THE 2018 MN FIELD TRIP & ACTIVITY EXPO

It’s the Annual Planning Event for Educators, Event & Meeting Planners, and Group Leaders (all ages & types of groups)

THANK YOU TO THE HUNDREDS OF LEADERS WHO PUT THEIR PLANNING INTO HIGH GEAR AT TARGET FIELD…
MINNESOTA’S FIELD OF DREAMS
on August 6, 2018!

2018 Theme: LIFE LONG TEAM BUILDINGFrom young to old, it’s all about learning to work together!

Discover educational field trips & performers, team-building opportunities, tours, entertainment, activities & lots more… for all ages & types of groups

Monday, August 6, 2018 – TARGET FIELD
• 9 am to 3 pm
• Free Admission
175 Exhibitors
2 Professional Development Workshops
*Workshop seating is limited – 1st come, 1st served
• Earn CEU clocktime at workshops & when interviewing providers (no fee)
• Arrive by Car, Light Rail or Bus (see more info below)
• Enter Target Field’s Gate 29 OR by Skyway from Ramp A’s Level 3
RSVP Please (even if you don’t RSVP, walk-ins are always welcome!)

• 2018 EXPO SCHEDULE

9 am – DOORS OPENPick up your EXPO Program
10:30 amPD Workshop #1 – 1 hour clocktime
     *Workshop seating limited – 1st come, 1st served
11am-1pm
EXPO Cafe Serving Lunch
1:00 pmPD Workshop #2 – 1 hour clocktime
     *Workshop seating limited – 1st come, 1st served
3:00 pm – Thanks for coming! Don’t forget your free CEU Certificate
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QUICK LINKS…
Workshops & CEU Certificates
Exhibitor List
– Atrium Maps – Exhibitor Locations
To RSVP
Taking the Blue Line Light Rail from MOA to Target Field
www.LetsDoMN.com
www.MNFieldTripLibrary.org

SCROLL DOWN FOR…
– Target Field Location Map
– Parking Suggestions & Map
– Light Rail Instructions & Maps
– Food Availability

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ALL GROUP PLANNERS ARE INVITED! Remember, free admission!
1. SCHOOLS & EDUCATIONPublic/Private/Charter, Community Ed, Homeschool Co-ops
2. YOUTH GROUPS – Park & Rec, Libraries, afterschool, Scouts, Church & Youth Organizations,
3.
CORPORATE EVENT PLANNERS – corporate, govmt, education, association & non-profit
4. ACTIVE ADULTS & SENIORS – Teacher/employee retirement groups, Seniors, Alumni
5. GROUP TOUR PLANNERSOperators, Receptives, Charter, Travel Clubs, Group Leaders

BUILD YOUR GROUP • BUILD YOUR TEAM • BUILD THEIR LIVES!
• 175 Quality Exhibitors – destinations, presenters, entertainers and more!
• For schools, adult groups, tour planners, corporate event planners!
• Representatives experienced with group programs
• Programs that support education standards
• Unique special offers & group discounts
• Sign up to win valuable exhibitor drawings
2 P.D. Workshops – Educational Leadership • Team-Building for All Ages
• Free CEU clocktime certificates (up to 6 hours)
• Free “behind-the-scenes” tours of Target Field during the 2018 EXPO
• Free Twins Tickets during the 2018 EXPO (while supplies last)

THE 2018 EXHIBITOR LIST
• The list keeps growing… take a look HERE!

ARE YOU READY TO RSVP?
• Click HERE to RSVP – don’t miss the RSVP Drawings!

PREMIER SPONSOR OF THE 2018 EXPO
Target Field Tours and the Minnesota Twins
Offering K-12 LEARNING THROUGH BASEBALL... unique curriculum-based education programs, plus special programs for active adults (named EXTRA INNINGS), educational tours for all ages, and opportunities for your corporate events at renowned Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins and site of the 2014 MLB All-Star game.
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THE EXPO STORY… SERVING THE NEEDS OF SCHOOL, CORPORATE & GROUP PLANNERS!
Produced by the MN Field Trip & Activity Library & LetsDoMN, 2018 is the 8th year of this exciting annual planning event! The EXPO has become an inspiring “one-stop-planning” opportunity filled with Minnesota’s BEST field trips, day trips, assemblies, programs & entertainment, itinerary destinations, events, recreational activities, and fundraising opportunities! The exhibitors are prepared to discuss different types of needs depending on the type of group you represent (school, boomer, tour group, corporate).

NEW for 2018: Team-Building Opportunities & Event Planning
Corporate event & meeting planners (both corporate staff and independent event planners) are invited this year to join us at this exciting planning event… It’s unlike any event you’ve ever attended before!
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CEU CLOCKTIME CERTIFICATE – No Charge
Get credit for interviewing providers & suppliers. Attend 1-2 hours of workshops. Earn up to 6 hours of CEO clocktime. So don’t forget to pick up your CEU Clocktime Certificate as you exit. There is no charge for this certificate service.

FOOD
The EXPO Cafe will have food from 11am  – 1pm, plus snacks and refreshments available during the EXPO.

ARRIVING & PARKING
Come by car, light rail, or MTC bus.

• By Car… Parking is convenient!
Ramp A Parking Ramp
 is connected directly by skyway across 7th street into the Target Field Delta 360 Club… the location of the 2018 EXPO. Go to north end of level 3… and you’ll find the 7th Street Skyway waiting for you! Easy!

• By Light Rail…
From the Mall of America – the Blue Line will take you right to Target Field.
From downtown Saint Paul – the Green Line will take you right to Target Field.
From Big Lake – the Northstar Commuter Rail Line will take you right to Target Field.

• By MTC Bus…
From anywhere in the metropolitan area where public transportation is available.

ENTERING TARGET FIELD… It’s easy!
Street Level: Enter at Gate 29 on 7th street, go up escalators right into the 2018 EXPO
Parking Ramp A: The 7th Street Skyway brings you directly into Target Field and the 2018 EXPO

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Click HERE to RSVP now – and get in the RSVP Drawings!
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PLANNERS & EDUCATORS WHO HAVE ATTENDED PAST EXPOS SAY:

“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, Happy Wanderers, Cottage Grove

“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 have attended the Field Trip EXPO the past three years.  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!!  Bring your own kids – they will have a blast!  Lots of freebies!!  What teacher doesn’t love that!!!”
T. Mikkelson, High School Math Teacher, Red Wing Schools

“An amazing one-stop shop till ya’ drop day!  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 (1st Grade), Pine Harbor Christian Academy, Hastings

“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

• Read more comments by planners who have attended previous EXPOs.

Click HERE to RSVP now – and get in the RSVP Drawing!

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The 2018 EXPO is produced by Adventure Partners LLC
• MN Field Trip & Activity Library
• LetsDoMN
8014 Highway 55 #130
Minneapolis, MN  55427
612-518-8353

Mark Peterson, President and Executive Producer

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2 CONTENT-RICH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS*

Earn CEU clocktime
to 6 hours at the 2018 EXPO…
no charge

* Workshop seating limited – 1st come 1st served

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PD Workshop 10:30am

“The ABCs of Elementary STEM / Student & Teacher Team-Building”

Presenter: Dr Tyronne Carter
CEO & Founder, America’s Fun Science

Presenting an America’s Fun Science workshop that will lead to increased classroom success for elementary school students and teachers.
Read More…

CEU clocktime: 1 hour (no fee)

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PD Workshop 1:00pm

“From Average to Amazing: How to Maximize Team Building Results”

Speaker & Panel Facilitator:
Emily Porter
Founder, The Porter Authority

In this fast-paced one-hour panel session, learn how to make the most of team building experiences, from choosing the right activity and adjusting for group dynamics, to creating post-event communications and tracking results.
Read More…

CEU clocktime: 1 hour (no fee)

 

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SPONSORS Include:

Educators & Teachers!
Earn CEU Clocktime
at the EXPO

What Attendees 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 KAndover YMCA

Fantastic opportunity to connect with resources.

Trish DChatfield Public Schools

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

Charlotte RFacilitator • 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 NExplorers 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 BDean of Students • Sage Academy, Brooklyn Park

Great grant resources for classroom teachers.

Jonathan JTeacher/Grant Writer • Westate Education Center District 287, Woodbury

Love all the giveaways & ideas for trips…

Kristi WProgram Coordinator • ISD 728 Community Education, Elk River

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