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2023/2024 Field Trips

Registration for families using ESA/Scholarships will open Late July or Early August. (Remember, you must also be enrolling at least one child in academic classes &/or elective classes, using ESA/Scholarships also.)

For families paying privately, please use http://afamilyedu.com/fund, then email arizona@afamilyedu.com with a copy of your confirmation page, the names of each Field Trip, and for each Field Trip the main contact Name & Cell# and how many tickets that person will be picking up for their group.

Each participant will be responsible to organize their own ride/carpool and can arrive individually. We will let you know where to pick up the tickets that will be pre-purchased for you by American Family Education.

For Example:

  • Goldfield Ghost Town
    • Becky Bailey 602-555-1111, 2 adults, 4 kids
  • Arizona Science Center
    • Becky Bailey 602-555-1111, 3 adults, 6 kids
All in one email with a copy of a receipt showing $256.55 donated to AFE

Details below for each in the order we will be visiting them:

Goldfield Ghost Town

Saturday, September 2, 2023, 10am – 5pm

4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Group prices for all 3 of the attractions listed above starts at $30 for Adults, $25 for Seniors and $20 for kids 5 to 12. *4 and under are free!

Goldfield not only offers a wonderful historic experience, but a relaxed unique atmosphere as well.  Visitors can step back in time, forget about today and relive the quiet past.  Don’t forget to bring your cameras, the scenery is something to behold.

  • Mine Tours takes approximately 25 minutes. It is an underground guided tour. The guides are well versed on the history of the mine, town, gold mining equipment and procedures.
  • Superstition Scenic Narrow-Gauge Railroad takes 20 minutes. This 1 1/2 mile ride is a scenic, narrated tour with fantastic views of the Superstition Mountains. Our engineers are very knowledgeable on the history of the area, and the native plants and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert.
  • The Mystery Shack – water runs from faucets without being connected to pipes, the ghostly pool-table refuses to let you hit the balls straight and always seem to go into the same pocket..

For any families that want to do extra activities on their own, they also offer jeep tours, horseback riding, carriage rides, old-time photos and unique shopping! Goldfield proudly displays the Southwest’s largest collection of antique mining equipment.

Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium & Safari Park

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9am – 7pm

16501 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

$8.00 per student, $25.00 for each adult including teachers

They have some bonus resources for Fieldtrip Activities, HERE.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park has Arizona’s largest collection of exotic and endangered animals, with more than 600 separate species, rides, a petting zoo and daily shows!

Everyone can get their own map upon arrival, but we recommend checking out all the animals and shows ahead of time, HERE.

Superstition Farm

Saturday, January, 20, 2024, 10:30am – 1pm

3440 S Hawes Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212, $12 per person

Come enjoy a day on our working farm! Learn about dairy life and what it takes to be a little farmer!

  • Petting Zoo – We start off with feeding, interacting, and grooming all of our rescue animals, which can include goats, calves, donkeys, chickens, tortoises, bunnies, potbelly pigs and any other rescue animals on our farm. (animals will vary)
  • Cotton Seed Necklace – Part of our 5 c’s hands on tour experience. Plant a real life cotton seed to wear around your neck.
  • Farm Fresh Milk Bar – Moo-sey on back to the petting zoo to enjoy a fresh cup of (pasteurized) milk, you may even choose from our selection of flavor mix-ins.
  • Picnic On The Farm – Optional but always encouraged to bring a packed lunch to enjoy a picnic on the farm.
  • Udder Delights Ice Cream BAR- Before leaving everyone gets to enjoy a cup of our homemade Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream! ( No Little Farmer Left Behind – Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Vegan Options Available As Needed For Both Milk and Ice Cream)

Sea Life Aquarium

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 10am-5pm

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Ste 145, Tempe, AZ 85282, $8 per person

Check out the schedule for exhibits and feedings, HERE.

SEA LIFE Aquarium offers students the opportunity to explore the creatures that live in our lakes, rivers and oceans through interactive, hands-on experiences. From feeling the spiny skin of a Sea Star to gazing at sharks swimming overhead, spend the day exploring over 20 marine exhibits, thousands of sea creatures and 250 species in an immersive setting. Our school programs explore animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry.

Download and print one of our FREE self-guided resources for each of the children in your group. They contain fun ideas and activities to complete during your visit to ensure you make the most out of your trip! 

Level 1

Suitable for ages 3-5

Download

Level 2

Suitable for ages 6-11

Download

Arizona Science Center

Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:30am – 4pm with the last entry at 2:45 p.m.

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Children (Ages 3–17): $11.95 each, Adults: $14.95 each

Arizona Science Center is a place for science learning at all ages! Get ready to embark on a hands-on learning journey and create memorable experiences. Discover the world of science and imagination by reserving tickets today.

Check out the map of this 4 level activity center, HERE.

IMAGINE. DESIGN. MAKE. CONNECT.

CREATE at Arizona Science Center® is where science, design, and engineering collide! Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio, and the experimentation of a lab, CREATE is a 6,500 square-foot community hub for turning dreams into reality.

At CREATE, people of all ages can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn about science, technology, engineering, math, and art through making. By using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment and traditional crafting tools, visitors will have the chance to cut, saw, code, hammer, sew, paint, solder and much more!

Futurology Fair

We invite you to join us in sharing ideas for how we can help shape a better future.

Is this a student science fair? Yes! With an extra infusion of hope and possibilities and it’s open to presentations from our whole community! Our students, homeschool students, students from local schools, teachers and parents!

Everyone is invited to share their ideas! (Custom acknowledgements will be given out to each participant.)

Would you like to present an idea? Make it visual, interactive is even better! *Note, you’ll have the most fun if you can set up your station and then walk around the event. We have plenty of room for everyone to set up on a table or in their own area.

Each visitor will be given a booklet to record feedback, then invited to visit each station.

Please register via the link below {COMING SOON} to participate:

Visions of Hope for Science & Society

May 4th, 2024

10am-11:30pm

Entrepreneur Exhibition

Saturday, December 9th, 2023 from 11 am to 2pm

For the youthful & the seasoned local entrepreneurs.

Come see the best products, services, inventions/crowdfunding opportunities from our local creators & producers!

The Registration Link & list of our participants & online registration for vendors coming soon.

(Depending on the weather) this will be an indoor and outdoor event with food, music, demonstrations and performances by local talent.

Participation is open to everyone, academic families (AFE students will be working on ideas in class), homeschool families, our elective teachers, local vendors and other local families.

This is a FREE event for visitors & a low cost opportunity for the local entrepreneurs.

The Net Harvest, 7 – 8pm

Share harvests & network with locals.

Are you a creator, a producer or do you serve in the East Phoenix Valley of Arizona?

You’re invite to join us for this fun, delicious & efficient evening of networking!

Bring your:

  • harvest – goodies or give aways to share for FREE
  • introduction – share your 30 sec. intro to the group and write or pin your info on the evening’s board; pictures of the board will be shared on local social media after each event

Hosted by Edumonia & AFE @ 1267 N Recker Rd, Gilbert (SE of Recker & Baseline, parking in front & back, we meet in the 1st building on the property or outside, weather permitting)

Register early pay $7 per event, via paypal.me/afamilyedu or Venmo @afamilyedu, in the comment box include the date(s) you will be attending, your name, and your product(s) or business.

Young Entrepreneurs welcome with a parent.

$7 early reg. $10 door

no MLMs, thank you

Schedule: 7/3/23, 8/1/23, 8/30/23, 9/29/23, 10/28/23, 11/27/23, 12/26/23, 1/25/24, 2/24/24, 3/25/24, 4/23/24, 5/23/24, 6/21/24

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