WHO’S INVITED TO THE EXPO?

- Anyone who plans activities, field trips, assemblies and programs for schools and youth groups, like:

- Educators and staff from public, private, charter & specialty schools (K-12)

- Community education directors and staff

- After-school and summer activity coordinators

- Childcare activity coordinators

- Homeschool co-op leaders, parents, families
- Scouts, church, 4-H, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, and others

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

- Library staff who plan programs and activities

- Tour operators & student travel planners


WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING AT THE EXPO?

  1. -MEET PROVIDERS IN PERSON
       - Interview and inquire - in person - educational performers, presenters, activity providers and field trip destinations.
        - Discuss your needs, i.e., educators... discuss with providers about working with you to meet state education standards. Our exhibitors understand the importance of curriculum-based field trips, assemblies, and school programs.


  2. -PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE STAGE FOR EDUCATIONAL PERFORMERS

   Scheduled throughout the day you’ll be able to watch select educational performers as they bring you a 5-minute sampling of their program content and talent. Then make your way to their

exhibits and interview the ones you choose.
    Examples include:
    - Historical Performances  (B.Bopp Productions; Gravedigger; Ole Olson

    - Educational Magic (Brian Richards)
    - Native American dancing (Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemaking)

    - History Players (MN Historical Society)

    - Raptor Presentation (Eagle Bluff)
    - Kids Theatrical Class Presentation (In the Company of Kids Theatre School)
    - Magic Performance (Kevin Hall, the Magic Maniac)
    - and MANY more!


  1. -INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS & EXTRAS FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE!
    Many exhibitors will have BOOTH EXTRAS this year so you can get a better understanding of what they can provide. See & experience what your kids will see and experience:

   

  1. -EXHIBITOR DRAWINGS OFFERING VALUABLE PRIZES
        - Sign up for drawings at the exhibits - win a free field trip(s), assembly(s) or    
        valuable giveaways for your school or group...
    Click here to see the full list


  1. -WORKSHOPS (educators can earn CEU’s)

        - TOOLS FOR TEACHING by Brian Richards, Educational Speaker

        - GRANT RESOURCE PANEL (GiveMN.org, MnHS & others)


WHERE IS THE EXPO THIS YEAR?

  1. -At the new CHAMPIONS HALL in Eden Prairie, MN. Click here for maps & directions. You may remember that last year we were at Target Field (2013), and before that Mall of America (2012) and Base Camp BSA (2011).


WHAT ABOUT PARKING & FOOD?

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

    - Lunch & Snacks? Your choice:

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

        - Annies Yogurt Bar

        - Starbucks Coffee


2 IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING FOOD AT CHAMPIONS HALL:

    1. Beanie’s Kitchen can custom-make gluten-free or allergy-free foods for special diets.

    2. No food or beverage is to be brought into Champions Hall. Please purchase your lunch and snacks onsite from Beanies Restaurant, Annie’s Yogurt Bar or Starbucks. Thanks.


TO READ THE FOOD MENU, CLICK HERE...



SO COME AND GET INSPIRED... for your kids’ sake!

  1. -Click here to see who’s exhibiting this year!

 























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2014 MN Field Trip EXPO SPONSORS:

Experience what your kids

will see and experience!

THE AMAZING

2014 MN FIELD TRIP EXPO... 

YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU CAME!

120+ Exhibitors & Programs...

MANY YOU KNOW,

MANY YOU MAY NOT!

ExploraDome Planetarium • Bell Museum

Earth Balloon • Earth Adventures

Traveling Educational Zoo • Sustainable Safari

Woodworking Programs • American Workshop

Historical Performances • Brian Bopp

Teddy Bear Band • Bears in the Air

Games2U • Hamster Balls

To exhibit, click here.EXPO2014ExhibitorRegistration.html

AirMaxx Trampoline Park • Launch Pad

Class Play • In the Company of Kids Theatre School


A valuable, engaging and fun-filled day for educators & youth leaders

looking for inspiring options in experiential learning & fun activities.

Remember to PICK UP YOUR FREE COPY of the

2014 MN Field Trip Guide

at the EXPO!







Northen Clay Center • Working with Clay

Looking for field trips, assemblies or fundraising?

On Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 8 am to 3 pm

this well-lit, air-conditioned fieldhouse comes to LIFE!


Location & Sponsor: CHAMPIONS HALL

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

7000 Washington Ave South • Eden Prairie, MN 55344

www.thechampionshall.com


      120+ Exhibitors • Free Admission • Free Parking • On-site Beanie’s Kitchen Restaurant, Annie’s Yogurt Bar, Starbucks Coffee

Also on-site in the Champions Hall Campus: AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center, a co-sponsor of the 2014 MN Field Trip EXPO

Glass Blowing Demos • Potek Glass

WHAT EDUCATORS & YOUTH LEADERS ARE SAYING...


This is a "must attend" for any programmer. The vendors provide you with all of the information necessary to have a great event.  The YMCA pulls out our expo bag every year to plan our field trips each summer.  This event provides us with new and relevant ideas for the kids!  Definitely worth while!

Jessica K, Andover YMCA


“Fantastic opportunity to connect with resources.”

Trish D, Chatfield Public Schools, Chatfield


“It was great! Four out of the six field trips my students went on this year were to places I found out about at the Expo last summer [2013].”

Katie K, Educator • Minnetonka Middle School West


“This will be my fourth Expo. I have discovered fun and enriching new field trips for our program this way.”

Charlotte R, Facilitator • ISD 197 School Age Care, West St Paul


“It's my day to get field trips booked for the school year!  I've come away with new and exciting things for our kids to do each year.  Plus I get to put faces with the people I talk to when booking field trips. Always fun!”

Kari N, Explorers Club • Minnetonka Schools


“After attending this event the last two years we were able to get great ideas for our school and make connections with other agencies.”

Joshua B, Dean of Students • Sage Academy, Brooklyn Park


“Great grant resources for classroom teachers.”

Jonathon J, Teacher / Grant Writer • Westate Education Center District 287, Woodbury


“Love all the giveaways & ideas for trips...”

Kristi W, Program Coordinator • ISD 728 Community Education, Elk River


CLICK HERE FOR MORE QUOTES...

WHAT’S THIS ONCE-A-YEAR EXPO ALL ABOUT?

It’s about one-stop shopping for field trips and activities...

  1. 1.An Exhibit Hall filled with 120+ exhibitors!  Minnesota’s BEST!

- Field trips: glass-blowing, pottery-making, woodworking, history, science, animals & more...
   
Educators will appreciate the many providers with experience in meeting MN ED Standards!
- School assemblies, educational performers & presenters in history, science & more...
- Unique Fundraising... Raise money using art, old clothes, food, coupons, the internet & more...

  1. 2.Interactivity taken to new levels! You’ll LOVE it!

  2. 3.A Performance Stage for Educational Performers & Presenters

  3. 4.2 Workshops - Learn about grants & teaching tools!

  4. 5.Drawings like never before! Win a field trip or ?  Be a hero!

  5. -EXPO SWEEPSTAKES! Register to attend online now & find out at the EXPO if you won!
    - $5 AirMaxx Trampoline Park Arcade Card for each online registration & entry ticket

  - Plus Dozens of EXPO EXHIBITOR DRAWINGS for free field trips, assemblies & giveaways!


There’s no entry fee!  You’re invited to do your planning here, and bring your staff, peers or friends!
You can walk in on August 5th, or register online now to enter drawings to win free field trips and valuable giveaways!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2014 MN Field Trip EXPO SWEEPSTAKES & EXHIBITOR DRAWINGS

A VALUABLE BONUS FOR EXPO ATTENDEES!

Bring this entry ticket and get a FREE AirMaxx Arcade Card worth $5!

  1. -Click on the ticket below and print it out. Then present it at the EXPO Check-In Table for your FREE $5 Arcade Card!

  2. -To enter your name into the 2014 EXPO SWEEPSTAKES drawings, you still must complete the Attendee Online Registration prior to the 2014 EXPO by Monday, August 4th.

Historical & STEM Lego Displays • BrickMania Education

Van de Graaf Generator • Mad Science of MN

MN African American Museum

TRUNK-IT Outreach Programs

Culture Camp of Pipestone • Native American Dance

Historical Re-Enactments • Arn Kind

Physics Packages for Schools  • Nickelodeon Universe