Local field trips (A day’s drive from Birmingham, AL) 2019 – 2020 Season

AL Power Safe-T-Opolis Presentation ~ Birmingham, AL Nov 15, 2019


WHAT: Safe-T-Opolis is a FREE interactive program presented by specially trained Alabama Power employees. The program includes an introductory video, a demonstration using 11,000 volts of electricity and concludes with a Q&A section for the students.

The program meets educational standards for fourth-graders in Alabama and is endorsed by the state Board of Education.

WHO: All homeschoolers and their parents. (200 participants max.) Field Trips R Us Homeschooling is NOT a group. We are an event planning field trip resource for homeschoolers, public schoolers and private schoolers. This event is ideal for ALL ages.

WHEN: Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 10 am -11 am

WHERE: Trussville, AL Public Library Auditorium
201 Parkway Drive, Trussville, AL 35173


HOW TO SIGN UP: You must sign up so we can track numbers. Email FTRU Education Coordinator Tabitha at Tabitha@fieldtripsrushomeschooling.com . Tabitha will email a reminder a day or two prior to everyone signed up. Invite your friends to sign up as well!

OTHER: Event is handicap accessible and open to students of all ages.At least one guardian must stay for duration of event. FTRU policy does not allow “drop off” events. More than likely many of us will be going out to eat after wards at a pizza place or something similar. We will post an update in the group event.

We can’t wait to see you in November for this informative presentation! Our thanks to Ala Power and Trussville Public Library

Dia de Los Muertos Field Trip Package ~ Birmingham, AL Nov 2, 2019 (Cultural Series)



FTRU is so excited to announce our first ever Dia de Los Muertos field trip! After our admin spent 3 weeks in Mexico during the summer with relatives, revisiting family homes, old stomping grounds and cemeteries where her abuelos (grandparents) are buried, she knew she wanted to offer a Dia de Los Muertos educational opportunity come November! Surprised by just how much Disney’s “CoCo” mirrored her family’s cemetery with brightly -colored tombs, flowers and music, Ms. Clarissa knew she some how wanted to bring this experience back to the students at Field Trips R Us Homeschooling!

This is a FULL-DAY event with three components; Fellowship, Classroom and Immersive Experience. Please see the itinerary below for further explanation of how this field trip will run!




12 noon – 1:30 pm Habaneros Mexican Grill
Roll Call, Lunch, presentation and feasting of Death Bread
Group photo out front of restaurant with locally known brightly- colored statue musicians.

1:45 – 4 pm Moving to craft location down the street for movie, craft, snacks. Craft is nice, sculpted 3D project perfect for all genders and all ages!

4:45 pm -VIP group reservation first-in-line full face painting with professional face painter just for Field Trips R Us Homeschooling
at festival downtown Bham.
6pm – 9pm Spend rest of evening enjoying festival.

(Please feel free to bring a photo of face design you have in mind. This will help expedite our time with the artist!!)



WHO: MAX 20 students, then we will go to wait list



WHEN: Sat., Nov 2, 2019 (12 noon- 9pm)



WHERE: Hoover & Birmingham, AL



OTHER: Wear your black or brightest colors today! Parents or students with cameras, consider bringing as this is a very colorful event at night and makes for great photography. Please consider heavily your student’s ability to commit to an all-day event before registering as NO REFUNDS will be given unless field trip is canceled. While anyone is able to leave at anytime if needed, no refunds will be given should someone need to leave early. One guardian per student is required, regardless of age.


***This is not a religious event per say, this is an educational experience being offered in our Cultural Series. This event is respectful in nature so please keep this in mind in regards to dress and behavior. For more information about the series of excursions we offer, please visit http://fieldtripsrushomeschooling.com/series/



COST: $75 per student regardless of age.
(Adults will pay everything on their own ala cart the day of as they wish to participate. )
-Price includes lunch item, drink, Death Bread, educational presentation, impressive mask craft, popcorn & drink, viewing of Disney’s “CoCo”, professional full face painting and general admission to Day of the Dead festival at Pepper Place in downtown Birmingham, AL.

**** Package will not be separated for any reason so please do not make the request. *****************



REFUNDS: None, but you may send someone in your place as long as you email us their name, contact info and kids’ ages to tabitha@fieldtripsrushomeschooling.com. Reimbursement of funds will be between you and your substitute, not FTRU. We do not charge fees for our event planning field trip services so please honor our refund policy.



DEADLINE: (sat 10/26/19)



Closer to field trip day, email correspondence from FTRU will be delivered to the email you provide when you email us to register. Our email will contain parking instructions, coordinator’s phone number for use on field trip day, exact meet-up spots at venues and any other pertinent info.

Step A) YOU: Email Tabitha@fieldtripsrushomeschooling.comwith the number of STUDENTS in your party and ages.

Step B) YOU: Send $75 per student (PLUS MAKE SURE YOU ADD 3% and 30 cents per transaction as PayPal subtracts this usage fee from us for offering our event planning services.) Because FTRU is a legit organization at PP, we are charged this fee per transaction. THE EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND PAYPAYL HOWEVER IS CLARISSAHOMESCHOOL@GMAIL.COM . YOU WILL SEE THE FTRU LOGO.

Step C) US: We will send you an email that we received your payment and that you are registered.

We do not take reservations via fb or any other medium besides email. We do not accept any other form of payment besides PP.

QUESTIONS? Tabitha@fieldtripsrushomeschooling.com

Nutcracker with Alabama Dance Academy ~ Birmingham, AL Dec 14, 2019 (Performance Series)


WHAT: Annual Nutcracker Ballet

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 Matinee 2 PM Show

WHERE: Thompson High School, Alabaster, AL (New location)
Address: is 1921 Warrior Parkway, Alabaster, AL 35007

COST: $8 each (SPECIAL FTRU EXCLUSIVE {reg price is $15 ea} )

Tixs to be picked up at will call. We will meet afterwards for photos with cast.

HOW TO SIGN UP: (Please note, we do not accept reservations via fb, or any other way except for the process below.)

Step 1)
Send $8 per person to PayPal at clarissahomeschool@gmail.com (LOOK FOR THE FTRU LOGO), adding 3% to your total and 30 cents for the PayPal fee. YOU MUST SELECT THE GOODS AND SERVICES OPTION AS PP CHARGES US THE FEE FOR PROVIDING FIELD TRIPS (a service even though we are not a for profit business.) This protects you as the buyer if we do not deliver our services to you. Any payment sent to FTRU not using the Goods/ Services option will be returned and your reservation will not be made.

Step 2)
Send email to Tabitha@fieldtripsrushomeschooling.com with the number of tickets you need, your name, also your PP name so we can match your pymt to your email order, and a good cell phone so we can text you if we can’t locate you on performance day. You will receive an email confirmation within 72 business hours that your ticket money and PP fees were received and that your tixs have been ordered.

OTHER: Need to reach us field trip day? Reach us at 205-908-8332

Happy Nutcracker Season!
~Field Trips R Us Student Event Planners ♥

Georgia Renaissance Festival


WHAT: Come join Field Trips R Us in a trip back through time!  This special Field Trip Day at the Georgia RenFaire is packed full with activities and presentations–Some that are not offered on their general admission days!  Plus there will be music, food, games, and up close and personal interactions with 16th-century peasants and royalty. Check out a sampling of their special workshops here:




WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

We will meet near the front gates 8:45am to check in and take a group photo.  We will then watch the opening festivities at the gate and gain entrance to the park at 9am.  You are then welcome to peruse the park on your own or stay together with your friends. The park closes at 2:30pm.


WHERE: The Festival is located at 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn, GA 302312

More detailed driving directions found here: https://www.garenfest.com/location

Sound like FUN?  We have two ways to sign up:

STUDENT PACKAGE DEAL: If  you’d like to get the most out of your trip to the GA RenFaire, Field Trips R Us has special package offer for students.  

  • Cost: $25 per student (students only)
  • Includes
    • Admission to the park and all it fun presentations.  
    • Lunch (turkey leg & drink)
    • 3 rides (excluding Camel, Ghosts of the Abyss, Jacob’s Ladder, and Vegetable Justice).  Sounds like a lot of exclusions, but there are still TONS to choose from such as the Corkscrew Slide, the Amazing Maze, and Catapulting Frogs, just to name a few.
    • This offer is for students only.  Attending parents will have to pay for general admission detailed below.

You have to act fast if you’d like to get in on this package deal.  Reservations and payment must be made to FTRU by March 8th in order to take advantage of this offer.  (Payment details below).


General Admission:  If you are more interested in checking out the event at your own pace, we are also taking reservations for general admission at a discounted rate.

  • Students: $9.50 each
  • Adults: $11 each
  • Reservations and payment must be made to FTRU by April 30th to receive this offer.  GA RenFaire will also take payment at the park on Field Trip Day at the cost of $11 for students and $13 for adults.



  • Step 1: PAYMENT.  Decide which type of admission you’d like to sign up for.  Send your field trip total monies to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com on PayPal via GOODS AND SERVICES.  YOU MUST ADD IN 3% and 30 cents to your transaction for PayPal fees.  Please mention GA RenFaire in the notes.
  • Step 2: CONFIRMATION.  Email FTRU Team Member Sonja Angell at jevlynn2@gmail.com to let her know that you paid for the GA RenFaire.  Please list who you paid for, which paypal address you used to pay (if it is different), and which admission package you are wanting (Student package or General).  We will send you back a confirmation email. Please save and bring this email with you on Field Trip Day.



Sonja Angell will be your coordinator and contact for this trip.  Feel free to contact her with any questions and be on the look-out for emails from jevlynn2@gmail.com.  



The people at the Georgia Renaissance Faire have worked hard to make this a truly educational experience for you and your students.  Their Field Trip day meets the standards of education for Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. They also have an amazing downloadable curriculum guide that can be found here:





The park is an outdoor facility and that operates rain or shine.  Please be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly.


If you are joining us from outside the Georgia area, remember that they function on Eastern Standard Time Zone (meaning that if you are driving from Alabama, you need to add an hour onto your drive time as the time will jump forward an hour once you cross the Georgia border).


This is completely optional, but you might consider staying the night nearby instead of driving in the morning.  The GA RenFaire website offers these accommodation recommendations: https://www.garenfest.com/hotel-accommodations. 

How to Reach us on Field Trip Day: FTRU Team Member, Sonja 334-303-6562