2019 MN FIELD TRIP & ACTIVITY EXPO

The Annual Planning Event Loved By Educators, Group Leaders, Tour Planners & Event Planners (all ages & types of groups)

WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE 2019 EXPO AT THE AWARD-WINNING

MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 • Event Planners, Educators & Group Leaders attended FREE!

  • Doors Open at 9am

    Meet and interview educational entertainers, speakers and destinations from 9 am to 3 pm. Free Admission & Free Parking!

  • Expect a fun day filled with professionals, activities & ideas!

    Artful Experiences, Theatre & Shows, Travel & Tours, Field Trips, Classes, Speakers, Team-Building & More!

  • Planners! Take time to engage with our amazing Exhibitors...

    Be greeted by smiles… and LOTS of creative ideas!

  • Pick Up Your New 2019 Field Trip & Activity Guide!

    Take multiple Guides with you for your school, organization or company – FREE!

  • Don’t miss the Workshop: "Supporting STEM Standards Utilizing Independent, Unusual Curriculum"

    Led by Dale Wolpers, retired MS Principal and MN Twins staffer, Dale will lead a panel of providers with unexpected programs!

  • Discuss Ideas with Experienced Providers... In Person!

    These relationships are very valuable when planning!

  • Meet and Interview Friends Both Known and New!

    Meet Peter Wright of the MN Zoo and discover how the Zoo can be either a Field Trip or come to your site

  • The MN LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM

    Explore field trip & travel opportunities at the 2019 EXPO and tour the award-winning MN Landscape Arboretum at no charge!

  • Hundreds of Planners Have Been Attending for 9 Years!

    Educators, activity planners, tour operators, group leaders & event planners…

  • 175+ Creative & Fun Exhibitors!

    Experienced in customizing group experiences and making your ideas come to life!

  • Meet Professional Presenters & Entertainers!

    Dr Tyronne Carter is a school principal, science educator and popular speaker.

  • Earn CEU’s... Up to 6 Hours!

    No Cost. Just Interview Exhibitors and Attend the Workshops!

  • Team-Building for Youth, Adult and Employee Groups!

    Escape Rooms (that come to you) Cooking Schools, Paint & Sips, Ropes, Ninja Challenges, and many more!

  • Meet Professionals Experienced in Supporting Standards

    Dazzling Dave is a Yo-Yo Champion, Science Educator and Phys Ed Teacher!

  • Ticket Programs, Group Discounts, Special Offers

    Lynx, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Xcel Center, Target Center, Ames Center and many more!

  • Get Ideas for All Types of Assemblies, Classes & Activities

    Discuss your needs in person…. many will present at your site!

  • Educational Presenters & Performers

    Adam Schrader of HIGH TOUCH HIGH TECH is a science educator

  • Attractions • Destinations • Events for tour planners!

    Did you know that the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis offers tours?

  • Meet Dazzle, the Amazing Service Dog

    Learn how extraordinary animals – like Dazzle – can truly be our best companions!

  • Did you get your CEU Certificate?

    Up to 6 hours… engage with the exhibitors, and/or attend the workshops. No Charge.

  • Teachers & Planners are always glad they came!

    From all over Minnesota. Western Wisconsin and beyond!

What follows is the description of the event we provided to attendees prior to event…

CLICK to read 2019 EXPO Program 

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Discover educational field trips & performers, tour destinations, team-building, tours, entertainment, activities & more… for all types of schools & groups. Last year at Target Field more than 650 educators, group leaders and tour planners attended the Expo!          

Click HERE to see the LIST OF EXHIBITORS

• 2 WORKSHOPS that are worth every CEU!

• FREE MN TWINS Game Tickets! 1 Pair for 1st 700 Attendees… RSVP to be eligible…

• Pick up a PROGRAM at the Snyder Building Entrance to guide you through the EXPO…

• Tuesday, August 13, 2019 – MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
• FREE Admission into the 2019 EXPO
• FREE Entry into the Arboretum for the Day
• FREE Arboretum Parking & Shuttle Service
• EXPO Exhibits: 9 am – 3 pm 
• 175 Exhibitors (throughout both Snyder & Oswald Buildings) – with valuable drawings
• 2 Professional Development Workshops
• CEU Certificate for Qualifying Attendees (no charge, up to 6 hours, Snyder Bldg entrance)
• 2019-2020 MN Field Trip Guides to take back to your school or office (no charge, Snyder Bldg entrance)

• FREE Twins Tickets at Target Field Tours/MN Twins Exhibit – One pair Free for the first 700 attendees (1 pair per couple or family – adults only) – RSVP to be eligible… Tickets available only at the 2019 EXPO.

• 2019 EXPO SCHEDULE

9 am – DOORS OPEN – REGISTRATION IN THE SNYDER BUILDING – Get your EXPO Program & Map
10:30 amAM Workshop in the Snyder Building 2nd Floor Classroom – 1 hour CEU Clocktime (no charge)
– First come, first served… the classroom holds 50.
ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION FOR VISITORS WITH NEURODIVERSITIES
–  Presented & Led by Eric Ringgenberg, Education Program Director of the Autism Society of MN with a panel of supporting providers
– Supporting panel includes REM5 Virtual Reality Lab and Mall of America (re Quiet Rooms)

11 am-1 pm – Arboretum Restaurant Open (9a-3p for snacks & lunch)
1:00 pmPM Workshop in the Snyder Building 2nd Floor Classroom – 1 hour CEU Clocktime (no charge)
– First come, first served… the classroom holds 50.

“SUPPORTING STEM STANDARDS UTILIZING INDEPENDENT, UNUSUAL CURRICULUM”
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Panel Presentation led by Dale Wolpers of Target Field Tours & MN Twins – 1 hour CEU Clocktime (no charge)
3:00 pm – Thanks for coming to the Expo. Don’t forget to take your free CEU Certificate & 2019 Guide(s)!

After the EXPO take time to visit the award-winning MN Landscape Arboretum!

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EDUCATORS, GROUP PLANNERS & EVENT 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,
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CORPORATE TEAM-BUILDING EVENT PLANNERS – corporate, govmt, education, association & non-profit
4. ACTIVE ADULTS & SENIORS – Professional retirement groups, Senior Groups, Alumni Groups, Church Groups
5. GROUP TOUR PLANNERSOperators, Receptives, Charter, Travel Clubs, Group Leaders
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EARN CEU CLOCKTIME & TAKE HOME A CEU CERTIFICATE – No fee
Get credit for interviewing professionals. Attend 1-2 hours of workshops. Earn up to 6 hours of CEU clocktime. Then don’t forget to pick up your CEU Clocktime Certificate as you exit. There is no charge for this certificate you have earned.

ARRIVING AT THE ARBORETUM… It’s easy!
Drive west of Chanhassen on Highway 5, then turn left into the MN Landscape Arboretum. (Follow the signs.)

FREE PARKING
– There will be a free shuttle from the Parking Lots to the Snyder Building where you register and begin your EXPO Experience.

RSVP TO ATTEND
THE 2019 EXPO

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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, Group Leader, 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.

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THE EXPO STORY… SERVING THE NEEDS OF SCHOOL, GROUP & EVENT PLANNERS!
Produced by the ADVENTURE PARTNERS LLC, 2019 is the 9th 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, travel 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).

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The 2019 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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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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