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  • YOURE INVITED!

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    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 CHAMPIONS HALL, Eden Prairie

    GUIDEThe 2014 MN Field Trip & Youth Activity

    !Your Resource for Minnesotas Best Educational Destinations, Recreational Activities, Outreach Programs, Educational Performers, Entertainment & Fundraising Opportunities.

    INSIDE: Learning about life as Laura Ingalls Wilder knew it

    Scan this to see if you won!

    ! For downloadable brochures & study guides, hotlinks & more: www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org

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    WHAT IS THE MN FIELD TRIP LIBRARY & EXPO? The MN Field Trip Library is a free resource for activities, programs, performers & even fundraisers! Theres no group to join. No passwords. No secret handshakes. !Use the MN Field Trip Library & EXPO for Minnesotas BEST providers!

    !Thank you for all you do for our kids!

    Minnesota Field Trip Library & EXPO www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org 612-518-8353

    The 2013 MN Field Trip EXPO was held at Target Field on August 6th, 2013. There were 108 exhibitors and more than 400 educators, activity planners, homeschoolers, scout & youth leaders. Youre invited!

    VISIT OUR LIBRARY EXHIBIT AT 30+ CONFERENCES & EVENTS IN 2014 Scan the QR Code to the left & nd out which 2014 MN conferences well be at. Then stop by & pick up your copy of the Guide (& copies for your peers/sta). You can also read the digital version online. While visiting the MN Field Trip Library exhibit, meet the featured Partner in the booth, and sign up to win a free field trip, or school program! More than 1,800 field trips have been awarded over the past 3 years.

    USE THE LIBRARY ONLINE 24/7 at www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org Every Partner has a webpage at www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org. From each Partner webpage you can download their brochures, flyers, study guides and even posters, all in PDF format! While there, you can also watch video tours, get contact information & make social media connections. No Passwords.

    GET OUR FREE MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER Sign up is easy Thousands of teachers and planners are already getting them. Discover new eld trips, school and group presenters/performers, upcoming events, exhibits and performances, group specials, unique opportunities and relevant news. (And no, we dont sell email addresses.) Simply scan the QR Code to the left, and ll out the secure browser form to sign up.

    ATTEND THE ANNUAL MN FIELD TRIP EXPO TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th - FREE! Do you plan eld trips, student travel, after-school activities or programs for your school, class, scouts, church, YMCA, or 4-H, etc? Are your kids in a homeschool co-op? !Then the MN Field Trip EXPO is an event produced just for YOU! Set the date NOW! On Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 join us at the new CHAMPIONS HALL in Eden Prairie. Talk directly with representatives about eld trips and more! Youll nd Minnesotas BEST providers and unique programs. There will even be a stage for educational performers to show you some of their content and talent! Its a great way to see if a provider ts what you are looking for! !Past locations include Base Camp BSA (2011), Mall of America (2012), and Target Field (2013) with last years exhibitors numbering 108! Attendees included educators, park & recreation staff, scout leaders, church leaders, activity coordinators. Were expecting more exhibitors and attendees in 2014! !

    Conferences

    Library Online

    e-Newsletters

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  • THE MINNESOTA FIELD TRIP LIBRARY & EXPO 2 Use the Library Online; get our e-newsletter, and attend the EXPO AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center 6 Eden Prairie 952-232-0096 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com St Cloud 320-281-5599 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com American Workshop 7 Burnsville 952-500-8812 www.americanworkshop.com Audubon Center of the North Woods 8 Sandstone 320-245-2648 www.audubon-center.org Base Camp - Northern Star Council / BSA 9 Fort Snelling 651-254-9135 www.explorebasecamp.org Big Island Rendezvous & Festival 10 Albert Lea 800-658-2526 www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org Big Thrill Factory 11 Minnetonka 952-698-7707 www.bigthrillfactory.com Brian Richards, Educational Speaker 12 763-424-3487 www.4aceproductions.com Champions Hall Multi-Sport Venue and Event Center 4 Eden Prairie 952-943-0000 www.thechampionshall.com Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 13 Chanhassen 952-934-1544 www.chanhassentheatres.com Character Challenge Course 14 Park Rapids 218-760-8442 www.characterchallengecourse.com Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 15 Minneapolis 612-206-3643 www.thecowlescenter.org Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 16 Lanesboro 507-467-2437 www.eagle-bluff.org Eko Backen 17 Scandia 651-433-2422 www.ekobacken.com Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions 18 Faribault 507-334-4381 www.visitfaribault.com Farmamerica MN Agricultural Interpretive Center 19 Waseca 507-835-2052 www.farmamerica.org Festival of Nations 20 Saint Paul 651-647-0191 www.festivalofnations.com Games2U Entertainment & Fundraising 21 651-454-1451 www.facebook.com/Games2U.TwinCities Gamin Ride Entertainment 22 612-460-5001 www.facebook.com/GaminRide.TwinCities Gertens Fundraising 23 Inver Grove Heights 651-239-1347 www.gertensfundraisers.com Historic Theatre Group / Orpheum, State & Pantages 24 Minneapolis 612-373-5644 www.hennepintheatretrust.org History Theatre 25 Saint Paul 651-292-4320 www.historytheatre.com In The Company of Kids Creative Arts Center 26 Burnsville 952-736-3644 www.cokartscenter.com Maple Grove 952-220-1676 www.cokartscenter.com International Wolf Center 27 Ely 800-ELY-WOLF (800-359-9653) www.wolf.org Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers 28 Pipestone 507-835-3734 www.pipekeepers.org Kevin Hall, The Magic Maniac Halls of Entertainment 29 763-783-0352 www.hallsofmagic.com Kidcreate Studio 30 Eden Prairie 952-974-3438 www.kidcreatestudio.com Woodbury 651-735-0880 www.kidcreatestudio.com Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters 31 River Falls, WI 715-425-7378 www.kinnicreek.com Landmark Center 32 Saint Paul 651-292-3063 www.landmarkcenter.org LARK Toy Company 33 Kellogg 507-767-3387 www.larktoys.com Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Pageant 34 Walnut Grove 507-859-2358 www.walnutgrove.org

    Mad Science of Minnesota 35 651-793-5721 www.madscience.org/mn Mall of America 36 Bloomington 952-883-8643 www.mallofamerica.com McCarthy Project 37 612-741-0982 www.themccarthyproject.com Minnesota Childrens Museum 38 Saint Paul 651-225-6000 www.mcm.org Rochester 507-218-3100 x0 http://rochester.mcm.org Minnesota Historical Society 18 sites & museums in MN 39 651-259-3000 651-259-3149 www.mnhs.org Minnesota Renaissance Festival 40 Shakopee 952-445-7361 www.renaissancefest.com National Eagle Center 41 Wabasha 1-651-565-4989 www.nationaleaglecenter.org Old Country Buffet SPONSOR 64 800-753-8207 www.oldcountrybuffet.com/groups Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism 42 Owatonna 800-423-6466 www.visitowatonna.org Padelford Riverboat Company 43 Saint Paul 651-227-1100 www.riverrides.com Paradise Charter Cruises Minneapolis Queen 44 Minneapolis 952-474-8058 www.paradisechartercruises.com Lake Minnetonka 952-474-8058 www.paradisechartercruises.com Park Square Theatre 45 Saint Paul 651-291-9196 www.parksquaretheatre.org Radisson Bloomington Hotel by Mall of America 60 Bloomington 952-229-5768 www.waterparkofamerica.com/hotel.html Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo RAD Zoo 46 Owatonna 507-676-0260 www.theradzoo.com Richfield Bus Company SPONSOR 63 Bloomington 952-881-1111 www.richfieldbus.com Sauk Centre CVB Destinations & Attractions 47 Sauk Centre 320-352-5201 www.visitsaukcentre.com Science Museum of Minnesota 48 Saint Paul 651-265-5975 www.smm.org Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium 49 Bloomington 952-853-0603 www.visitseallife.com/minnesota Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 50 Plymouth 763-331-3511 www.skyzone.com/minneapolis Oakdale 651-200-3383 www.skyzone.com/stpaul Target Center 51 Minneapolis 612-673-1637 www.targetcenter.com Target Field Tours Minneapolis 612-659-3878 52 http://.minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/ballpark/tours/index.jsp?content=youth Teddy Bear Band Richard Alan Productions 53 612-861-3570 www.teddybearband.com Valleyfair 54 Shakopee 952-496-5373 www.valleyfair.com Vertical Endeavors 55 Minneapolis 612-436-1470 www.verticalendeavors.com Saint Paul 651-209-0644 www.verticalendeavors.com Duluth 218-279-9980 www.verticalendeavors.com Visit Duluth Attractions & Tourism 58 Duluth 218-625-8102 www.visitduluth.com Voyageur Outward Bound School 56 Saint Paul 651-292-1062 x5 www.vobs.org Wabasha Street Caves Down in History Tours 59 Saint Paul 651-224-1191 www.wabashastreetcaves.com Water Park of America Radisson Bloomington Hotel 60 Bloomington 952-229-5768 www.waterparkofamerica.com Western Minnesota Prairie Waters CVB Field Trips 61 320-289-1981 x6 www.prairiewaters.com Wild Mountain and Taylors Falls Recreation 62 Taylors Falls 800-447-4958 www.wildmountain.com

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    Table of Contents A - Z

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    Do you plan student & youth group educational and/or recreational activities? Here are 58 of Minnesotas best providers of field trips, student & youth travel, outreach & distance learning programs for schools, plus fundraising, travel & transportation services. Each has a page in this Guide to introduce you to their services. Theres even more free information online at www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org.

    2014 MN Field Trip Guide & EXPO www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org 612-518-8353 3

  • Introducing

    Champions Hall A New Full-Service Multi-Sport Venue & Event Facility

    Champions Hall is a full service facility - available to schools, youth groups, clubs & associations for classes, fitness clinics, games/practices, tournaments, after-school & summer camps, recreation, corporate events, class reunions & graduation parties.

    56,000 S.F. Indoor Turf Fieldhouse

    Restaurant Patio Yogurt Bar

    AirMaxx Trampoline

    Park & Fun Center

    Were open year round. Easy to find. Free parking.

    !Champions Hall

    7000 Washington Avenue South Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-943-0000 www.thechampionshall.com

    Sports Include soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, basketball, dodgeball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, ping pong and more!

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  • NE Minnesota Audubon Center Sandstone 8 International Wolf Center Ely 27 Vertical Endeavors Duluth 55 Visit Duluth Attractions & Hotels Duluth (19+ area field trips) 58 ! NW Minnesota Character Challenge Course Park Rapids 14 ! Central Minnesota AirMaxx Trampoline Park St Cloud 6 Sauk Centre Area Destinations Sauk Centre (15+ area field trips) 47 ! SW Minnesota Big Island Rendezvous & Festival Albert Lea 10 Farmamerica Minnesotas Agricultural Interpretive Center Waseca 19 Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers Pipestone 28 Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Pageant Walnut Grove 34 Western Minnesota Prairie Waters (34+ area field Trips) 61 ! SE Minnesota Eagle Bluff ELC Lanesboro 16 Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions Faribault (13+ area field Trips) 18 LARK Toy Company Kellogg 33 Minnesota Childrens Museum Rochester 38 National Eagle Center Wabasha 41 Owatonna Area Tourism & Attractions Owatonna (23+ area field trips) 42 Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo) Owatonna 46 ! Twin Cities Metro AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center Eden Prairie 6 American Workshop Burnsville 7 Base Camp Northern Star Council BSA Fort Snelling 9 Big Thrill Factory Minnetonka 11 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Chanhassen 13 Champions Hall Multi-Sport Venue & Event Ctr 2014 EXPO Site 4 Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts Minneapolis 15 Eko Backen Scandia 17 Festival of Nations Saint Paul 20 Historic Theatre Group Orpheum, State & Pantages Theatres Mpls 24 History Theatre Saint Paul 25 In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Ctr Burnsville / Maple Grove 26 Kidcreate Studio Eden Prairie / Woodbury 30 Kinni Creek Lodge & Outfitters River Falls (WI) 31 Landmark Center Saint Paul 32 Mall of America Bloomington 36 Minnesota Childrens Museum Saint Paul 38 Minnesota Historical Society Saint Paul 39 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Shakopee 40 Padelford Riverboat Company Saint Paul 43 Paradise Charter Cruises Lake Minnetonka and Minneapolis 44 Park Square Theatre Saint Paul 45 Science Museum of Minnesota Saint Paul 48 Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Bloomington 49 Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Plymouth / Oakdale 50 Target Center Minneapolis 51 Target Field Tours Minneapolis 52 Valleyfair Shakopee 54 Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis / Saint Paul 55 Voyageur Outward Bound School Saint Paul 56 Wabasha Street Caves Saint Paul 59 Water Park of America / Radisson Bloomington Hotel by MOA 60 Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation Taylors Falls 62

    Communities with Field Trips Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions Faribault (13+ area field trips) 18 Owatonna Area Tourism & Attractions Owatonna (23+ area field trips) 42 Sauk Centre Area Destinations Sauk Centre (15+ area field trips) 47 Visit Duluth Attractions & Hotels Duluth (19+ area field trips) 58 Western Minnesota Prairie Waters (34+ area field trips) 61 ! Presenters, Performers & Programs (travel to schools/groups) AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center 6 American Workshop 7 Brian Richards, Educational Speaker 12 Audubon Center of the North Woods 8 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 13 Character Challenge Course 14 Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts Distance Learning 15 Eagle Bluff ELC 16 Games2U Entertainment & Fundraising 21 Gamin Ride Entertainment 22 History Theatre 25 In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Center & Theatre School 26 International Wolf Center 27 Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers / Culture Camp 28 Kevin Hall, The Magic Maniac Halls of Entertainment 29 Kidcreate Studio 30 Laura Ingalls Wilder Programs for Schools, Libraries & Groups 34 Mad Science of Minnesota 35 McCarthy Project 37 Minnesota Childrens Museum 38 Minnesota Historical Society 39 National Eagle Center 41 Park Square Theatre 45 Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo) 46 Science Museum of Minnesota 48 Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium 49 Teddy Bear Band Richard Alan Productions 53 Voyageur Outward Bound School 56 Adaptive & Special Needs Programs AirMaxx Trampoline Park Eden Prairie / St Cloud 6 Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts Minneapolis 15 In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Ctr Burnsville / Maple Grove 26 ! Fundraising Programs & Opportunities AirMaxx Trampoline Park 6 American Workshop 7 Big Thrill Factory 11 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 13 Games2U Entertainment & Fundraising 21 Gamin Ride Entertainment 22 Gertens Fundraising 23 Mall of America 36 Minnesota Renaissance Festival 40 Valleyfair 54 Water Park of America 60 Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation 62 ! Travel & Transportation Services Old Country Buffet Dining Numerous MN Locations SPONSOR 64 Richfield Bus Company Transportation Bloomington SPONSOR 63

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    2014 MN Field Trip Guide Adventure Partners LLC All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A. MN Field Trip Library & EXPO Publisher: Mark Peterson Design Associate: Sam Watts

    8014 Highway 55 #130 Minneapolis, MN 55427 612-518-8353 mark@MnFieldTripLibrary.org www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org.

    Destinations By Region

    Providers by Category

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  • www.AirMaxxTrampolinePark.com

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    Lock InsScouting Events

    Faith OutingsSpecial NeedsHome SchoolHome SchoolSports Camps

    Student Incentives

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    7000 Washington Ave SEden Prairie, MN 55344

    952.232.0096 epsales@airmaxxtrampolinepark.com

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  • Centrally located 5 miles west of Sandstone, MN on the east side of Grindstone Lake

    audubon-center.org Email or call to schedule

    your program:888-404-7743

    info@audubon-center.org Follow us on Facebook -

    facebook.com/AudubonCenter

    Great opportunity for kids to experience the great outdoors in a safe, nurturing

    environment. Program encourages team-building and fosters an awareness of the

    world around us. Teacher, visiting school

    A small sampling of some of our 50+ class choices - all aligned with MN academic standards

    Creepy Crawly Creatures

    Stream Superheroes

    Archery

    Total Team

    OrienteeringMaple Syruping

    Mammals

    Only 70 miles north of the Twin Cities, the Audubon Center of the North Woods has been an excellent choice to save time, energy and costs for your groups field trips. Since 1971, the Center had offered single day to multi-day programming with adventure, energy/environment, native culture, team building, outdoor skills and wildlife classes for all ages, all year long, with trained professional staff.

    Audubon Center of the North WoodsEnvironmental Education Center and Green Retreat/Conference Facility

    Your best choice for school field trips, youth groups, home school outings, staff retreats, meetings,

    conferences, reunions, day programs, banquets

    l High ropes course with zipline l Indoor climbing wall l Wildlife programs (on-site and off-site)

    l Beautiful lakeside year-round facilities on 535 acres with over 7 miles of trailsl Non-profit, accredited Residential Environmental Learning Center (RELC) K12 scholarships and discounts available Curriculum aligned with MN academic standards One day to multi-day options available

    l Green conference & retreat facility rentals for any size group - meeting, lodging & dining facilities for 160+, centerwide WiFi, nature-focused program options

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  • BIG ISLAND RENDEZVOUS

    EDUCATION DAYS October 2 & 3, 2014

    CHECK US OUT! Special Offer: $6.00 per person for rst time attendees. First Come, First Serve Basis - Limited Space Available.

    ON THE WEB: www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org/rendezvous/education/htm

    TEACHERS COMMENTS The Willow Creek students & staff in Owatonna thank you for the opportunity to attend this event. Each year we bring about 375 students & staff where we are greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff who provide us with a schedule of Hands-On History Learning. The presenters are passionate about their topic and share their enthusiasm with their students. Weather, good or bad, does not play a factor in the students impression of the event. It is ALWAYS a positive experience. This is a wonderful event & we look forward to our trip for years to come. Thank you! Jen Hansen, MN History Teach, Willow Creek Intermediate School, Owatonna !Excellent hands-on opportunity which makes the library books come to life. To participate in this event with hands-on ability to touch, feel, and see helps the students learn. Natasha Simeon, Home School Parent, St Paul

    The AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION (ABA) has recognized us one of Americas TOP 100 FESTIVALS!

    The President & Mary Todd Lincoln come to visit.

    Cowboys come prepared with stories of the old west cattle drives.

    The blacksmith is making an item for a teacher.

    Students ask Benjamin Franklin & wife Deborah many questions.

    The New Ulm Battery shoots a live round.

    See the U.S. Mail Stage Line Coach.

    Perry Vining - Founder / Coordinator Big Island Rendezvous and Festival, Inc 2580 Bridge Ave Albert Lea, MN 56007

    Office: 800-658-2526 Fax: 507-373-0344 Cell: 507-402-6371

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  • Dear Educational Professional,

    I have one great passion in life, sharing educationally significant messages with children as they smile from ear to ear. You ask, is that possible? It is, in fact thats my SECRET... sharing the impossible while teaching your students. I offer interactive programs that teach important messages about things like: READING MOTIVATION, COOPERATION, NATIONAL PRIDE, SELF-ESTEEM, PERSONAL SAFETY AND DRUG AWARENESS. But what captivates and maintains their interest is themagic I mix with the message! Here are some of the programs available:

    Who else wants an assembly program that cost as little as $1.17 per child and in many cases less?

    An assembly program that is FUN, high energy, interactive and educationally

    significant...keep reading!

    1. Kids Who Read R COOL! (Reading Motivation) 2. Bulldoze The Bully! (No Bullying Show) 3. The Magic of Cooperation! (Conflict Resolution Show) 4. I Love America! (National Pride Program) 5. Dare To Be YOU! (Self-Esteem Show) 6. Be Aware, Be Alert, BE SAFE! (Personal Safety Program) 7. Drugs Steal the MAGIC (Drug Awareness)

    Contact Magical Educator Brian Richards

    Cell: 612-840-6036Email: magic@4aceproductions.comURL: www.4aceproductions.com

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  • Fun That Makes Good Sense!

    Student Groups at CDTChanhassen Dinner Theatres willenhance classroom curriculum in theareas of music, theatre and dance,allowing students to experience,respond to and critique liveperformance.

    Complimentary backstage tours!

    Study guide materials available on CDT website to aid teachersin lesson planning

    C h a n h a s s e n D T . c o m

    Call and ask about our $45 Teacher Ticket Rate

    Available for any production on Tue, Wed or Thu eveningonly. Mention promo code:

    TEACH.*

    *Not valid for other discounts or offers, on previously purchasedtickets, group tickets of 12+, or show-only tickets.

    Peggy Lushine, Group Sales952-934-1547 800-355-6273plushine@chanhassenDT.com

    P.O. Box 100, Chanhassen, MN 55317

    Ask Our Student Group Expert

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  • !EXPERIENCE THE CHARACTER CHALLENGE !Extreme Team Building, Leadership and Character Development

    The Thrill

    The Trust

    The TeamworkExperience Spine-Tingling High Events The Giant Swing Zip Lining The Leap of Faith (from the top of a 22 pole!) The Flying Squirrel, and more!

    The Character Challenge Course Mission To challenge groups & individuals of all ages to commit to a radical change, one that will impact their future, relationships and goals.

    Our students were challenged as individuals and supported by their peers to overcome both the physical and emotional barriers they were presented with. The degree of team bonding and interpersonal growth are invaluable. I would recommend this experience to any group looking to develop cohesion. - Leah Girard, Associate Director, Upward Bound - Bemidji State

    The ropes course really brought the team together. The girls constantly referred back to their goals throughout the season. It led us to gaining a state berth for the first time at Bemidji High School. - Kelly Schoonover, Bemidji High School Girls Soccer Coach

    Programs are On-site (ours) or Off-site (yours) We do programs for schools, youth groups and even corporations. These hands-on programs engage 150+ participants who meet in one location and share life-changing experiences.

    Trained & Knowledgeable Staff Our team members are trained to facilitate learning and personal growth while keeping your group safe Ask about our 100% Customer Service Guarantee

    !CHARACTER CHALLENGE COURSE !

    Park Rapids, MN !218-760-8442 !

    www.characterchallengecourse.com

    The Accomplishments

    Our team had a fabulous experience. The girls enjoyed the challenges, team initiatives, the time they had together, and your caring staff. We will be back! They all wished they could have stayed longer! - Liz Carpentier, Eagan High School Girls Basketball Coach

    Ive been to a lot of team-building kinds of things, and this was the best by far! It was, without a doubt, one of the best things I have ever done. AWESOME! - Amaya Littlewolf, student

    Watch our Video

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  • 12matinees offered per year Begin @ 10:30am and last 1 hr;

    all include a Q&Asession with the company

    $5per ticket Bussubsidy provided: $100 per

    school StudyGuide provided for each

    matinee to help prepare for and process the experience with your students

    Great for school groups and homeschool families!

    LiveandVirtualFieldTrips!StudentMatineeProgram: Experience dance live in our historic theater!

    Either live in your classroom or virtually through our videoconferencing technology, take a field trip into dance with a Cowles Center Teaching Artist! FREE to Minnosota schools, but make sure to register early!

    HipHop Jazz JourneyintoBlack

    Dance LatinSocialDances MiddleEastern

    (FolkorBellyDance) Modern TripAroundthe

    World

    African ArgentineTango Ballet Ballroom Breaking Capoeira Chinese CreativeMovement DanceHallDays Flamenco

    DistanceLearningProgram:

    Interested?WedbehappytotalktoyouaboutanyoftheEducationopportunitesatTheCowlesCenter.PleasecontactJessiFett,DirectorofEducationatjfett@thecowlescenter.orgor612.206.3640tolearnmore.www.thecowlescenter.org

    Dancestylesoffered:

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  • Field Trips 2014

    Residential Environmental Education Trips Day Trips Outreach - STARLAB & Raptors on the Road Teambuilding Youth and Adult Programming Summer Camps

    28097 Goodview Drive Lanesboro, MN 55949www.eagle-bluff.org

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  • FUN FIELD TRIPS! School Groups!Scout Outings!

    Birthday Parties!Summer Picnics !

    Graduation Parties!Church Groups!

    Reunions!Weddings!

    Eko Backen 22570 Manning Trail Scandia, MN 55073!651-433-2422 www.ekobacken.com

    Keep up to date !on current conditions and special hours at

    Eko Backen on

    Our kids sang all the way home from

    EKO BACKEN! Happy Teacher!

    FUN ACTIVITIES! Snow Tubing!

    Mini-Golf!Kite Flying!

    Hiking!Horseshoes!Bocce Ball!

    Soccer!Basketball!Badminton!Sack Races!Campres!

    Sing-Alongs!!NEW AGAIN IN 2014! Spring on the Farm

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  • On a tram-drawn tour around the mile-long Farmamerica

    Time Lane, your students will travel through history to see first

    hand how Minnesotas rural settlers survived in the 1800s,

    thrived in the 1900s, and developed the modern farming

    techniques of today. Available dates and participant num-bers are limited - call now to book your tour. 507-835-2052.

    Take Your Students 160 Years Back in Time

    May & Sept. School Tours at Farmamerica

    Just off Hwy 14 near Waseca. E-mail: info@farmamerica.org www.farmamerica.org

    Farmamerica is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Admissions are treated as contributions and donations. All funds received are used to

    underwrite the costs of educational programming throughout the year.

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  • Student Hours:Thursday, May 1 9:00 am 3:00 pmFriday, May 2 9:30 am 4:30 pm

    General Public Hours: Friday, May 2 4:30 pm 10:00 pmSaturday, May 3 10:00 am 10:00 pmSunday, May 4 10:00 am 6:00 pm

    Advanced Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $11.00

    Door Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $13.50

    (651) 647-0191www.festivalofnations.com

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    Peace Among the People

    May 1 4, 2014

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS

    SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

    Student Hours:Thursday, May 1 9:00 am 3:00 pmFriday, May 2 9:30 am 4:30 pm

    General Public Hours: Friday, May 2 4:30 pm 10:00 pmSaturday, May 3 10:00 am 10:00 pmSunday, May 4 10:00 am 6:00 pm

    Advanced Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $11.00

    Door Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $13.50

    (651) 647-0191www.festivalofnations.com

    )HVWLYDOBMSJ

    Peace Among the People

    May 1 4, 2014

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS

    SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

    Student Hours:Thursday, May 1 9:00 am 3:00 pmFriday, May 2 9:30 am 4:30 pm

    General Public Hours: Friday, May 2 4:30 pm 10:00 pmSaturday, May 3 10:00 am 10:00 pmSunday, May 4 10:00 am 6:00 pm

    Advanced Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $11.00

    Door Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $13.50

    (651) 647-0191www.festivalofnations.com

    )HVWLYDOBMSJ

    Peace Among the People

    May 1 4, 2014

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS

    SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

    Student Hours:Thursday, May 1 9:00 am 3:00 pmFriday, May 2 9:30 am 4:30 pm

    General Public Hours: Friday, May 2 4:30 pm 10:00 pmSaturday, May 3 10:00 am 10:00 pmSunday, May 4 10:00 am 6:00 pm

    Advanced Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $11.00

    Door Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $13.50

    (651) 647-0191www.festivalofnations.com

    )HVWLYDOBMSJ

    Peace Among the People

    May 1 4, 2014

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS

    SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

    Student Hours:Thursday, May 1 9:00 am 3:00 pmFriday, May 2 9:30 am 4:30 pm

    General Public Hours: Friday, May 2 4:30 pm 10:00 pmSaturday, May 3 10:00 am 10:00 pmSunday, May 4 10:00 am 6:00 pm

    Advanced Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $11.00

    Door Ticket Price: Student $8.00 / Adult $13.50

    (651) 647-0191www.festivalofnations.com

    )HVWLYDOBMSJ

    Peace Among the People

    May 1 4, 2014

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS

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    Mercedes Mobile Video Game Theater Indoor/Outdoor Laser Tag Candy Cannon

    Plasma Gaming Carts Big Screen Projection Systems And much more

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    Get your youth group moving !with our action-based fundraisers

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  • 20142015 THRIVENT FINANCIAL BROADWAY ON HENNEPIN SEASONPRESENTED BY HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST

    DIRTY DANCINGOCTOBER 719, 2014 ORPHEUM THEATRE

    IRVING BERLINS WHITE CHRISTMASNOVEMBER 2530, 2014 ORPHEUM THEATRE

    Weekday Matinee: Friday, Nov. 28 at 2pm

    MOTOWN THE MUSICALDECEMBER 1628, 2014 ORPHEUM THEATRE

    Weekday Matinees: Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 2pm & Friday, Dec. 26 at 2pm

    I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGEJANUARY 2025, 2015 STATE THEATRE Weekday Matinee: Friday, Jan. 23 at 2pm

    BROADWAY RE-IMAGINEDOLIVER! with Theater Latt Da

    FEBRUARY 4 MARCH 1, 2015 PANTAGES THEATRE

    PIPPINFEBRUARY 1722, 2015 ORPHEUM THEATRE Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival!

    DISNEYS BEAUTY AND THE BEASTMARCH 1015, 2015 ORPHEUM THEATRE

    ANNIEMARCH 31 APRIL 5, 2015 ORPHEUM THEATRE

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  • Burnsville Maple Grove

    Acting Voice Dance Intergenerational & Seniors

    Summer Camps Adaptive Dance Adaptive Theater

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    Field TripsOutreach Programs !In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Center & Theatre School provides quality, innovative programming in a fun, safe, clean, family-friendly, non-competitive atmosphere. You come to us, or we to you. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping students discover, develop and expressing their artistic gifts.

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  • Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers Culture Camp 400 North Hiawatha Avenue Pipestone, MN 56164 507-825-3734 www.pipekeepers.org

    American Indian workshops and presentations: culture, drumming, dance, pipes, an annual Pow-Wow, and much more. Keepers is non-profit Native American Indian organization. We believe it is important to preserve each tribes unique art & culture for future generations.

    CULTURE CAMP FIELD TRIPS Experience Early American Indian Culture Take your class or youth group on a field trip to our Culture Camp where you and your group can stay in a tipi, eat native foods (ex: bison, wild rice, corn, beans, squash and local fish) and experience first-hand the tribal culture.

    AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY & CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS We do presentations in schools and at events around the nation. We offer storytelling and classes from tribal history and culture to workshops on pipestone carving and beadwork. We work with all age groups and can customize a program to meet education standards for your school, scouts, or youth group.

    PRESENTATIONS: Pipestone Pipes History of Pipestone Storytelling Women Roles Wild Plant Uses Family Life Tribal Life Today Growing up Indian Tribal People Spirituality

    WORKSHOPS: Pipe Making Beadwork Pine Needle Baskets Leather Clothing Pipe Bags Beaded Bags Pipestone Carving Finger Weaving Dream Catchers Decorating a Model Tipi

    KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERS

    ANNUAL POW-WOW A FREE Event Open to the Public Learn about Pow-Wow regalia and customs. Enjoy traditional American Indian foods. Respectful photography & videotaping permitted. Traditional American Indian Food Cooking Contest The Pow-Wow is held the 4th weekend each July:

    Friday July 25, 2014 (cooking contest) Saturday, July 26, 2014 Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers Culture Camp 400 North Hiawatha Avenue Pipestone, MN 56164 507-825-3734 www.pipekeepers.org

    American Indian workshops and presentations: culture, drumming, dance, pipes, an annual Pow-Wow, and much more. Keepers is non-profit Native American Indian organization. We believe it is important to preserve each tribes unique art & culture for future generations.

    CULTURE CAMP FIELD TRIPS Experience Early American Indian Culture Take your class or youth group on a field trip to our Culture Camp where you and your group can stay in a tipi, eat native foods (ex: bison, wild rice, corn, beans, squash and local fish) and experience first-hand the tribal culture.

    AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY & CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS We do presentations in schools and at events around the nation. We offer storytelling and classes from tribal history and culture to workshops on pipestone carving and beadwork. We work with all age groups and can customize a program to meet education standards for your school, scouts, or youth group.

    PRESENTATIONS: Pipestone Pipes History of Pipestone Storytelling Women Roles Wild Plant Uses Family Life Tribal Life Today Growing up Indian Tribal People Spirituality

    WORKSHOPS: Pipe Making Beadwork Pine Needle Baskets Leather Clothing Pipe Bags Beaded Bags Pipestone Carving Finger Weaving Dream Catchers Decorating a Model Tipi

    KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERS

    ANNUAL POW-WOW A FREE Event Open to the Public Learn about Pow-Wow regalia and customs. Enjoy traditional American Indian foods. Respectful photography & videotaping permitted. Traditional American Indian Food Cooking Contest The Pow-Wow is held the 4th weekend each July:

    Friday July 25, 2014 (cooking contest) Saturday, July 26, 2014 Sunday, July 27, 2014

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  • A Field Trip down the Kinnickinnic River in one of our kayaks offers a breathtaking opportunity for a beautiful experience whether its recreational or educational, or both! The Kinnickinnic River softly rolls by scenic bluff lands, rare oak savanna, original prairie, farm land, white pine forest, wooded coulees, sedge meadows, rare and endangered plant species, beautiful stands of white pines and plenty of open space and scenic vistas. Feeder creeks are cold and clean, containing wild native brown trout, important spawning areas, wetlands, and many springs arising from under picturesque limestone outcroppings. Curriculum-based field trips are easy & fun on the Kinnickinnic River for your school or youth group. 75 kayaks are onsite - ready for your kids! !INCREDIBLE TROUT FISHING (we offer lessons, too!) The Kinnickinnic River is a premiere Class 1 Trout Stream, with an amazing river average of more than 6,000 brown trout per mile. We offer fly fishing, including lessons for all levels, from beginners and up!

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  • HershaParadyMrs.Garvey WendiTurnbaughLee&BrendaTurnbaughWeatherbyBabyGraceIngallsLucyLeeFlippinElizaJaneWilderCharlotteStewartMissBeadle SidneyRobynGreenbush&LindsayRachelGreenbushCarrieIngallsAlisonArngrimNellieOlesonDeanButlerAlmanzoWilder

    Outdoor drama for the whole family, based on the life of Laura Ingalls in Walnut Grove.

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    July 11-12, 18-19, 25-26Call 888-859-3102 for tickets

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    Open April OctoberEight Hands-On Buildings to View888-528-7268 (888-LAURA-68)

    Guided Youth Tours available, Come and spend

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  • Mad Science: the worlds leading provider of FUN science.651-793-5721, mail@madsciencemn.org, http://mn.madscience.org

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    Complement your science curriculum Participate in science discoveryIn-class Field Trips

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  • Scavenger Hunts, Exclusive Tours, Shopping

    Packages and More!

    /MallofAmerica @MallofAmerica

    From fashionistas to fun seekers to food lovers, Mall of America has something for everyone to enjoy with 520 stores, over 50 restaurants and attractions galore! Get ready to shop like a pro, brave spine-tingling rides, taste delectable dining and maybe even spot your favorite celebrity. Plus, theres no sales tax on clothing or shoes!

    mallofamerica.com | bloomingtonmn.org

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  • EDUCATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS Grades K-12 Stephen McCarthy creates and leads eld trips to help your kids experience farms and food. Making the food-growing experience real to our kids, and showing that food is not a want, its a need - and how our food - or lack of it - truly affects our daily lives. We customize and lead field trips to vetted farms that connect students and school staff with both traditional and non-traditional local farmers. Your students will learn about the food they eat at school and at home, seeing how it is grown, harvested, and prepared for market. They will also learn about sustainable farming is, what local food systems are, and how their food choices support local farmers and local food systems. This could include co-ops and local farmers markets. Because our eld trips meet Minnesota Education Standards, they are excellent support for health and nutrition education curriculum already in place in your school. Sample questions curious students will ask and nd answers to: - Do farmers take good care of their land and their animals?- What about harvesting? (apples, eggs, wool, milk, potatoes)- What happens to the food once it leaves the farm?What types of farms, companies, stores and food-related venues could be visited? Real working farms of all sizes and types, including vegetable/fruit/crop farms, beef/pork/poultry/turkey farms, dairy farms, exotic animals, specialty farms & more. The Field Trips we put together will depend on the standards being met, grade levels, study areas, and the age of the students.

    I know a man who grabbed a cat by the tail and he learned 40 percent more about cats than the man who didnt. ~ Mark TwainStephen McCarthy

    Leader and Facilitator

    OUTDOOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Grades K-12 Created and led by Stephen McCarthy, incorporating: Outdoor Strategy Games Ropes and Climbing Walls Natural Movement With more than 10 years experience developing health and wellness programs, Stephen will customize an outdoor physical education eld trip for your class or school that will enhance a students knowledge of the environment and the role humans play in the system, how to stay in shape, and why all of this is important - while incorporating professional physical education activities. These programs utilize local outdoor parks, sports and tness venues, and a variety of sports and physical activities to accomplish the goals our kids need - all of these being curriculum-based. BONUS: These programs can incorporate visits & talks by local sports celebrities designed to inspire your students as they get an opportunity to meet the pros.

    Health, Nutrition and Wellness Field Trips and Programs

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    You get to have fun as you learn.

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    Special rates for groups at 18 historic sites and

    museums around the state.

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  • Exciting and Educational Class Field Trips!

    Special

    Student

    Pricing!

    Cruises on the Mississippi River & Lake Minnetonka

    Our fully-narrated cruises oer special rates to schools and youth groups who will experience the beauty and history of Lake Minnetonka departing from the Port of Excelsior. On the Mississippi River, departing from our NEW Minneapolis location at Bohemian Flats Park, your students will experience a lock through of the St Anthony Falls lock system, view the Falls, learn about the historic Mississippi riverfront and more!

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  • 651.291.9196 | parksquaretheatre.org/education

    The Diary of anne frank Feb 11May 15, 2014 Her Thoughts Will Capture Them Her Courage Will Inspire Them

    Cyrano Mar 2526 & apr 13, 2014 A Touching Tale of Chivalry and Unrequited Love

    Spring 2014

    20142015 Student SeaSon

    33 VariaTions Oct 21, 22, 28, & 29, 2014 As Katherine, a brilliant musicologist scours Beethovens manuscripts to unlock the secret of his obsession with the Diabelli Variations, the motivations of the composer inspire her to heal her life.

    The house on Mango sTreeT NOv 421, 2014 Your students will identify with the cultural richness and heartbreak of Esperanzas coming of age in the barrio.

    a MiDsuMMer nighTs DreaM NOv 11Dec 19, 2014 Watch your students become instant Shakespeare fans as they delight in the magical mayhem of the forest.

    The Color PurPle JaN 27, 28, 30 & Feb 10, 11, 13, 2015 Unforgettable music will sweep your students through Celies epic journey to find her place in the world.

    roMeo anD JulieT Mar 3May 1, 2015 This 90-minute production on our new Thrust Stage will put your students at the center of Shakespeares passion.

    The Diary of anne frank Mar 2May 15, 2015 Let your students join the 200,000 young people who have been deeply affected by the emotions and events captured in Anne Franks chronicle of her life in hiding during the Holocaust.

    $14 Student Seats Free Chaperone Seats Mid-Morning MatineesFree Study Guides 350-seat House Bus Greeters Free Bus Parking

    To order TiCkeTS: 651.291.9196 or education@parksquaretheatre.org

    A Midsummer Nights Dream, 2007

    Stories that Illuminate History and Bring Literature to Life

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  • RAD ZOO Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo

    Zoo to You Bring our zoo to your event for a fun, educational

    program appropriate for schools, daycares, Scout

    meetings, Sunday schools, festivals, and more.

    Birthday Parties

    If you are looking for a unique birthday party for

    your child, getting to meet our incredible reptiles

    and amphibians will be an experience they'll never forget.

    www.theradzoo.com 507-455-1465

    Come and experience Minnesotas premier reptile des-

    tination. Newly opened in Oct. 2009 we are one of the

    worlds largest reptile displays, and an opportunity for

    a fun adventure. We are a completely indoor facility

    open year round.

    Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and am-

    phibian world including more than 150 kinds of snakes,

    turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salaman-

    ders from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic

    recreations of their native environments.

    Watch the Amazon Adventure Show and have the opportunity to touch a snake or a

    small alligator.

    Visit the Zoo

    RAD ZOO Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo

    Zoo to You Bring our zoo to your event for a fun, educational

    program appropriate for schools, daycares, Scout

    meetings, Sunday schools, festivals, and more.

    Birthday Parties

    If you are looking for a unique birthday party for

    your child, getting to meet our incredible reptiles

    and amphibians will be an experience they'll never forget.

    www.theradzoo.com 507-455-1465

    Come and experience Minnesotas premier reptile des-

    tination. Newly opened in Oct. 2009 we are one of the

    worlds largest reptile displays, and an opportunity for

    a fun adventure. We are a completely indoor facility

    open year round.

    Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and am-

    phibian world including more than 150 kinds of snakes,

    turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salaman-

    ders from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic

    recreations of their native environments.

    Watch the Amazon Adventure Show and have the opportunity to touch a snake or a

    small alligator.

    Visit the Zoo

    RAD ZOO Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo

    Zoo to You Bring our zoo to your event for a fun, educational

    program appropriate for schools, daycares, Scout

    meetings, Sunday schools, festivals, and more.

    Birthday Parties

    If you are looking for a unique birthday party for

    your child, getting to meet our incredible reptiles

    and amphibians will be an experience they'll never forget.

    www.theradzoo.com 507-455-1465

    Come and experience Minnesotas premier reptile des-

    tination. Newly opened in Oct. 2009 we are one of the

    worlds largest reptile displays, and an opportunity for

    a fun adventure. We are a completely indoor facility

    open year round.

    Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and am-

    phibian world including more than 150 kinds of snakes,

    turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salaman-

    ders from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic

    recreations of their native environments.

    Watch the Amazon Adventure Show and have the opportunity to touch a snake or a

    small alligator.

    Visit the Zoo

    RAD ZOO Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo

    Zoo to You Bring our zoo to your event for a fun, educational

    program appropriate for schools, daycares, Scout

    meetings, Sunday schools, festivals, and more.

    Birthday Parties

    If you are looking for a unique birthday party for

    your child, getting to meet our incredible reptiles

    and amphibians will be an experience they'll never forget.

    www.theradzoo.com 507-455-1465

    Come and experience Minnesotas premier reptile des-

    tination. Newly opened in Oct. 2009 we are one of the

    worlds largest reptile displays, and an opportunity for

    a fun adventure. We are a completely indoor facility

    open year round.

    Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and am-

    phibian world including more than 150 kinds of snakes,

    turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salaman-

    ders from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic

    recreations of their native environments.

    Watch the Amazon Adventure Show and have the opportunity to touch a snake or a

    small alligator.

    Visit the Zoo

    RAD ZOO Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo

    Zoo to You Bring our zoo to your event for a fun, educational

    program appropriate for schools, daycares, Scout

    meetings, Sunday schools, festivals, and more.

    Birthday Parties

    If you are looking for a unique birthday party for

    your child, getting to meet our incredible reptiles

    and amphibians will be an experience they'll never forget.

    www.theradzoo.com 507-455-1465

    Come and experience Minnesotas premier reptile des-

    tination. Newly opened in Oct. 2009 we are one of the

    worlds largest reptile displays, and an opportunity for

    a fun adventure. We are a completely indoor facility

    open year round.

    Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and am-

    phibian world including more than 150 kinds of snakes,

    turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salaman-

    ders from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic

    recreations of their native environments.

    Watch the Amazon Adventure Show and have the opportunity to touch a snake or a

    small alligator.

    Visit the Zoo

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  • LITERATURE AGRICULTURE SCIENCE HISTORY

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    Box lunches available and four lodging properties for overnights.

    VISIT SAUK CENTRE ON I-94 AND HWY 71 IN THE MIDDLE OF MINNESOTA

    Sauk Centre is the boyhood home of Nobel Prize winning

    Author Sinclair Lewis - students can learn about writing at the Interpretive

    Museum and visit his boyhood home to see how Minnesotans

    lived in the early 1900s.

    Authentic Carnegie Library houses the History Museum

    with displays changing throughout the year. Hands-on Geneology

    computer information. Please call for tour.

    Agricultural Tours include Alpacas, Sheep, Goats, and Cows. Learn

    about wool, soaps and lotions from goats milk and the process of daily

    milking to provide for our needs.

    Other tours nearby: Hemker Zoo and Petting

    Zoos at Ericksons and Tutti Fruitti Market Farm. River Glen Garden Tours

    Panther Distillery Production Tour

    Cold Spring Brewery Tour See how T-shirts are printed

    at Taste of Heaven

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  • Bring science learning to life2014 Science MuSeuM Field TripS

    The Amazing Butterfly ExperienceThis field trip package includes the Flight of the Butterflies Omnitheater film and our LIVE butterfly house. Students will learn about the iconic monarch butterfly as a true marvel of nature. For K12th grade. October 3January 8, 2015

    The Big Weather ExperienceThis popular, pre-packaged exploration of the museums best weather experience is designed for 3rd8th grade. It includes the Omnitheater film Tornado Alley, live theater presentation and hands-on weather exhibits. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, JanuaryMarch, 2014

    Field trips to the Science Museum of Minnesota support state science standards and reinforce what you are teaching in the classroom.

    Ultimate Dinosaurs and Dinosaurs Alive!This special exhibition reveals new dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in the Southern Hemisphere and are unfamiliar to most North Americans. Students will also learn about continental drift and the breakup of the supercontinent Pangaea. The Omnitheater film Dinosaurs Alive! is the perfect complement. March 1August 24, 2014

    Learn more at smm.org/ed or call (651) 221-9444

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  • 595 HALE AVE N OAKDALE, MN 55128 P: 651-200-3383 | SKYZONE.COM/STPAUL

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  • Target Center oers a complete in-house Group Sales Departmentthat is ready to assist you! No matter which family show, sportingspectacular or memorable concert you select, we are here to makeyour job easier by arranging reservations, tickets, accessible seatingfor those with special needs, and bus parking. Its never too earlytto get your group involved in events at Target Center. Its easy to order. . . For group ticket reservations, callthe Target Center Group Sales Oce at 612.673.1311

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    Y Architecture at Target Field

    Y Art at Target Field

    Y Baseball on the Bench: Scorekeeping 101

    Y Katie Casey Tour: Women in Baseball History

    Y Heroes of Baseball: Who Are Your Heroes?

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  • TEDDYBEARBAND.COM

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    Music & Entertainment that ENGAGES!

    FLEXIBLE BAND SIZE! (Solo Shows Too!)

    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES! EDUCATIONAL SHOWS!29 Years of TBBs Child Development Foundation

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    for ALL AGES and STAGES!

    Live Performances Early Childhood Workshops

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    29 Years Experience - Child Development Foundation!

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  • Valleyfair offers the perfect array of fun, educational programming targeted to different age levels and interests for grades K-12, youth groups, performance groups, and more!

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    For more information about a 2014 program to enhance the educational experience during your visit to Valleyfair,

    please contact Valleyfair Group Sales at 952.496.5331 or youthsales@valleyfair.com

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    Physics & Science DaysMay 19, 20, 21

    Amusement Park 101May 22

    Drama Day: Scare SchoolOctober 3

    Dinosaurs AliveAll Season

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    Great programs include:

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  • Our classroom: your students.Since 1963, Voyageur Outward Bound School has led thousands of students into the wilderness and to the streets of the Twin Cities to experience education in a non-tradi-tional setting. Giving your students the opportunity to face challenges in these settings allows them to develop their ability to lead, discover the strength of their character, and realize a determination to make a difference in the community around them.

    The Twin Cities Center offers a range of programs tailored to meet your needs. While we typically serve 6th-12th grade students and teachers, we have experience with a broad range of clientele. Our programs are led by skilled instructors with extensive training in youth development, first aid, risk management, multi-cultural competency and group facilitation.

    OUTCOMES

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    You inform the learning objectives, such as leadership,collaboration, trust, and gained confidence.

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    Our tried and true methods: learning through experience,challenge and adventure, and a supportive environment.

    We teach and work by the values of compassion, integrityexcellence, and inclusion and diversity.

    Our courses vary in length from 2 hours to multi-day.We strive to optimize activities to meet your needs

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    LAUNCH AHEADLength: 1-2 hours in-school or agency settingsDescription: This custom leadership program pairs a school or agency with Outward Bound on a regular basis. Curriculum can include environment, team-build-ing, or leadership. This is perfect for student leadership teams, service learning groups, or out-of- school-time programs!

    INSIGHT Length: 1 day, stand alone or consecutive daysDescription: Insight programs do just thatthey give students insight into what is possible when they taste achievement. Each student deserves to experience the power of I did it. The program can take place in local parks, trails, activity centers or even your school.

    CANOEING | BACKPACKING | ROCK CLIMBING | SNOWSHOEING | ORIENTEERINGHIGH ROPES COURSE | TEAM BUILDING | URBAN ADVENTURE | SKIING

    PEER LEADERSHIP EXPEDITIONSLength: 4-7 days, or longerDescription: Peer Leadership Expeditions are challenging experiences that build strong teams and strong individuals. On our unique Urban Expeditions they also learn about their community as they explore leadership through the lens of topics such as poverty, the environment or arts and culture.

    Get started.Give us a call at 651-292-1062 to set up your program dates and work with our staff to design your custom program. We look forward to learning more about your students!

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  • MN 1-800 -4-duluth

    Because learning

    should be an adventureWhere else can you marvel at the worlds greatest lake, trek the trails and

    explore museums capturing the unique culture and history of a place thats

    inspired generationsall in a day or weekend?

    Duluth: For authentic, hands-on experiences youll remember for a lifetime.

    Call or visit us online for free itinerary planning and other ways we can help

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  • Rates are subject to 20 or more admissions and availability. All group events require advance payment and group contract. Oer to change

    without notice. Certain blackout dates and restrictions apply. Chaperone vouchers are based on total number of attendees. Rate

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  • !55 YEARS OF QUALITY CHARTER MOTORCOACH SERVICE Specializing in student travel, from day trips to long distance trips

    Friendly Drivers WiFi 110/12 Volt Outlets ADA Equipped

    SAFE, CLEAN & WELL-MAINTAINED MOTORCOACHES

    SERVING THE TWIN CITIES & SE MINNESOTA !!!

    DRIVING SCHOOL & YOUTH GROUPS TO AMERICAS BEST DESTINATIONS

    SAFELY FOR 55 YEARS

    Richfield Bus Company 9237 Grand Ave South

    Bloomington, MN 55420 952-881-1111

    www.richfieldbus.com

    Rochester City Lines 1825 North Broadway Rochester, MN 55906

    507-288-1330 www.rochestercitylines.com

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