Friends of Third provides funds for three bus field trips per teacher each year. The teachers coordinate their own field trips (and may solicit funds for additional trips beyond the three that are funded by FOT). Transportation can be by school bus, by private cars driven by parents, or on foot, depending on the trip. A written permission slip from a parent is required before a student can participate in a field trip. By helping to subsidize the costs of transportation and admission fees, Friends of Third helps broaden the knowledge and horizons of all students in the school.
All children participate in field trips regardless of their family’s ability to donate.
Recent field trip destinations include:
- Los Angeles Zoo
- California Science Center
- Local Los Angeles Public Libraries
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Natural History Museum
- Kidspace Children's Museum
- Descanso Gardens
- Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
- Autry National Center of the American West