School field trips to museums, zoos, nature parks, and wildlife centers are a common activity in education. The trips are generally seen as enhancing learning in a variety of subject areas, as well as providing a motivating and rewarding experience for students. Despite being widely accepted as having value, research suggests a lack of integration between the visits and the school curriculum. What should be a high quality educational experience, which reinforces and motivates learning, often turns out to be no more than a fun day out. This paper will describe a model software system to support school visits to zoos museums and nature centers and to better integrate them with school curricula. The system integrates a mobile device, the educational technique of journaling, and a collaborative web site.