Discover Texas Field Trips In a Box FAQs
Can I order an individual box?
Yes. Use the remote or homeschool family order form and you can order an individual box for fun!
What is Education in Action?
Education in Action is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities. Education in Action offers Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camps, Discover Texas Field Trips, and Discover Texas Field Trips In a Box.
How is Discover Texas Field Trips In a Box different from a typical school field trip?
Discover Texas Field Trips In a Box is designed for students that are not able to travel to specific locations in Texas due a variety of reasons. Programs enable students to experience a virtual educational field trip with not only engaging curriculum but souvenirs too!
What is the cost of the program?
$25 per student for in-person classrooms within the Dallas/Fort Worth area (boxes delivered to school)*
$30 per student for in-person classrooms outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and homeschool families*
$35 per student for remote learners (boxes mailed to remote learners' homes). Educators may include remote learners in order to be delivered/shipped to school to avoid the shipping fee to remote learners' homes.*
*One teacher box per class and and one administrator box per program are included in student program fee for school programs.
What is included in the cost of the program?
In-person and remote learner classrooms: Each student receives their own box, each teacher (one teacher box per class is included with the program) receives a teacher box with a surprise gift, and one administrator box is included, too!
Homeschool family boxes include all materials as the teacher box.
What is included in the program boxes?
Student Discover Texas Field Trips Box
- Mascot Plushy
- Hands-on Activity
- Destination Souvenir
- Souvenir T-Shirt
- Virtual Travel Research Journal – includes writing component
Teacher Discover Texas Field Trips Box
- Everything in Student Discover Texas Field Trips Box
- Suggested timeline for the virtual field trip day
- Instructions for all activities
- Covered TEKS
- Texas-themed gift
Administrator Discover Texas Field Trips Box
- Mascot Plushy
- Souvenir T-shirt
- Texas-themed gift
How long does it take to receive the boxes? How early do I need to place my order?
Once payment and t-shirt order are received, boxes will be delivered or shipped within 2-3 weeks. Payments must be made by check or credit card; purchase orders are not accepted.
I am a remote learner teacher. How do I get the boxes to my students?
Remote learner teachers will receive an email with a link to provide to parents. Parents will click on the link and order their student's box directly through Education in Action's website. Remote box orders will be mailed directly to each student's home and include an additional shipping fee. A notification will be emailed to the teacher as students send in their orders.
Teachers also have the option to include the remote learner boxes in the school order and ask the remote families to pick up the box at the school. This will save the additional shipping fee to have the remote learner boxes shipped directly to remote learners' homes.
Do teachers pay?
No. One teacher box per class is included at no additional charge.
Does our administrator receive a teacher box?
One administrator box with a program mascot plushy, t-shirt, and an educator gift will be delivered/mailed to each participating school.
How do you pay for the program?
In-person classroom orders will be invoiced (teacher may include remote learners boxes with order and have parents pick up remote learner boxes at the school); payment must by provided in one check from the school. Remote, Homeschool, Individual boxes that need to be shipped to individual's homes must be ordered and paid for online using the appropriate order form.
How much time does it take to complete an "In a Box" program?
Each program is designed to take place during a school day; like a true field trip. Teachers may, however, decide to use the material over several class periods. A Teacher Manual is included with each program and gives the approximate amount of time needed for each activity.
Still have questions?
If you still have questions, please contact Marilyn Galegher, Discover Texas Field Trips In a Box Coordinator, at 817-562-4957 ext.100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.