Local day field trips or on-site hands-on learning experiences are planned to enhance student learning and to develop a sense of community and independence in our students. Greenville and eastern North Carolina provide abundant opportunities for trips including the ECU Arts Smart program, local museums, and other sites. The Lower School Science program frequently incorporates local experts, often from East Carolina University, such as paleontologists and marine biologists to enhance the learning in the classroom, Lower School science lab and OASES micro-farm. A favorite field experience every year for the second and third graders occurs when the Camp Flintlock staff arrives, spending the day dressed in period costumes to teach and engage the children with Colonial American life. Third graders annually enjoy an on-site visit from Morehead Planetarium where they explore concepts of astronomy.