ABOUT THE 2020 MN VIRTUAL EXPO. . . Aug-Sept 2020
MN’s BEST PROVIDERS – LIVE & ONLINE!
Produced by the MN FIELD TRIP & ACTIVITY LIBRARY and ADVENTURE PARTNERS LLC, for the past 9 years the annual EXPO has been an in-person event and has featured Minnesota’s BEST educational & recreational programs, activities, and fundraising opportunities! From youth to adults!
The 2020 VIRTUAL EXPO was fully online, and exhibitors used ZOOM to present their customizable programs that include classes & camps, field trips, educational performers, tour destinations, team-building, tours, entertainment & fundraising… for all types of school, group and family needs. Easy to attend – and FREE!
- Online Classes & Livestream Programs
- Onsite Assemblies, Classes & Programs that can come your site
- Outbound, In-Person Field Trips, Activities and Tours
During the presentations, content demonstrations and workshops (each no more than 1/2 hour) providers will also take your questions. Like the in-person EXPO, this will be a friendly dialogue where you can gather ideas, ask questions and learn about new offerings (like ONLINE and LIVESTREAM classes and programs now available).
In addition to the live ZOOM presentations, they will be recorded and posted on this website.
WHO ARE WE INVITING? YOU!
- SCHOOLS & EDUCATORS – Public/Private/Charter, Community Ed, Homeschool Co-ops
- YOUTH GROUPS – Park & Rec, Libraries, afterschool, Scouts, Church & Youth Organizations,
- FAMILIES AND FRIENDS – From individuals to family groups, we invite you to join us, too!
- ACTIVE ADULTS & SENIORS – Professional retirement groups, Senior Groups, Alumni Groups, Church Groups
- GROUP TOUR PLANNERS – Operators, Receptives, Charter, Travel Clubs, Group Leaders
- EVENT PLANNERS – corporate, associations, non-profits – for meeting & event planning, team-building, employee clubs and staff setting up employee activities.
NEW this year – As a result of the COVID-19 safety requirements, and because of the increased availability of ONLINE & LIVESTREAM PROGRAMS, we are inviting educators, group leaders, families and individuals from surrounding states and greater Minnesota to join us, too.
PLANNERS & EDUCATORS WHO HAVE ATTENDED PAST EXPOS TELL US:
“Yes, it is amazing! Lots of resources and very organized!”
J. Schaaf, District Curriculum Coordinator, New Horizon, Blaine
“Exhibitors came with programs and creative ideas that helped so much! They are so willing to work with us, and to customize to meet our needs.”
P. Tuma, New Brighton Parks & Recreation Dept, New Brighton
“What an awesome way to see the many different opportunities for field trips in Minnesota! There were way more possibilities than I could even imagine! They also provided workshops on how to find and write grants to help cover costs of the field trips! It was a great time to connect with other colleagues in the state and to see the wide variety of field trips out there!”
L. Schoneman, Teacher, Albert Lea Area Schools
“I found useful information not only for the school I was working at, but for the youth group at our church.”
B. Hanssen, Substitute Teacher, Albert Lea School District
“Great experience!!! Check it out!! Lots of great educational ideas!! Lots of freebies!! What teacher doesn’t love that!!!”
T. Mikkelson, High School Math Teacher, Red Wing Schools
“An amazing event! The exhibitors are all about providing superior experiences for our kids. The day is unprecedented with the variety, action, and exposure to opportunities. Do NOT miss!”
M. Hauck, Elementary Teacher, Pine Harbor Christian Academy, Hastings
“I had been setting up field trips for our students for years and spent a lot of time looking for places to tour or bring in speakers to our programs. In one day, I had field trip ideas, phone numbers and contacts to call. Saved so much valuable time.”
V. Lambrecht, Work Based Learning Coordinator, SW Metro, Shakopee
“I’m ALWAYS looking for tour ideas, and I LOVE what you do!”
L. Stolte, Group Leader, Happy Wanderers, Cottage Grove
“It’s awesome to get a big jump start on my school year field trips. I bring my calendar and book things right there on the spot. There is always something new to book that I know the kids will LOVE!”
K Kroll, Minnetonka Explorers Club.
The 2020 MN Virtual Field Trip & Activity Virtual EXPO is produced by Adventure Partners LLC
MN Field Trip & Activity Library
8014 Highway 55 #130
Minneapolis, MN 55427
Mark Peterson, President and Executive Producer