Center for Mathematics and Science Education

Hands-On Science Lab Experiences

Classroom Field Trips with a special focus on 4th-6th grade Science Standards

The Hands On Science Lab Experiences provide fun and engaging, active-learning experiments in chemistry, biology, and physical science. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first serve basis and slots are limited. They have traditionally been offered by university students studying science and education and are held in an actual laboratory on the CSU, Chico campus. See a video of the Hand-on Lab in action.(opens in new window)

  • Field trips are held during the  academic year; opportunities will vary
  • Maximum class size is 36 students.
  • Field trips are $50.00 each.
  • You can sign-up online to be on field trip wait lists.
  • Due to the high level of demand for these field trips, payment (check, cash, or P.O.) is due at least 2 weeks prior to your visit or your field trip will be canceled:
    • Make payable to: Chico State Enterprises
    • Mail to:  CMSE, 400 West 1st Street, Chico, CA 95929-0530
  • Cancellations require a 2 week notice or you will forfeit your payment.  Late cancellations do not allow us time to re-fill the field trip slot, which negatively affects the university students’ teaching experience.