My co-teacher, Hannah, loves field trips and for that reason alone, I owe her -- big. Her enthusiasm has pushed me to take kids out of the building (which I love to do, but the huge amount of paperwork and logistics often stops me because I feel like I turn into a clerk rather than a teacher). In our planning process, we've developed interesting ways to keep kids engaged on field trips. Thinking of taking your students out of the building? Read on.