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The GUIDE is a resource for teachers and youth group leaders who want ideas and information when planning field trips and youth group travel.


<ul><li><p>Spongebob Squarepants celebrating atNickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America</p><p>INSIDE: A new fund-raiser that earns 80 out of each $1</p><p>This Guide is for:</p><p>- Teachers</p><p>- Community Ed Leaders</p><p>- Scout Leaders</p><p>- Homeschoolers</p><p>- Church Leaders</p><p>- Youth Group Leaders</p><p>- Activity Directors</p><p>TABLE OF CONTENTSIndex</p><p> 2Field Trip Destinations</p><p> Attractions</p><p> 3</p><p> Festivals/Events</p><p>11</p><p> Great Outdoors</p><p>13</p><p> Industrial Tours</p><p>15</p><p>Travel Support Services</p><p> Dining/Hotels</p><p> 17</p><p> Transportation</p><p> 19</p><p> CVBs 21</p><p> Tour Operators</p><p> 23</p><p>Presenters / Performers</p><p> 25</p><p>Fund-Raising </p><p> 27 Planning a Conference/Retreat? 31</p><p>Advertise</p><p> 32-33</p><p> 2011 Adventure Partners LLC The ADVENTURE PARTNERS GUIDE ispublished quarterly (Winter, Spring, Summerand Fall) and is free to use and print out. </p><p>We encourage you to share the link of this digital resource guide with those who can benefit from its contents.</p><p>- BOOKMARK US: </p><p>ADVENTURE PARTNERS GUIDE is published by:</p><p>ADVENTURE PARTNERS, LLC8014 Highway 55 #130Minneapolis, MN 55427</p><p>Phone: 612-518-8353Web: Email: </p><p>SpongeBob Squarepants welcomes you to Nickelodeon Universe at theMall of America in Bloomington, MN</p><p>This is a SAMPLEGUIDE</p><p>Winter 2011Spring 2011</p><p>Summer 2011Fall 2011</p></li><li><p>SE</p><p>SW</p><p>Central</p><p>NWITOW Museum, Perham</p><p> 8-9</p><p>NE</p><p>TCCathedral of Saint Paul </p><p> 4-5Dine &amp; Discounts MN</p><p> 28-29History Theatre</p><p> 6-7</p><p>Index</p><p>INDEX - Alphabetical INDEX - By Region, Alphabetical</p><p>Cathedral of Saint Paul </p><p> 4-5 Dine &amp; Discounts MN</p><p> 28-29History Theatre</p><p> 6-7ITOW Museum, Perham</p><p> 8-9</p><p>2</p><p>This is a</p><p>SAMPLE</p><p>GUIDE</p></li><li><p>Attractions</p><p>Cathedral of Saint PaulSaint Paul, MN</p><p>Cathedral of Saint Paul Saint Paul TC</p><p> 4-5</p><p>History Theater Saint Paul TC</p><p> 6-7</p><p>ITOW Perham NW MN</p><p> 8-9</p><p>3</p></li><li><p>CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL ~ 239 Selby Avenue ~ Saint Paul, MN 55102651-228-1766 ~</p><p>The Cathedral has one of the fewlife-size replicas of MichelangelosPiet in North America. Thanks toa generous donor, the sculpture isnow on permanent display.</p><p>A focal point of theCathedrals interioris the SanctuaryDome which featuresthe Holy Spiritsurrounded byangels representingthe seven gifts ofthe Holy Spirit.</p><p>Find treasu</p></li><li><p>A community-based charitable organizationdedicated to the preservation of the</p><p>Cathedral of Saint Paul and thefostering of its cultural programs.</p><p></p><p>Minnesota Orchestraconductor OsmoVanska warms uphis musicians beforea concert in theCathedral.</p><p>ures both human and divineCATHEDRAL HOURS: Doors are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.TOURS: Guided tours year round Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. except Holy Days and civil holidays. No</p><p>appointment necessary. Meet in the center aisle near the main altar. Self-guided booklets are available for purchase in thebrochure racks and in the Welcome Center on the lower level. Group Tour reservations are recommended. Private tours maybe arranged; call 651-228-1766 or e-mail A suggested donation of $2 for an adult and $1 fora child will help us care for the upkeep of this irreplaceable landmark; however, no one will be turned away. Parking is free.LOCATION: 239 Selby Avenue, at the corner of Summit Avenue and John Ireland Boulevard, on Cathedral Hill overlookingdowntown St. Paul.</p><p>The Cathedral is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces in our nation. It enshrines priceless mosaics from the Vatican aswell as windows and sculptures by some of the greatest American artists of the past century: Beaux Art design by French architect Emmanuel Masqueray. Cornerstone laid in 1907 under the direction of Archbishop John Ireland. First Mass celebrated on Palm Sunday March 28, 1915. Added to the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1974. Designated as the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul in 2009.</p><p>In addition to its religious significance, the Cathedral serves as apatron of the arts &amp; culture. Here are a few examples: Annual concerts include: the Minnesota Orchestra,</p><p>VocalEssence, the University of Minnesota choirs, as well asinternational ensembles such as Kings College Choir andWestminster Cathedral Choir.</p><p> Cathedral Family Day, held the first Sunday in March, is afestive community open house.</p><p> On-going collaborations with national and state historicalpreservation organizations.</p><p>If you would like to help in thepreservation of this great monument</p><p>of faith and culture, contact theCathedral Heritage Foundation at</p><p>651.357.1325 or</p><p>Xcel Energy Center</p><p>Cathedral of Saint Paul</p></li><li><p> Education at the History Theatre </p><p>History Theatre provides education groups with a unique opportunity to explore history, social issues, and professional contemporary theatre through engaging live performances and educational resources. Our artists bring the stories to life on our stage and our staff provides </p><p>the supporting materials that help educators bring the connections to life in the classroom. </p><p>From post-show discussions to play guides to in-class artist residencies, History Theatre provides opportunities for students in grades 4-12 and college to be engaged on many levels </p><p>with the people and events that have shaped the history of Minnesota, the Midwest, and America. </p><p>For more information about the resources that are available for educators please contact Jill Vaughn, Group Sales Manager, by email or call 651.292.4320. </p><p>All productions meet the following education benchmarks </p><p>Language Arts Demonstrate how literary works reflect the historical contexts that shaped them. Read, analyze and critique dramatic selections by comparing and contrasting ways in which </p><p>character, scene, dialogue and staging contribute to the theme and the dramatic effect </p><p>Theater Consider actors approaches to performing their characters and if those approaches support </p><p>the expression of the plays meaning. Explore significance of the play; compare/contrast with other works, describe </p><p>historical/cultural significance style and genre; identify purpose or function of selected play </p><p> Media Arts </p><p>Understand the connection between media arts and other disciplines outside the arts. </p></li><li><p>10</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Remember theMagic School Bus?</p><p>What was the teachers name?</p></li><li><p>Festivals/Events</p><p>Big Island Rendezvous &amp; FestivalAlbert Lea, MN</p><p>Do you belong in this category?</p><p>11</p></li><li><p>12</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Wouldnt your festival be a great </p><p>field trip?</p></li><li><p>The Great Outdoors</p><p>Wolf RidgeFinland, MN</p><p>Do you belong in this category?</p><p>13</p></li><li><p>14</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Are they up for the challenge </p><p>(course)?</p></li><li><p>Industrial Field Trips</p><p>Backstage Tour at a private company</p><p>Do you belong in this category?</p><p>15</p></li><li><p>16</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Is the class trip about my future </p><p>career?</p></li><li><p>Dining/Hotels</p><p>Old Country BuffetMinnesota, and beyond!</p><p>Do you belong in this category?</p><p>17</p></li><li><p>18</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p></li><li><p>Transportation</p><p>Richfield Bus CompanyBloomington, MN</p><p>Do you belong in this category?</p><p>19</p></li><li><p>20</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Do they need a motorcoach for their </p><p>class trip?</p></li><li><p>Convention &amp; VisitorBureaus - CVBs</p><p>Hot Air BallooningFaribault Tourism, Faribault, MN</p><p>Do you belong in this category?</p><p>21</p></li><li><p>An </p><p>ad </p><p>22</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Does their trip call for itinerary </p><p>help from a CVB?</p></li><li><p>Tour Operators</p><p>Giza PyramidsEgypt</p><p>Do you belong in this category?</p><p>23</p></li><li><p>An </p><p>ad </p><p>24</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Does their trip call for an </p><p>experienced tour operator?</p></li><li><p>Presenters/Performers</p><p>Amazing JeffoSaint Paul, MN</p><p>Presenters/Performers</p><p>Amazing JeffoSaint Paul, MN</p><p>Do you belong in the presenter category?</p><p>25</p></li><li><p>26</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This is just a filler!</p><p>Can you take your presentation</p><p>into a school?</p></li><li><p>Dine &amp; Discounts MN Saint Paul TC 12-13</p><p>Fundraising</p><p>27</p></li><li><p>An </p><p>ad </p><p>30</p><p>Are you offering </p><p>a greatfundraising </p><p>opportunity?</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this entire page...This is just a filler!</p></li><li><p>Planning a Conference?</p><p>Humphrey Conference CenterUniversity of MN, Mpls, MN</p><p>Do you have facilities for retreats,conferences, meetings, or training?</p><p>31</p></li><li><p>Description:The Adventure Partners Guide is a multi-page resource directory that offers planners student/youth daytrip and travel ideas, travel support services, in-school presentations, fund-raising opportunities, and locations for conferences, retreats, and meetings. It will be digitally published, available online in a flip-page digital format, and with a new issue coming out every quarter:</p><p> - Winter (Jan, Feb, Mar)</p><p> - Spring (April, May, June)</p><p> - Summer (July, Aug, Sept)</p><p> - Fall</p><p> (Oct, Nov, Dec)Publishing the ADVENTURE PARTNERS GUIDE quarterly will allow attractions, venues, and services to update performance schedules in order to remain current, make sure festival/event dates/details are published in a timely manner, and provide planners another reason to regularly use the Guide.</p><p>Online Location:Users will always find the GUIDE on the homepage of </p><p>Manner of Distribution:After being published, a direct link to the Guide and to the Adventure Partners website homepage will be distributed by email to all of the names in the AP Master Database of field trip and student travel planners, activities planners, in-school presentation decision-makers, and individuals who have indicated they plan conferences, retreats, and meetings. </p><p>Readership:Currently, the link distribution count is at about 2,000, made up of mostly teachers, with a growing number of activities directors, scout leaders, and homeschoolers. Recipients of the emailed links include education professionals and youth leaders who plan field trips, youth activities, overnight student travel, fund-raising, plus staff, administrative, and leadership meetings, training sessions, retreats and conferences for their schools or organizations.</p><p>Link Recipients include:- Teachers, Principals, and Administration Staff (/Public/Private/Special Schools &amp; Academies)</p><p>- Community Education Directors, Teachers, Activities Coordinators</p><p>- Pre-School and After-School Activities Coordinators</p><p>- Homeschool Families and Homeschool Group Leaders</p><p>- Scout Leaders (Boy/Girl Scouts) in MN, WI, ND, SD, and IA</p><p>- Church Youth and Adult Group Leaders</p><p>- Activities Leaders for youth-oriented organizations (Boys/Girls Clubs, 4-H, etc)</p><p>- Activities Directors for specific groups (special ed, and community centers)</p><p>32Ad Specs, </p><p>Materials, &amp; Pricing</p></li><li><p>Ad CategoriesDestinations and venues will be statewide, and in the Guide displayed in the following manner:- Attractions (all types and kinds)- Festivals and Events- Great Outdoors (Outdoor challenge venues, outfitters, campgrounds, etc)- Industrial Tours (CVBs please take note: career tours on high school and college levels are very popular)- Travel Support Services (transportation, tour operators, hotels, dining)- Presenters and Performers (for in-school presentations, or who come to your scout/church group)- Fund-raising Opportunities- Conference, Retreat, and Meeting venues (resorts, hotels, conference centers, etc)</p><p>Ad Content Suggestions and Tips- Make sure you display your venues name in large, bold headline type at the top of your ad- Take time to inform... and inform more than sell. The time you invest here will pay big dividends- Suggestion: Create an itinerary that will help fill a day, and maybe influence an overnight for the right group...- Make sure to describe how you can fulfill the learning/entertainment meeds of their class/group- Include educational curriculum highlights and details where applicable (some school groups cant come if they cant justify the trips educational standards... this includes homeschoolers)- Provide complete contact information, including the name/phone/email of the contact person- It is good to publish a photo (headshot) of the contact person with the contact information- Make your copy 12 point or larger... this is a practical consideration for online reading- Your ad page(s) are almost a brochure... keep in mind that single to multiple pages will be able to be </p><p> printed out by the reader(s)- Include plenty of colorful photography to underscore the value of your destinations experience</p><p>MaterialsOne ad size: Full Page at 8.5 wide x 11 high (inches)Ads must be submitted in PDF format.If multiple pages are ordered, each will be submitted on its own PDF page. Example: If you get a 2-page spread, your designer will create 2 separate PDF pages, with each of the 2 pages separately named and numbered (page 1, page 2). If the PDF pages are submitted as one file, the file will be returned to you to separate into 2 or more files.</p><p>PricingPricing will be flat rate by the quarter, with no limit on the number of pages inserted:- No charge for each of 4 quarters if you are a 22-conference co-op partner for 2011.- $45 per ad page per quarter if you are a conference co-op partner in 11-21 conferences.- $95 per ad page per quarter if you are a conference co-op partner in 1-10 conferences.- $190 per ad page per quarter if you are not a conference co-op partner.</p><p>Email materials to:</p><p>If you have questions, call Mark Peterson at 612-518-8353.</p><p>33</p><p>Ad Specs, Materials, &amp; </p><p>Pricing</p></li><li><p>34</p><p>Really, an ad goes on this page...This content is just temporary!</p><p>Theres aWORLD</p><p>of learning out there!</p></li></ul>