Woodlawn offers a variety of field trips for school-aged children that support the New York State Learning Standards of US and World History, and Civics, Citizenship and Government. Our current field trip offerings include the following:
Women of Greatness
The Women of Greatness field trip introduces students so some of Woodlawn’s notable women leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leader in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, Madam CJ Walker, an African-American business woman recorded as the first female self-made millionaire, and many more. Students will climb aboard the Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley, watch a video clip of these women leaders and visit their final resting place, many of which are architectural and historical marvels. An activity book, Woodlawn’s Women of Greatness, supports this visit, and while school trips may be on-hold, you can download a copy of this booklet here.
Black and Latino Men of Greatness
The Black and Latino Men of Greatness features the live of some of our notable men who influenced and led our country in music, politics, literature, education, and sports. Learn about Miles Davis, a true jazz great, Rudolph Fisher, a novelist and physician, Ralph Bunche, political leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and Matthew Henson, an explorer who accompanied Robert Peary on his Arctic Expeditions and the successful trek to the North Pole. Short video clips engage the students as they travel through Woodlawn aboard the Trolley to visit the final resting place of these leaders. Activity books for older and younger students can downloaded here.
Woodlawn: A Silent City of Immigrants
A Silent City of Immigrants tells the courageous and inspiring stories of many of Woodlawn’s notables who came from other countries and made lasting contributions to American society. Learn about Irving Berlin, the composer who wrote, God Bless America, Celia Cruz, the trailblazing Queen of Salsa and Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, a scientist who worked on a vaccine for Yellow Fever. To download the activity book, please click here.
The Woodlawn Arboretum field trip will educate students about the more than 140 varieties of Trees at the Woodlawn Arboretum. The Arboretum features 11 specimens that are remarkable because of their overwhelming large size, measuring over five feet in diameter. Students will explore the features that make our trees unique and enjoy the beauty of the Arboretum. Each of the trees at Woodlawn are tagged and identified scientifically. Students will tour the Cemetery, learn about our Great Trees, and participate in nature hunt to earn their “Tree Expert” pin. An activity guide accompanies this field trip and can be downloaded here.