2013 MN Field Trip EXPO Program

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Contains all 106 exhibitors, schedule for the day, workshop descriptions, and list of the 3 "Big Drawings" and the Grand Prize.


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  • ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDSAction for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.Ann Kisch 763-425-2955 www.actionforhealthykids.org AIRMAXX TRAMPOLINE PARK & FUN CENTERAirMaxx specializes in fun for all ages! Come jump on our trampolines, zap friends in our laser tag arena, play cosmic mini golf course, or have a blast in our huge arcade.Ryan McQuillen Eden Prairie 952-232-0096 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com AMERICAS WOODSHOPAmerica's Woodshop is an open to the public woodshop. If you know how to build it, come on in and build it. If you want to learn to build it, we have classes for individuals to groups of all ages.Tim Watts Burnsville 952-500-8812 www.americaswoodshop.com AUDUBON CENTER OF THE NORTH WOODSOnsite/offsite nature programming for all ages (single/multi-day) includes homeschool programs Green Conference/Retreat Center Adventure, wildlife, team-building, natural history, cultural history sites & programs. Melonie Shipman Sandstone 320-245-2648 www.audubon-center.org BACHMANS FUNDRAISINGWe supply plant material and plant decor for fundraising.Jim Stokes Minneapolis 612-861-9285 www.bachmans.com BAKKEN MUSEUMA one-of-a-kind museum exploring the mysteries of our electrical world. Inspiring a passion for science and its potential for social good by helping people explore the history & nature of electricity & magnetism.Steve Walvig Minneapolis 612-926-3878 www.thebakken.org BASE CAMP OF THE NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL BSAInteractive Field Trip experiences for schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups or ANY organization.Kathryn Wyatt Fort Snelling 612-767-0050 www.explorebasecamp.org BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORYInquiry-based programming that engages students and inspires teachers. Programs include museum tours, along with science labs and planetarium programs delivered both at the Bell and at your school.Sally Brummel Minneapolis 612-624-8146 www.bellmuseum.org BIG FROG CUSTOM T-SHIRTS & MOREWe specialize in Direct to Garment printing. We have no minimums, no setup charges, full color designs, and fast 24 hour turnaround. Graphic designers on staff can help with your design!Kevin Mendel Minneapolis 952-224-4940 www.bigfrog.com/bloomington BIG THRILL COMPANYBig Thrill Factory is the go-to place for FUN! Featuring bowling, laser tag, black light ropes course, bump n' spin cars, miniature golf, trampolines & more. We also offer great food, birthday parties & private events.Diane Gove Minnetonka 952-698-7700 www.bigtf.com BRIAN RICHARDS, EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERBrian Richards has delighted students and teachers for over 25 years. By using magic, humor and audience participation Brian brings home the educational message with IMPACT! Brian Richards Brooklyn Park 763-424-3487 www.4aceproductions.com BRUNSWICK ZONE XLOur 4 exciting entertainment Metro facilities attract all ages. Birthday parties, special events or fundraisers. Enjoy bowling, game arcade, or laser tag. We have a beautiful lounge, and private banquet rooms.Barb Underhill Lakeville, Brooklyn Park, Blaine, Eden Prairie 952-435-2695 www.bowlbrunswick.com CASTLEROCK MUSEUMSee actual arms & armors used from ancient Greece through the Golden Age of the Renaissance Knight in "Shining Armor". Period art illustrates the arms & armor in actual use. Most complete collection in the midwest.Gary Schlosstein Alma (WI) 608-685-4231 www.castlerockmuseum.com CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAULThe Cathedral is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis. Its the fourth largest cathedral in the U.S. & in 2009 was designated the 'National Shrine of the Apostle Paul' by the Vatican.Mary Connelly Saint Paul 651-228-1766 www.cathedralsaintpaul.org CHAMPIONS HALLA multi-venue sports & event center with seven courts for volleyball, basketball, pickleball, badminton, ping pong, Zumba & more! Theres also an indoor turf field, AirMaxx Trampoline and Fun Center , a full restaurant, frozen yogurt bar & an outdoor deck.Marty Probst Eden Prairie 952-893-0800 www.pro-activemktg.com CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRESChanhassen Dinner Theatres is commited to delighting its audiences and creating lifelong memories with high-quality end-to-end theatre, dining and service experience.Peggy Lushine Chanhassen 952-934-1544 www.chanhassentheatres.com CHARACTER CHALLENGE COURSEWe provide character-based educational programs through aerial adventure & hands-on school assemblies. Customized programs address specific objectives and are aligned with MN Grad Standards.Travis & Sara Guida Park Rapids 218-760-8442 www.characterchallengecourse.com CHINOOK BOOK FUNDRAISINGLast year schools and community organizations raised $340,000 with Chinook Book. A simple, effective & risk-free program, your group will keep up to 50% of every print or mobile Chinook Book sold.Kate Rime Minneapolis 612-455-8380 www.chinookbook.net

    EXHIBITORS A-G Planning Checklist CLIX PORTRAIT STUDIOSAt CLIX, we are passionately committed to capturing your best image at schools, daycares, sporting events, dance studios, graduations & more. We capture the images, so you can enjoy life & treasure the memories.Sandy Pawlyszyn Maple Grove 763-657-0329 www.clixmn.com CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGESConcordia Language Villages is the premiere language and cultural immersion program in the United States. We offer programs for youth, educators, adults and families in Bemidji & Marine-On-The-St-Croix.Jordi Teillard, Carl-Martin Nelson 218-299-4544 www.concordialanguagevillages.org COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE AND THE PERFORMING ARTSThe Cowles Center is a performing arts center downtown Minneapolis dedicated to showcasing local dance, theatre and music. Our education program offers distance learning workshops & student matinees.Laura Bohne Minneapolis 612-206-3641 www.thecowlescenter.org CRITTERS AND COMPANYSince 1989 Critters and Company has presented to over 750,000 people in schools, businesses, communities & churches using live animals personified & for storytelling that applies to their life experiences.Greg Olson 763-427-3442 www.crittersandcompany.com CURIOUS MINDS, LLCCurious Minds uses STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) curricula & programs to assist in developing skills necessary for your students successful elementary school career.Amy Blaubach 612-232-4400 www.curiousminds.info THE DEPOT MINNEAPOLIS ICE RINK & INDOOR WATERPARKThe Depot Minneapolis is a hotel and event complex featuring two Marriott Hotels, special event spaces, Charley's Restaurant, Stone Arch Bar & Patio, indoor waterpark, seasonal indoor skating rink, and parking.Kory Kingsbury Minneapolis 612-758-7873 www.thedepotminneapolis.com MN DNR FIREWISE IN THE CLASSROOMMN DNR Firewise in the Classroom involves students in a service learning project in which they rate homes in their community for the risk of wildfire. DNR provides this program to teachers at no cost.Ken Pekarek 651-442-2573 www.gis4schools.org DOWN IN HISTORY TOURS WABASHA STREET CAVESWe make history Fun! Our tours are done by improv actors who use humor to help educate. We offer the Historic Cave Tour and bus tours by costumed characters. Were home to the Saint Paul Gangster Tour.Donna Bremer Saint Paul 651-224-1191 www.wabashastreetcaves.com EAGLE BLUFF ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTEREagle Bluff is a private residential ELC near Lanesboro in the beautiful bluff-country of SE Minnesota. We connect people to the natural world through experiential learning and positive outdoor experiences.Cheryl Krage, Stephanie Davidson Lanesboro 507-467-2437 www.eagle-bluff.org EARTH ADVENTUREOur Earth Balloon program improves geography & science aptitudes, enhancing classroom curriculum. The Balloon is a 20 high-resolution model of the earth with students entering via a zipper in the Pacific Ocean.David & Audrey Knutson 763-785-7876 www.earthadventure.org EDTRIPSUse EdTrips to plan & manage your school field trips and student travel. From trip inspiration to form & payment collection, upload your class list & showcase your trip to parents, administration & other teachers.Laura Wallendal 617-780-0920 www.EdTrips.com EKO BACKEN SNOW TUBING & WATERSLIDESA great place for all your get-togethers... We're family-friendly, perfect for student and youth groups, too! Whether it's a picnic, team-building event, or any special event, you'll love Eko Backen in every season.John Fraley 651-433-2422 www.ekobacken.com FARIBAULT TOURISM & ATTRACTIONSFaribault is home to: River Bend Nature Center, Shattuck St. Mary's School, Tilt-A-Whirl, Faribault Energy Park, Faribault Woolen Mill, The Cheese Cave, and the 1st Cathedral in the USA.Todd Ginter 507-334-4381 www.visitfaribault.com FARMAMERICA MN AGRICULTURAL INTERPRETIVE CENTERUsing hands-on learning & events we teach kids about agriculture & rural life with our 1850s settlement, one-room schoolhouse, country church, feedmill, blacksmith shop & 1930s farmstead with live farm animals.James Gibson 507-835-2052 www.farmamerica.org FEED MY STARVING CHILDRENWere a faith-based charity fighting hunger in 70 countries. Volunteers pack nutritious meal formulas for clinics, orphanages, schools and feeding programs for malnourished children in the developing world. Jamison Pals 763-504-2919 www.fmsc.org THE FOSHAY MUSEUM AND OBSERVATION DECKSignificant not only as a unique example of architectural design & engineering, but as a prominent reminder of the economic boom years of the 1920s. On the Foshay Towers 30th floor in DT Minneapolis.Jennifer Phelps 612-767-6824 www.foshaymuseum.org FUN2RAISE MARKETINGFree Money for schools and youth activity organizations.Jodi Rankin 763-442-1272 www.fun2raise.net GAMES2U ENTERTAINMENT & FUNDRAISINGUnique and interactive mobile fun like Video Game Theaters, Indoor/Outdoor Laser Tag, Giant Hamster Balls, Angry Bird Launchers, Booger Wars, Foam Machine Parties and more - wherever you want to have fun.Jim & Jen Sadlovsky 651-402-2113 www.games2u.com

  • GAMIN RIDE & iDANCE INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENTiDance is the worlds largest video game machine supporting up to 150 participants at the same time in Team Mode! A rhythm-based experience promoting teamwork, friendly competition & an active lifestyle!Dave Soliday Chanhassen 612-460-5001 www.gaminride.com GERTENS FUNDRAISINGProviding fundraising programs for over 30 years, Gertens offers year round plant programs, along with Christmas greens. We also offer two plant card programs that are available all year.Stacy Angell Inver Grove Heights 651-239-1321 www.gertensfundraisers.com GIVEMN.ORGA free not-for-profit website that helps people find, connect & engage with causes they care about. In 3 years, GiveMN has helped Minnesota schools & nonprofits raise over $72 million from 200,000+ donors.Alsa Bruno Saint Paul 651-325-4213 www.GiveMN.org G.L. BERG ENTERTAINMENTWe provide professional entertainers, performing artists, and speakers for corporations, associations, colleges & universities, fairs, festivals, theaters, arts, K-12 & community events throughout the U.S.Ryan Meints St Cloud 888-654-6901 www.glberg.com GREATER MIDWEST FUNDRAISINGRaise money with profitable sales of cookie dough, premium steaks, pre-baked pies, and much more!Tim Shiels Apple Valley 952-997-3085 www.gmfundraise.com HERO HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONHERO has been serving the homeschooling community of the MN Metro Twin Cities area for 18 years with weekly, full curriculum learning activities & classes for home educated students & teaching parents.Jayne Wahlberg Forest Lake 651-485-2572 www.herohomeschool.org HISTORIC THEATRE GROUP The Orpheum, State & PantagesThe Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres proudly present a touring Broadway series along with the best in concerts, comedy and dance. Don't miss our exciting 2013-2014 Broadway-Minneapolis Season!Kelli Behr Minneapolis 612-373-5644 www.hennepintheatretrust.org HISTORY THEATREHistory Theatre entertains, educates, and inspires through creating, developing, and producing new and existing works that explore Minnesota's past and the diverse American experience.Jill Vaughn Saint Paul 651-292-4320 www.historytheatre.org IN THE COMPANY OF KIDS CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOLCOK offers a "Magical Adventure" in the performing arts, including theater classes! Our place or yours. Act-Sing-Dance-Create original Skits-Perform! ALL abilities!Bonnie Neumann Burnsville 952-736-3644 www.cokartscenter.com INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTERThe International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.Tom Myrick Burnsville 763-560-7374 www.wolf.org KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERSOur Tribal non-profit focuses on sharing and preserving our Tribal cultures with the world. We do many school and church presentations as well as offer a culture camp where you are immersed in our old ways.Bud Johnston Pipestone 605-595-5229 www.pipekeepers.org KERFOOT CANOPY TOURWe offer a 2-1/2 hour canopy tour in southern Minnesota where participants experience 10 different zip lines, a 170 ft suspension bridge, interpretive hike, and a beautiful view of the Minnesota River Valley.Nicole Sobania Henderson 952-873-3900 www.kerfootcanopytour.com KEVIN HALL THE MAGIC MANIACGreat entertainment for school groups and family events. and more! Shows can include: Magic Maniac, MATH-a Magic, Hula Dance Party, Kids Mania Dance & More! As seen on America's Got Talent.Kevin Hall Twin Cities 763-783-0352 www.hallsofmagic.com KIDCREATE STUDIO AN ART STUDIO JUST FOR KIDSWe launch children into the incredible world of art. Our energized art classes are a great way to enrich your program's curriculum. It's tons of fun & great for the brain with classes for kids 18 months-12 years.Lara Olson Eden Prairie & Woodbury 952-974-3438 www.kidcreatestudio.com KIDSDANCE AMERICAS INTERACTIVE DJs FOR KIDSVoted "Best Entertainment for Kids" by readers of Minnesota Parent Magazine. Interactive dancer & DJ to captivate kids & keep them active. "Most favorite field trip of the summer!" most heard comment by kids.Howard Walstein Twin Cities 952-933-8558 www.kidsdance.com KINNI CREEK LODGE & OUTFITTERS FLY SHOPLodge, Fly Shop, Fly Fishing Guides & Schools. Kayak Rentals. Add any subject curriculum to a wilderness kayak adventure for a great field trip experiential education day! Paige Olson River Falls (WI) 877-504-9705 www.kinnicreek.com LABELS2LEARNYou already pay for field trips with boxtops and other label donations -- but are you doing it online? Stop by to see the next generation of this funding source and earn a free donation.Brad Thompson Twin Cities 612-248-4182 www.labels2learn.com LANDMARK CENTEROn the National Registry of Historic Places, we host educational field trips: history, antiquities, famous trials & architecture. Visit several free museums! A cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions & more!Kristin Smith Saint Paul 651-292-3063 www.landmarkcenter.org

    EXHIBITORS G-N Planning Checklist LORENZ BUS SERVICELorenz Bus Service is a full range charter bus company. Lorenz provides tour groups, schools, universities & corporations safe & comfortable motor coach transportation throughout the U.S. and Canada.Mike Canine Minneapolis 763-201-8822 www.lorenzbus.com LUTHER CREST BIBLE CAMP ELCLuther Crest can provide a fulfilling and exciting field trip to any classroom through our active outdoor environmental education (Grounded In) and team-building & cooperation (Project Confidence) programs!Hannah Jungles Alexandria 320-846-2431 www.luthercrest.org MAD SCIENCE OF MINNESOTAThe leading science enrichment provider for students K-6 with unique hands-on science for children that is as entertaining as it is educational with more than 50 different topics including three STEM Programs.Tyronne Carter Saint Paul 651-204-9418 x102 www.madscience.org/mn MALL OF AMERICAField Trips and student presentations for students and youth groups.Isabella Rhawie Bloomington 952-883-8643 www.mallofamerica.com/visit/field-trips MCROONEY ENTERTAINMENT McRooney Entertainment offers free & entertaining educational elementary school shows in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Schools love both our anti-bullying show & our respect show, and you will too! Dan Rooney Minneapolis 612-207-8005 www.mcrooneyentertainment.com MEET MINNEAPOLIS The mission of Meet Minneapolis is to maximize visitor experiences of Minneapolis for their benefit and for the economic benefit of our community. Casey Kluver Minneapolis 612-767-8106 www.minneapolis.org METRO TRANSITMetro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses and trains as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. Their free presentations and onsite training can be customized to your group.Adam Mehl Minneapolis 612-349-7104 www.metrotransit.org MINNESOTA CHILDRENS MUSEUMWe provide children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover, helping to instill a life-long love of learning by nurturing real-world skills children need to become engaged citizens.Amy Bry Saint Paul and Rochester 651-225-6047 www.mcm.org MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETYThe Minnesota Historical Society is a dynamic & widely recognized educational organization that is a trusted resource for history. MHS works with teachers, students & parents to ensure that we are all State Smart.Joanna Danks Saint Paul and 26 Historical Sites in MN 651-259-3149 www.mnhs.org MINNESOTA LYNXMN Lynx are the 2013 WNBA Western Conference Champions, looking to reach the finals again this year (and win)! We offer great family entertainment and competitive basketball on the court! Amy Kuehn Minneapolis 612-673-1202 www.lynxbasketball.com MINNESOTA OPERAMinnesota Opera offers unique experiences for kids of all ages through special student performances at the Ordway, and behind-the-scenes tours shows students what it really takes to put together an opera.Jamie Andrews Minneapolis 612-342-9573 www.mnopera.org MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVALSixteenth century Europe comes alive with 16 stages of entertainment, over 250 artisans, live jousting, games, rides and food fit for a King. Held weekends August 17 September 29, 2013Katie Kline Shakopee 952-445-7361 www.renaissancefest.com MINNESOTA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUMThe historic Jackson Street Roundhouse Museum, a former steam engine maintenance facility, invites kids of all ages to travel through history with in-depth exhibits featuring local and regional railway history.Jenny Upton Saint Paul 651-402-7497 www.trainride.org MINNESOTA UNITED FOOTBALL CLUBMinnesota United FC, previously the Minnesota Stars, is the professional soccer team in Minnesota and a member of the North American Soccer League. Dana Knudson Twin Cities 763-331-8773 www.mnunitedfc.com MOULDY FIGS TRADITIONAL JAZZ BANDNamed by Studs Turkel, this traditional New Orleans Jazz Band, led by founder and educator Jim Field, now goes into schools with presentations about traditional jazz and now including historic riverboat music.Jim Field Saint Paul 952-593-5499 www.mouldyfigs.com NATIONAL EAGLE CENTERAn educational interpretive center, home to live bald and golden eagles. Environmental stewardship and community sustainability at taught through education about eagles and the Mississippi River watershed.Jenny Hussin Wabasha 651-565-4989 www.nationaleaglecenter.org NORTH STAR FUNDRAISERSAn online bookstore with over 7,000,000 books, games, and gifts. Nonprofits make 10% on all sales with an option for the buyer/donor to contribute more. Raise money for field trips with gift cards @ 25% profit.Pat Shea Twin Cities 612-501-5292 www.northstarfundraisers.com NORTH STAR MUSEUM OF BOY SCOUTING & GIRL SCOUTINGWe are a non-profit museum specializing in scouting memorabilia for the upper Midwest. More than 'just a museum,' we are a resource for lectures, workshops, leadership & education for the whole community!Shirley De la Torre North St Paul 651-748-2880 www.nssm.org

  • OAKESHOTT INSTITUTEWith the Ewart Oakeshott collection of swords spanning 4,000 years - including a sword from the 1st crusade and a Scandinavian sword from the Bronze Age - the Institute brings history to groups of all ages.Craig Johnson Minneapolis 612-423-3813 www.oakeshott.org OLD COUNTRY BUFFET BUFFETS, INCOld Country Buffet is a buffet-style restaurant with high quality food at affordable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere. Were a great destination for Field Trips & Sports banquets at any of our 16 Minnesota locations.Jackie Darsow 651-365-2760 www.buffet.com ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSEach year thousands of students & teachers experience the transformative power of the arts through performances, student workshops, in-school residencies & teacher professional development opportunities.Erin Matteson Saint Paul 651-282-3135 www.ordway.org OWATONNA AREA CHAMBER & TOURISMOwatonna has multiple attractions that are perfect for field trips...including the Minnesota Orphanage Museum, Village of Yesteryear, History Center, and Reptile & Amphibian Discovery (RAD) Zoo!Anne Peterson 507-451-7970 www.visitowatonna.org PADELFORD RIVERBOAT COMPANYPadelford Riverboats have been introducing students to the famous Mississippi River on our 90-minute school field trip cruises for over 40 years. We offer educational & recreational cruises with special rates.Tracy Shimek Saint Pauls Harriet Island 651-227-1100 www.riverrides.com PARADISE CHARTER CRUISESSchool-age field trips on Lake Minnetonka & the Mississippi River! Experience a trip through the Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and the Historic Mississippi Riverfront or the scenic history of Lake Minnetonka!Dave Lawrance Minneapolis & Excelsior 952-474-8058 www.TwinCitiesCruises.com PARK SQUARE THEATREOur award-winning education program serves students grades 7-12 with performances of literary classics & contemporary issue-oriented plays, plus we offer student workshops to work with casts & creative teams.Emilie Moravec Saint Paul 651-291-9196 www.parksquaretheatre.org PAUL IMHOLTE, STRINGMANIf it has strings, Paul Imholte probably plays it. Paul presents assemblies and workshops for K-12 students on traditional string instruments and folk music.Paul Imholte 320-253-8749 www.paulimholte.com PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTINGHousing one of the world's finest collections of antique radio, television and broadcast equipment, we are preserving & educating people of all ages about the history and importance of the broadcasting industry.Steve Raymer St Louis Park 952-926-8198 www.museumofbroadcasting.org PINZ34 bowling lanes with state of the art technology, 2 level, glow in the dark laser tag arena, more than 70 cutting-edge arcade games, Pinz has a amazing variety of fun all under one roof!Nigel Bath Oakdale 651-770-8000 www.pinz.com REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN DISCOVERY ZOO (RAD Zoo)Traveling live reptile presentations.Jamie Pastika Owatonna 507-676-0260 www.theradzoo.com RICHFIELD BUS COMPANYCelebrating 54 years of Excellence in Transportation!Brian Gens Oakdale 952-881-1111 www.richfieldbus.com SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTAMake the Science Museum your classroom field trip! Let us help you engage and empower your students with our signature brand of hands-on science learning that includes special access & exclusive benefits.Peter Wright Saint Paul 651-221-9426 www.smm.org SEA LIFE MINNESOTA AQUARIUMWe offer onsite field trips, onsite Scout Merit Badge and Journey Programs, as well as unique opportunities to snorkel and stay the night in our exhibit spaces! Offsite Classroom Programs are also available.Melissa Schrock Bloomington in the Mall of America 952-853-0603 www.visitsealife.com/minnesota SHOREVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER / THE TROPICSIts always 80 degrees & sunny at the Tropics Indoor Waterpark and Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground inside the Shoreview Community Center!Shari Kunza Shoreview 651-490-4762 www.shoreviewcommunitycenter.com SIMPLY JANE OPEN ARTIST STUDIOSimply Jane is an art studio in South Minneapolis where everyone is a fabulous artist! A supportive staff of trained artists and teachers nurtures creativity. All ages and abilities welcome!Carolyn Dungan Minneapolis 612-354-3961 www.simplyjanestudio.com SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINESky Zone is the original indoor trampoline park, and we are proud to bring the unmatched, out-of-this-world, and high-flyin' FUN of the world's first all-trampoline, walled playing court to Minnesota! Adam Schiesl Plymouth & Oakdale 763-331-3511 www.skyzone.com/minneapolis STAGES THEATRE COMPANYStages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.Nicki Pretzer Hopkins 952-979-1119 www.stagestheatre.org

    EXHIBITORS O-Z Planning Checklist TARGET CENTERTarget Center, home of the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA Minnesota Lynx, offers a 12-month entertainment schedule that includes sporting events, family shows, concerts and more!Karen Swan Minneapolis 612-673-1637 www.targetcenter.com TARGET FIELD TOURS & THE MINNESOTA TWINSLearning through Baseball combines a Minnesota Standards classroom experience with a guided tour of Baseballs most exciting new ballpark - Target Field. Fun and learning combine to make the best field trip experience you can find. Subjects include Science, Math, the Environment, and Social Studies.Rick Olson Minneapolis 612-659-3878 http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/ballpark/tours/index.jsp TEDDY BEAR BAND YOURE IN THE SHOW!7800+ shows testifies to TBB's gift for engaging kids & parents on a musical journey of participation with imaginary rides, musical games,Bear-Robics & more that effectively support academic standards.Richard Erickson Twin Cities 612-861-3570 www.teddybearband.com TRAVEL-ED, LLCTravel-Ed provides high school students with authentic and meaningful educational travel. Weve been taking students on specific, custom-designed trips for 20 years and have a combined 35 years teaching experience.David Kuntz / James Cave Saint Paul 612-799-6977 www.changeyourtrajectory.com VALLEYFAIR FAMILY AMUSEMENT PARKValleyfair features over 75 rides and attractions including eight rollercoasters, Soak City Waterpark, Planet Snoopy, dazzling live entertainment and the all-new Dinosaurs Alive!Kim Hubner Twin Cities 952-496-5332 www.valleyfair.com VERTICAL ENDEAVORSVertical Endeavors (Duluth, Minneapolis, Saint Paul) is a full service climbing facility offering a full line of indoor and outdoor lessons, youth programs, school field trips, group events and team building programs. Megan Ihlenfeld Minneapolis 612-436-1470 www.verticalendeavors.comMandy Ritenour Saint Paul 651-209-0644 www.verticalendeavors.com VISIT DULUTHLocated on the shores of Lake Superior, were only 2-1/2 hours from Minneapolis/St Paul. Make Duluth your field trip destination with our itinerary planning services and assistance with attractions, lodging & dining.Mary Nelson Duluth 218-625-8102 www.visitduluth.com VISIT SAINT PAULVisit Saint Paul is the official convention & visitors bureau for Minnesota's capital city of Saint Paul. We generate economic growth for Saint Paul by marketing the RiverCentre campus, Saint Paul and the region.Michael Hernandez Saint Paul 651-265-4906 www.visitsaintpaul.com VOYAGEUR OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOLWe provide experiential programs that change lives through challenge and discovery using local resources to offer day long or multiple day canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing, high ropes courses, programs.Elizabeth Poppy Potter Saint Paul 651-292-1062 www.vobs.org WATER PARK OF AMERICA / RADISSON BLOOMINGTON HOTELThe largest indoor water park in America where you do not have to worry about rain, sunburn, or bug bites. Numerous rides & activities for every skill level. Discounted group, birthday & ticket consignment rates.Crystal Hamm Bloomington 952-229-5768 www.waterparkofamerica.com WILD MOUNTAIN AND TAYLORS FALLS RECREATIONWelcome to Wild Mountain/Taylors Falls Recreation with year round outdoor family FUN! Nestled in the scenic St Croix Valley near the historic river town of Taylors Falls, MN you are only minutes away from a fun and exciting activities. Come for a day, or pack your bags and stay a while - adventure awaits in every season!Bonnie Flikke Taylors Falls 651-465-6315 www.wildmountain.com WILDERNESS INQUIRYWilderness Inquiry's Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) program, in partnership with the National Park Service, offers 1/2-day & multi-day trips near & far, including the BWCA, Yellowstone, and East Africa.Lee Friedman Minneapolis 612-676-9400 www.wildernessinquiry.org WILDLIFE SCIENCE CENTERLet wolves, bears, and mountain lions be part of your curriculum or group's activities. Science-based experiences can be scheduled at the Wildlife Science Center or at your site. Reserve your program today.Bob Ebsen Columbus (MN) 651-464-3993 www.wildlifesciencecenter.org WOLF RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERWolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is an accredited educational institution that provides area schools with highly rigorous and novel residential environmental education experiences. Wolf Ridge also provides individuals of all ages with seasonal camp opportunities on a breathtaking 2000-acre campus overlooking Lake Superior.Pete Gravett Finland (MN) 763-234-7568 www.wolf-ridge.org WORLDS FINEST CHOCOLATEThe Best Value in Fund Raising! World's Finest Chocolate has been a leader fund raising for over 60 years. With our superior quality and brand recognition, WFC is truly the best value in fund raising.Paul Henry Burnsville 612-501-8916 www.worldsfinestfundraising.com YMCA OF THE GREATER TWIN CITIESYMCA of the Greater Twin Cities; Camp St. Croix and Camp Ihduhapi providing programs for Environmental Education, Team Building alone with great Meeting and Retreat spaces.Sue Elmer, Katie Bloome Hudson (WI) 612-465-0561 www.ymcatwincities.org

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    8:30 am CHECK-IN TABLES & EXHIBITS OPEN FOR THE EARLY BIRDS9:00 am EXPO OFFICIALLY OPEN and ALL 107 EXHIBITS OPEN9:30 - 10:30 am WORKSHOP - IVC Distance Learning in Education10:00 - 11:50 am TARGET FIELD TOURS11 am - 1 pm FOOD COURT Lunchtime performances with your MC, Brian Richards - Teddy Bear Band - Kevin Hall, the Magic Maniac - Mouldy Figs Traditional Jazz Band - McRooney Entertainment12:00 NOON BIG DRAWINGS #1 & #2 - Held in the Food Court1:00 - 2:00 pm WORKSHOP - Grant Resources Pick up your Technology CEU forms at Check-In Tables1:00 - 3:00 pm TARGET FIELD TOURS3:00 pm BIG DRAWING #3 and the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING Held in the Food Court CONCLUSION OF 2013 MN FIELD TRIP EXPO -Thank you for coming! See you next year!

    9:30 am THE NEW OPTION FOR EDUCATION: IVC DISTANCE LEARNING AND VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS*Now theres the Distance Learning using interactive videoconferencing that is in real-time, 2-way and high quality. Distance Learning can be used for all grade levels. Learn the what, why, and how of these virtual field trips during this hour long presentation in the Legends Club. The presenters are leaders in developing IVC Distance Learning: Tami Moehring, MN Historical Society Jessi Fett, Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts Galen Sjostrom, Minnesota Zoo*Technology CEU Forms will be available for professional educators who attend this session.

    1pm GRANT RESOURCESGetting the kids to the destination can be expensive. Are there grants or scholarships available? Is fundraising an option, and what types work well for educators & homeschool groups? A valuable panel presentation. Mn Historical Society - Katie McKee - Legacy Grants, MacMillan Field Trip Grants Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Erin Matteson - Target Field Trip Grants GiveMN.org - Alsa Bruno - Using GiveMN.org and the internet to generate revenue Wolf Ridge ELC - Pete Gravett - Service Orgs, Family Foundations, Individuals, Sales-Based

    SE Austin Faribault Northfield Owatonna Preston Winona

    NW Bemidji Crookston Detroit Lakes Park Rapids

    SW Albert Lea Fairmont New Ulm Pipestone Western MN Prairie Waters Worthington

    Central Fergus Falls St Cloud

    NE Duluth Iron Range

    Twin Cities Metro Hastings Minneapolis Roseville Saint Paul Shakopee Stillwater

    The 3 Big Drawings will be held at noon and 3pm, and the GRAND PRIZE drawing at 3pm. You must be present to win. In addition to these, most exhibitors are holding their own booth drawings for very valuable giveaways, too! (See the insert with the list of giveaways by exhibitors.)

    Take home LISTS of field trip and travel ideas at this exhibit!After youve talked with the 106 providers who are exhibiting at the

    EXPO, visit our new Communities with Field Trips! exhibit - hosted by Terry Sveine of New

    Ulm, Minnesotas field trip & destination expert - and take home community Visitor Guides and lists of

    quality field trip destinations in these communities located throughout the state! Plus learn about how to use the free travel services of local convention and visitor bureaus (aka CVBs). Terry is the longtime Executive Director of

    the New Ulm CVB, and hes very willing to share with planners like you the many Minnesota travel gems and insights hes learned over the years.

    The 3 BIG DRAWINGS - See exhibitor booth drawings on reverse side of this page Minnesota Childrens Museum: Free Field Trip for 50 kids & $100 Transportation Stipend Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park: Free Field Trip for a group of 50 kids for 2 hours! Kerfoot Canopy Tour: Free Canopy Tour for a group of up to 10 individuals GRAND PRIZE Compliments of TARGET FIELD TOURS & THE MN TWINS A free LEARNING THROUGH BASEBALL TOUR for a group of 100 youth (Value: $1000)

    2013 MN FIELD TRIP EXPO Schedule

  • WHATS THE MN FIELD TRIP LIBRARY & EXPO?THE LIBRARY IS A FREE ONLINE RESOURCE FOR ACTIVITIES PLANNERS USE IT FOR FREE!This unique initiative is meant to enrich your programming. Its free and for anyone who plans group travel, activities, and programming for schools, students, youth groups, park & recreation departments, etc. Youll not only find ideas from providers for educational and recreational activities... you can also download Partner brochures, study guides (when available) and access convenient links to websites, videos, maps, and social media.

    THE LIBRARY ONLINE: The 24/7 free resource website for ideas and information at www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org THE FIELD TRIP ALERTS: The free monthly e-newsletter that keeps you up to date on new programs, performances, pricing specials, and news! Sign up for this free email online, and tell your peers, fellow staff, admin people, and friends they can sign up free, too! THE ANNUAL FIELD TRIP EXPO: The planning event of the year! Meet with providers, plan for the year, come away with great ideas...always! The 2013 MN Field Trip EXPO is our 3rd annual event. Youll learn about next years EXPO in the monthly FIELD TRIP ALERTS.

    MN Field Trip Library & EXPO 8014 Highway 55, #130 Minneapolis, MN 55427 612-518-8353 mark@mnfieldtriplibrary.org Mark Peterson, President



















    2013 EXPO NOTES