Special needs students from Milwaukee’s Fifty-Third Street School take virtual field trip

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Dozens of students took a special field trip on Wednesday without leaving the classroom.

It was a virtual field trip for special needs students at Milwaukee’s Fifty-Third Street School.

The students have physical or sensory challenges and sometimes that can make other kinds of field trips stressful for them.

Bright Farms used technology to take students inside a greenhouse to learn about growing produce.

“Many students with disabilities don’t get the opportunity to go on field trips and having this experience and bringing it to them means that they get to experience a field trip within the comforts of their school and they also get to learn more about local farming and potential careers when they get older,” said Megan Rierdon a teacher at 53rd Street School.

The students finished the field trip with a do-it-yourself salad bar.

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