertain themselves before the Internet?  In this field trip, students will compare toys of colonial/pioneer times to the toys of today. They’ll also have the opportunity to play a variety of games from the olden days and create a cup and ball craft to take home.

What’s included:

  • Storytime
  • Mini lesson on comparing items of long ago to items we use today
  • Colonial/Pioneer games
  • Colonial/Pioneer-themed learning centers
  • Learning about library services and programs

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3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

Computer Science: Robotic Friends
Turn your classmates into robotic friends. In this field trips, students will program their classmates with events and algorithms. If the robot does not understand a command, students will debug the program and correct errors to get the desired result. All activities are unplugged and can be completed without computers. 

What's Included: 

  • Interactive mini-lesson on programming with events and algorithms
  • Create an event based recbotic controller
  • Debug a program designed for a root to stack cups
  • Write a program designed for a robot to stack cups

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High School 

Escape the Database Dimension with OCLS
Calling all gumshoes! Have your students showcase their sleuthing skills by dividing into digital and saving the librarian! Students will learn how to access and utilize their OCLS virtual library cards and its resources. 

What's Included: 

  • Virtual escape room the supports critical thinking and research skills
  • Digitial-themed games and learning modules
  • Explore the principles of information literacy
  • Learning about library services and programs

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Betty Davis Miller Award

Virtual Educational Field Trips at OCLS were awarded the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award at the 2021 Florida Library Association Conference.