Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies
The goal of Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, which is offered to all 5th and 6th grade students in Santa Barbara County, is to use the art of filmmaking to stimulate creative, confident and culturally aware thinkers and empower students and teachers with a creative approach to education.
SBIFF partners with the Santa Barbara County School system to evaluate and shape the program to ensure Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies continues to be a first-class program that will positively influence students’ future academic and career pursuits. To guarantee that underserved populations can experience this opportunity, SBIFF provides FREE transportation to students from Title I schools (low-income demographic areas).
In 2013, 4,000 students from 35 Santa Barbara County schools participated in Field Trip to the Movies, compared to 400 in the program’s inaugural year just seven years ago. SBIFF provided FREE transportation to many of the 18 participating Title I schools. Guest director Peter Ramsey joined Roger Durling for two screenings and discussions RISE OF THE GUARDIANS.
If you are a principal or teacher interested in having your 5th or 6th grade class attend the 2013 session of Field Trip to the Movies, please send an email with your contact information to email@example.com.