You’re Invited to join us at the 2020 VIRTUAL EXPO. . . FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE!
Live ZOOM Presentations by Providers!
Hear their exciting new programs & activities. . . right on your computer!
Click this blue button to see live presentations, demonstration & workshops by providers from August – September.
ABOUT THE 2020 MN VIRTUAL EXPO. . .
MEET MN’s BEST PROVIDERS – LIVE & ONLINE – FROM AUGUST – SEPTEMBER!
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 will be fully online, and exhibitors will use ZOOM Meetings to present their customizable programs designed to support your educational and recreational needs (for schools, youth groups, active adults, tour groups, corporate events). Discover online classes & camps, field trips, educational performers, tour destinations, team-building, tours, entertainment & fundraising… for all types of school, group and family needs. See this year’s growing CALENDAR of Provider Presentations.
The 2020 VIRTUAL EXPO will be easy to attend – and FREE!
We will be active and online for 2 months until Friday, October 2nd. Simply RSVP to join provider ZOOM Meeting(s). They will make from 1 to 3 live presentations describing the programs that they offer, including:
- Online Classes & Livestream Programs
- Onsite Assemblies, Classes & Programs that can come your site
- Outbound, In-Person Field Trips, Activities and Tours
During their 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 that were not available before COVID-19). Some exhibitors may have drawings during or after their ZOOM sessions for field trips, etc.
To attend a live exhibitor presentation, please RSVP using the PRESENTATION CALENDAR. Once you have RSVP’ed, you’ll receive by email the ZOOM Meeting Link from us enabling you to securely join the ZOOM Meeting you have chosen to attend.
The ZOOM presentations will also 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.
FREE CEU HOURS
When you RSVP and engage with exhibitors online, you can earn free CEU hours. You will have 2 months to accumulate your CEU hours – from August – September – whenever exhibitor presentations are scheduled. After the 2020 Virtual EXPO, we will track your hours and award you a CEU Certificate by mail. Here’s how to accumulate your hours:
- 1 Exhibitor Presentation: 1 CEU hour
- 5 Exhibitor Presentations: 2 CEU hours
- 10 Exhibitor Presentations: 3 CEU hours
- 15 Exhibitor Presentations: 4 CEU hours
- 20 Exhibitor Presentations: 5 CEU hours
- 25+ Exhibitor Presentations: 6 CEU hours
TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION – SIMPLY RSVP. . .
There is NO CHARGE to attend ZOOM presentations, and you can attend as many as you wish. They will be scheduled in 1/2 hour increments, and will take your questions during their presentation time.Presentations will be added throughout the 2 months of the EXPO, so we encourage you to return to the PRESENTATION CALENDAR to see new ZOOM sessions you may want to attend.
After we receive your RSVP, you’ll be sent (by email prior to the presentation) the Zoom Meeting Link for that presentation.
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 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