Explore Chautauqua Field Trips offer local students a full Chautauqua experience

Chautauqua was alive with activity leading up to the start of the 2022 Summer Assembly season. In a span of two weeks, over 1,000 Chautauqua County students from 13 schools had a chance to spend a day on the grounds, exploring a variety of activities inspired by Chautauqua’s four pillars: arts, education, religion and recreation.

Students toured exhibitions in Strohl Art Center, got an up-close look from SUNY Fredonia scientists at work related to Chautauqua Lake, wrote poems in the Poetry Makerspace, engaged in civil dialogue on Bestor Plaza, practiced mindfulness in the Hall of Philosophy, watched a Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet performance in the Amphitheater – and more.

Early summer field trips to the grounds have taken place for many years, but, this season, Chautauqua Arts Education worked with colleagues across the Institution’s programming teams to include a wider variety of activities across the Institution’s core pillars. 

Explore Chautauqua Field Trips will continue with students from around Chautauqua County returning to the grounds ahead of the 2023 season.

  • Chautauqua Lake Central School fifth-graders, from left, Travis Horvath, Tatum Bensink, Kinslee Motter and Josh Swan walk through Bestor Plaza June 14 on their way to an activity at Strohl Art Center during an Explore Chautauqua field trip. DAVE MUNCH/PHOTO EDITOR
  • Local students watch a performance by the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet June 16 in the Amphitheater. DAVE MUNCH/PHOTO EDITOR
  • Panama Central School fourth-graders Leah Chase, top left, and Aubree Adams, top right, use a tablet to compose poems June 15 in the Poetry Makerspace. DAVE MUNCH/PHOTO EDITOR
  • Above left, Chautauqa Lake Central School fifth-graders Maleik Gonzalez, left, and Logan Little practice engaging in civil dialogue June 14 on Bestor Plaza. DAVE MUNCH/PHOTO EDITOR
  • Assistant Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries Erika Diamond talks with Chautauqua Lake Central School fifth-graders about Asia Freeman’s exhibition “Undercurrents” June 14 in Strohl Art Center. DAVE MUNCH/PHOTO EDITOR
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