WHAT’S THIS EVENT ALL ABOUT?

  1. -The EXPO is a free, daylong event for adults who plan K-12 student and youth group educational and recreational field trips & activities.


WHO WILL I FIND AT THE EXPO?

100+ providers of more than 300 field trips (and MUCH more!) from throughout Minnesota

    - Educational and Recreational Field Trips

    - Student Travel Destinations

    - Communities and the Field Trips in their areas

    - School and Group Assemblies

    - Educational Performers and Presenters

    - Fundraisers

    - Transportation & Travel Services

See photos from last year’s EXPO at Target Field!


HOW WILL BE HAPPENING AT THE EXPO?

    - Meet providers in person, discuss your needs and what they have to offer

    - Find out how specific providers will work with you to meet state education standards (if you’re looking for standards-based activities)

    - Experience what your students and/or youth group will experience (scroll down to see last year’s extras)

    - Visit the Performance Stage where educational performers will give you a taste of what they offer (scheduled during the EXPO)

    - 2 free workshops and CEU certificates for education professionals (all attendees are invited if interested):

        - TOOLS FOR TEACHING by Brian Richards, Educational Speaker

        - GRANT RESOURCES (panel includes GiveMN.org, MnHS and others)

   

WHO’S INVITED TO ATTEND THE EXPO?

    - All planners of educational & recreational student/youth activities, assemblies, field trips and travel.

    - Professional educators and staff from public, private, charter & specialty schools
    - Curriculum developers, school counselors

    - Community education directors, staff, including activity coordinators

    - After-school and summer activity coordinators

    - Childcare activity coordinators

    - Homeschool co-op education leaders

    - Homeschool parents (your children can accompany you)
    - Youth group leaders and activity planners (scouts, church, 4-H, etc)
    - Youth organization & club planners (YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, etc)

    - Youth agency planning staffmembers & coordinators
    - Park & Recreation Department staff & activity coordinators

    - Library staff who plan activities

    - Tour operators & Tour Planners who plan student travel throughout Minnesota


WHAT ABOUT PARKING & LUNCH?

    - Parking is free and convenient at the Champions Hall complex.

    - Meals? Your choice:

        - Beanies Kitchen - hi-quality food with gluten-free options (menu link to come)

        - Annies Yogurt Bar

        - Starbucks Coffee

 























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  1. GENERAL DIRECTORY • Partner & Provider Listings

  2. Field Trip Destinations
                •  NE  •  NW  •  Central  •  SW  •
                •  SE  •  TC  •  Across the Borders

      • Communities with Field Trips
      • Presenters, Performers & Programs
      • Fundraisers
      • Travel Services

      • Hotels & Accommodations

The Mobile Ropes Course • Base Camp

The Exploradome • Bell Museum

An Authentic American Indian Tipi • Culture Camp

The “Launch Pad” • AirMaxx Trampoline Park

Reptiles and Amphibians • The RAD Zoo

The “Touch Pool” • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

Mobile Video Games • Games2U

Mobile Dance Party • Gamin’ Ride

Learning Zoo • Cock-A-Doodle Zoo


This list will continue to grow...

2014 MN Field Trip EXPO SPONSORS:

Try out what your kids will learn and experience:

READ THE 2013 EXPO PROGRAM...

It contains the list of last year’s exhibitors, the

schedule for the day, and more!

JUST CLICK ON THE COVER!

IF YOU’VE NEVER BEEN TO THE ANNUAL FIELD TRIP EXPO BEFORE...


YOU’LL FIND LOTS MORE THAN FIELD TRIPS!

DISCOVER EDUCATIONAL PERFORMERS, ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS & MORE

SCROLL DOWN TO READ ABOUT LAST YEAR’S 2013 EXPO...


400+ educators and activity planners attended the FREE 2013 MN FIELD TRIP EXPO at TARGET FIELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th, 2013.


THEY DISCOVERED MANY NEW OPPORTUNITIES - academic, sports, and much more!

  1. Field Trip and Student Destinations - both educational & recreational, or both!

  2. Cities from all over greater Minnesota representing MULTIPLE destinations and opportunities from their area...

• Educational Performers and Presenters for Assemblies and Events

• Fundraising Opportunities

  1. Transportation, Dining, Accommodations and travel support services.

  2. They attended workshops about grants and funding, and learned about new ways to take field trips (teachers earned CEUs)!


THERE WERE EVEN 100+ DRAWINGS BY EXHIBITORS...

Offering thousands of dollars worth of valuable giveaways!

Attendees won free field trips for their school or youth group - and drawings were held by almost every exhibitor! There were more than 100 exhibitor drawings, chances to win a field trip, program or special offer were excellent!


Every year (and the 2014 will be our 4th year) the EXPO is the PERFECT Place for planning activities... it’s one-stop shopping at it’s best! A great time for serious, professional or volunteer youth planners! Spend all day if you want and plan for the upcoming year!


Click on the 2013 EXPO PROGRAM (to the right) and see the 100+ providers who were there! See the schedule, the workshops, prize drawings, the new exhibit COMMUNITIES WITH FIELD TRIPS!


IN 2014 THERE WILL BE TWO EXPO WORKSHOPS FOR ATTENDEES

  1. Tools for Teaching by Brian Richards (CEU Certificates available)

  2. Grant Resources - Discover New & Unique Ways to Fund School Field Trips and Assemblies 

        - GiveMn.org and more


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AT THE EXPO, YOU HAVE ALL THE FUN!  NO PRESSURE!

The EXPO is produced for adults who source & plan K-12 curriculum-based educational field trips, in-school/youth group assemblies and programs, recreational activities, and student/youth travel for classes and youth groups. And on August 6th attendees met the providers and experience what their kids will experience.


The 2014 EXPO... for adult planners who want to discover new EXPERIENCES FOR THEIR KIDS!

SOME OF WHAT ATTENDEES EXPERIENCED AT LAST YEAR’S EXPO...

  1. Target Field - Free tours highlighting their “Learning through Baseball” school programs.

  2. Valleyfair - Animatronic DINOSAUR from their new DINOSAURS ALIVE! exhibit!

  3. Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers - Authentic Ojibwe Tipi & Cultural Highlights

  4. CLIX Portrait Studios & Online Media - They’ll take a photo of you IN A TWINS SHIRT... FREE!

  5. American Workshop - Woodworking projects on a working tabletop lathe

  6. Teddy Bear Band and PANDA, their Mascot - Food Court Music by this famous group

  7. Kevin Hall, Magic Maniac! - Nationally acclaimed magician will provide Food Court Magic

  8. Eagle Bluff ELC - StarLab, the inflatable Planetarium, with hourly programming

  9. MAD SCIENCE of Minnesota - Science Lab

  10. Games2U Entertainment & Fundraising - Try out their games:

        - Angry Birds

        - Booger Wars
        - Video Gaming
        - Hamster Ball, and more

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium - Touch Pool: Horse Shoe Crab, Sea Urchin, Sea Star & more!

  1. Kinni Creek Lodge & Outfitters - Kayak Display

  2. RAD Zoo - Live reptiles and amphibians from their zoo and outreach programs

  3. Gamin’ Ride - Try the newest in action fundraisers: iDANCE - interactive video dancing

  4. Audubon Center of the North Woods - Live Red Tail Hawk

  5. Metro Transit’s Bus & Light Rail Bicycle Transport Display

  6. Curious Minds is bringing “Make & Take” hands-on science project examples

  7. Brunswick Zone - Get “hands-on” and play one of their “Big Games”!

Plus the...

  1. MINNESOTA FIELD TRIP LIBRARY Exhibit - Stop here and pick up the popular (and free!) MN FIELD TRIP GUIDE.

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    Where to find Giant Science & Geography Programs like this?

Come to the 2014 MN Field Trip EXPO and

See the Earth Balloon in Action!

Earth Adventures’ Earth Balloon

On Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 8 am to 3 pm we’re going to fill this fieldhouse!

Location & Sponsor: Champions Hall

Multi-Sports Venue & Event Center & Indoor Turf Fieldhouse!

7000 Washington Ave South • Eden Prairie, MN 55344

www.thechampionshall.com

100+ Exhibitors • Free Admission • Free Parking • On-Site Restaurant, Annie’s Yogurt Bar, Starbucks Coffee

2014 EXPO ATTENDEES: 
You can register to attend online now.
Though the EXPO entry is free, please help us prepare by registering online, and we’ll give you a gift for doing so.
Register online and receive a $5 AirMaxx Arcade Card at the EXPO Check-In Table when you arrive on
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.
Click HERE to Register to attend.
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