Art Field Trips
Field Trip Information for the Pinellas County School District
Field trips to see great works of art engages and expands the mind and allows students, teachers, and parents to learn about our shared cultures. The PCS Visual Arts Department encourages teachers to take their classes to visit the wonderful array of art museums we have in the Tampa Bay area.
“The surprising result is that students who received multiple field trips experienced significantly greater gains on their standardized test scores after the first year than did the control students.”
Referendum funds dedicated to the Visual Arts are available to cover the cost of buses (private or school) and admission fees for any PCS teacher planning an art museum field trip.
Planning Your Art Field Trip:
1. At least five weeks in advance - get your administrator's approval and make a field trip reservation with the art museum as well as obtain admission rates (see approved art venue links below):Salvador Dali Museum, St, Petersburg
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg
Chihully Collection presented by the Morean Arts Center
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpons Springs
Dunedin Fine Arts, Dunedin
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota
Duncan McClellan Glass, St. PetersburgCarter Woodson African American Museum - for details, contact Terri Scott: email@example.comAfrican American Heritage Trails - for details contact Hillary Van Dyke: firstname.lastname@example.org or Gwendolyn Reese: email@example.com
2. Determine type of transportation (commercial carrier or PCS school bus - see link to approved vendor list below):
Commercial carrier: Contact approved commercial carriers and obtain quotes for date and times needed.
PCS school bus: Pick up and return times must be between 10:15 am and 1:00 pm. No exceptions
3. At least four weeks in advance - complete the Visual Arts Field Trip Funding Request Form 2-2102 (click here). After principal approval, scan the form and email it to: Francine Gianotti <firstname.lastname@example.org> or pony to the Visual Arts Office, Admin Building.
5. School's Responsibility:
The PCS Visual Arts Department will email a funding approval confirmation to the teacher and their school's Bookkeeper with cost strip information to use for the admissions and buses.
School is responsible for making and confirming all transportation needs.
- Vehicle Scheduling Requirements
Questions? Email or call: Francine Giannotti <GIANNOTTIF@pcsb.org>Art Office Phone: 727-588-6057
You must notify the Museum, transportation, and the Visual Arts Office of any cancellations ASAP.