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WINTER 2012 Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2012

Minnesota’s Online Interactive Directory

For Student & Youth Planners seeking Field Trips, Presenters & Performers. and Fundraising Programs

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INSIDE: 166 pages of - field trips - presenters - fundraisers - travel services

THIS ISSUE INCLUDES: • NEW PROGRAMS • VIDEO HOTLINKS • NEW PHOTOS • FIELD TRIP UPDATES


Minneapolis

MINNEHAHA FALLS • A Field Trip “Must”


The life-size bronze sculpture by Jakob Fjelde depicts Hiawatha and Minnehaha, American Indian characters from the poem “Song of Hiawatha” by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The sculpture bears the inscription: Over wide and rushing rivers In his arms he bore the maiden. On exhibit at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the sculpture was purchased with pennies donated by school children in Minnesota – an effort organized by Mrs. L.P. Hunt of Mankato – and dedicated in 1912. The sculpture, which rests on a small island in Minnehaha Creek, can be viewed from the water’s edge a short way above the famed and oftvisited Minnehaha Falls, and is located in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Pictured: 2011 MN Field Trip EXPO Held at BSA Base Camp in Saint Paul

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TABLE OF CONTENTS • Advertiser Index • Index by Region Field Trip Destinations • NE MN • NW MN • CENTRAL MN • SW MN • SE MN • TC Metro • Neighbor States Presenters / Performers Fundraising Travel Services • Transportation & Tours • CVB’s

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ADVERTISER INDEX • A-Z 4 Ace Productions • Brian Richards, Educational Speaker Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines • Afton, MN/Hudson, WI Amazing Jeffo • Blind Magician Audubon Center of the North Woods • Sandstone Base Camp • Northern Star Council BSA • Saint Paul Big Island Rendezvous & Festival • Albert Lea Cathedral of Saint Paul • Saint Paul Chanhassen Dinner Theatres • Chanhassen Childrens Theatre Company • Minneapolis Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts • Mpls Eko Backen Snow Tubing & Waterslides • Scandia Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions • Faribault FarmAmerica Ag Interpretive Center • Waseca Festival of Nations • Saint Paul Games2U Greater Midwest Fundraising • Lakeville Halls of Entertainment • Kevin Hall, The Magic Maniac Historic Theatre Group (Orpheum, State, Pantages) • Mpls History Theater • Saint Paul In Their Own Words Veterans Museum • Perham Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers • Pipestone Landmark Center • Saint Paul Lark Toy Company • Kellogg Mall of America • Bloomington Metropolis Resort/Chaos Waterpark/Action City • Eau Claire Minneapolis Queen • Minneapolis MN Discovery Center (formerly Ironworld) • Chisholm MN Historical Society & MN History Center • Saint Paul MN Renaissance Festival • Shakopee National Eagle Center • Wabasha Old Log Theater • Excelsior Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism • Owatonna Padelford Riverboat Company • Saint Paul Paradise Charter Cruises • Lake Minnetonka Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat • Lake Pepin Positive Energy Outdoors • Duluth Plymouth Playhouse • Plymouth Reptile & Amphibian (RAD) Zoo • Owatonna Richfield Bus Company • Bloomington Schmitty & Sons / Gray Line Tours • Lakeville Science Museum of Minnesota • Saint Paul Sea Life • Bloomington Target Center • Minneapolis Target Field and The Minnesota Twins • Minneapolis Valleyfair! Amusement Park and Soak City •Shakopee Voyageurs National Park • International Falls Wabasha Street Caves • Saint Paul Water Park of America / Radisson Hotel • Bloomington Wild Mountain and Taylors Falls Recreation • Taylors Falls WildLife Science Center • Columbus Wolf Ridge ELC • Finland YMCA Camp St Croix • Hudson


FIELD TRIP DESTINATIONS BY REGION NE Minnesota Audubon Center of the North Woods • Sandstone Forest History Center / MnHS • Grand Rapids MN Discovery Center • Chisholm Positive Energy Outdoors • Duluth Split Rock Lighthouse / MnHS • Two Harbors

CANADA

NW Minnesota Comstock House / MnHS • Moorhead In Their Own Words (ITOW) Veterans Museum • Perham

Central Minnesota Charles A. Lindbergh House / MnHS • Little Falls Mille Lacs Indian Museum / MnHS • Onamia

NORTH DAKOTA

SW Minnesota Big Island Rendezvous & Festival • Albert Lea Birch Coulee Battlefield / MnHS • Morton Culture Camp • Pipestone FarmAmerica Ag Interpretive Center • Waseca Fort Ridgely History Center / MnHS • Fairfax

SE Minnesota Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions • Faribault Historic Forestville / MnHS • Preston Lark Toy Company • Kellogg National Eagle Center • Wabasha Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism • Owatonna Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat • Lake City Reptile & Amphibian (RAD) Zoo • Owatonna

Just Across The Border Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines • Hudson / Afton Chaos Indoor Water Park / Action City • Eau Claire Metropolis Resort • Eau Claire YMCA Camp St Croix • Hudson

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FIELD TRIP DESTINATIONs BY REGION Clicking on the REGION will take you to that section in this Digital Guide.

WISCONSIN

Twin Cities Metro Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines • Afton / Hudson Alexander Ramsey House / MnHS • Saint Paul Base Camp • Northern Star Council BSA • Saint Paul Cathedral of Saint Paul • Saint Paul Chanhassen Dinner Theatres • Chanhassen Childrens Theatre Company • Minneapolis Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts • Mpls Eko Backen Snow Tubing & Waterslides • Scandia Festival of Nations • Saint Paul Folsom House / MnHS • Taylors Falls Historic Fort Snelling / MnHS • Saint Paul Historic Theatre Group • Minneapolis History Theater • Saint Paul James J. Hill House / MnHS • Saint Paul Landmark Center • Saint Paul Mall of America • Bloomington Marine Mill / MnHS • Marine on the St Croix Mill City Museum / MnHS • Minneapolis Minneapolis Queen • Minneapolis Minnehaha Depot / MnHS • Minneapolis MN History Center / MnHS • Saint Paul MN Renaissance Festival • Shakopee Minnesota State Capitol / MnHS • Saint Paul North West Company Fur Post / MnHS • Pine City Old Log Theater • Excelsior/Greenwood Oliver H. Kelley Farm / MnHS • Elk River Padelford Riverboat Company • Saint Paul Paradise Charter Cruises • Excelsior Plymouth Playhouse • Plymouth Science Museum of Minnesota • Saint Paul Sibley House / MnHS • Mendota Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium • Bloomington Target Center • Minneapolis Target Field and The Minnesota Twins • Minneapolis Valleyfair Amusement Park and Soak City Wabasha Street Caves • Saint Paul Water Park of America / Radisson Hotel • Bloomington Wild Mountain and Taylors Falls Recreation • Taylors Falls Wildlife Science Center • Columbus / Forest Lake YMCA Camp St Croix • Twin Cities


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“THEY SURE LOOK LIKE FANGS TO ME” Audubon Center of the North Woods • Sandstone

DESTINATION LISTINGS - NE MN 3M Museum Adventure Zone Audubon Center of the North Woods Bois Forte Heritage & Cultural Center Boulder Lake ELC Brandenburg Gallery Carlton County Historical Society Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center Children's Discovery Museum Deep Portage Learning Center Dorothy Molter Museum Duluth Children's Museum Duluth Huskies Baseball Club Duluth Playhouse Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Edgewater Resort & THE EDGE Waterpark Forest History Center - A MnHS Site Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort Glensheen Historic Estate Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Line Grand Portage Museum Great Lakes Aquarium Greyhound Bus Origin Museum Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters Hartley Nature Center Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Hibbing Historical Society & Museum Hill Annex Mine State Park Hinckley Fire Museum International Wolf Center Iron Range Tourism Bureau Itasca Heritage Center

Two Harbors Duluth Sandstone Tower Duluth Ely Cloquet Grand Marais Grand Rapids Hackensack Ely Duluth Duluth Duluth Duluth Duluth Grand Rapids Biwabik Duluth Grand Portage Grand Portage Duluth Hibbing Grand Marais Duluth Duluth Hibbing Calumet Hinckley Ely Virginia Grand Rapids

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NORTHEAST REGION NE Minnesota Advertisers Audubon Center of the North Woods • Sandstone Forest History Center / MnHS • Grand Rapids MN Discovery Center • Chisholm Positive Energy Outdoors • Duluth Split Rock Lighthouse / MnHS • Two Harbors Voyageurs National Park • International Falls Wolf Ridge ELC • Finland

DESTINATION LISTINGS - NE MN, continued Karpeles Manuscript Museum Lake County Historical Society Lake of the Woods County Historical Museum Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra Lake Superior Maritime Museum Lake Superior Railroad Museum Lake Superior Zoo Laurentian Environmental Learning Center Lutsen Mountain - North Shore Mountain Tramway Mineview in the Sky Mississippi Melodie Showboat MN Discovery Center/Iron Museum & Park MN Museum of Mining Moose Lake Depot & Fires of 1918 Museum North House Folk School North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum North Shore Scenic Railroad / Depot Museum Northern Thriller Airboat Tours Paulucci Space Theatre Positive Energy Outdoors Reif Center for the Performing Arts Renegade Theatre Company Soudan Underground Mine State Park - Mine Tours Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Split Rock Lighthouse - A MnHS Site SS William A. Irvin Tom’s Logging Camp Top of the Harbor Restaurant Tweed Museum of Art Two Harbors Lighthouse US Hockey Hall of Fame Vertical Endeavors Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary Virginia Heritage Museum Vista Fleet - Duluth Superior Excursions Voyageur's National Park Wild Country Maple Syrup Wolf Ridge ELC

Duluth Two Harbors Baudette Duluth Duluth Duluth Duluth Duluth Britt Lutsen Virginia Grand Rapids Chisholm Chisholm Moose Lake Grand Marais Tofte Duluth Deer River Hibbing Duluth Grand Rapids Duluth Soudan Duluth Two Harbors Duluth Duluth Duluth Duluth Two Harbors Eveleth Duluth Orr Virginia Duluth International Falls Lutsen Finland

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Duluth’s Outdoor Education Center

Education Programs www.outdooredventures.org info@outdooredventures.org | 218-391-0147 | 218-428-5990


Letter to Readers Welcome to Positive Energy Outdoors! As Duluth’s year round outdoor education center, we invite you to participate in one or more of our many programs. Outdoor education blends physical and social skills with experiences in nature, providing important learning opportunities for young people. Non-competitive outdoor education programs help youth increase physical activity levels and develop capacities for creativity, problem solving and emotional and intellectual development.1 Positive Energy Outdoors is located just 15 miles north of Duluth. Our 40 acre facility is surrounded by over 600 acres of public land, and includes waterfront on Fredenberg Lake, a 100 acre private lake, with easy access to Island Lake Reservoir. Our beautiful forested property also includes a large cranberry bog and miles of trail access for hiking, snowshoeing, dog sledding and sleigh and wagon rides. Positive Energy Outdoors’ draft horses and kennel of friendly Alaskan husky sled dogs are also housed on site. We produce our own power with a 3kw wind turbine and 1200 watt solar array. Other program sites include Lincoln Park, Ely’s Peak in Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior. Whether you choose dog sledding on our 1/2 mile bog loop, kayaking on Fredenberg Lake or driving a team of draft horses, Positive Energy Outdoors’ programs encourage people and animal powered exploration of the outdoors. We look forward to helping your group explore the outdoors! Sincerely, Stephanie Love, M.S. Experiential Education Blake Cazier, B.A.S. Teaching Earth Science Positive Energy Outdoors Co-Founders and Directors 1 Kellert, Stephen R. “Nature and Childhood Development.” In Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2005.


Voyageurs National Park

Travel Grants Now available for the 2011-2012 school year Bring the National Parks to life for your students with a field trip to Voyageurs National Park.

• Ecology pond studies • Ojibwe lifestyles • Geology rocks! • 4th grade boat tours • Outdoor survival skills • Loons and eagles • Snowshoeing • Life as a voyageur AND MUCH MORE at Minnesota’s Greatest Outdoor Classroom! Voyageurs National Park Located in the lake-country of northeastern Minnesota bordering Canada, the Park is a complex system of waterways, including the “voyageur highway” canoed by 18th-century fur traders. Wildlife thrives here in the boreal-hardwood forest transition zone, and glacier-scoured landscape.

Travel Grants K-6th grade youth groups, including public schools, private schools, homeschoolers, scout troops, and youth outdoor leadership programs can apply for a travel grant to cover 50% or more of transportation costs for students to participate in one of the free field classes offered through the Environmental Education program at Voyageurs National Park. Grants are made possible by Donald Weesner Foundation and Voyageurs National Park Association

For Application & Information:

Visit www.nps.gov/VOYA/forteachers/ or contact Tawnya Schoewe: (218) 283-6670


Voyageurs National Park

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Education Programs National Parks provide outstanding outdoor classrooms that support and enhance your learning objectives in the classroom. Voyageurs National Park offers environmental education programs, pre-school through sixth grade, at the park and in the classroom. These programs encourage students to explore, experience, and engage in the learning process. Onsite programs take place at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center within Voyageurs National Park. Most programs are aligned with Minnesota State Academic Standards. Education programs are made possible in part by the Lone Wolf Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Cost and Scheduling All education programs are free. To schedule, call two weeks in advance of your preferred date in Fall, Winter, or Spring. Please have alternate dates available. Call (218) 286-5260.

Free Educational DVD Teach about Minnesota’s National Parks in Your Classroom! Contact Voyageurs National Park Association for more info: (612) 333-5424

www.voyageurs.org VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with the mission to protect and promote the natural, recreational, and historic resources of Voyageurs National Park.

View the prospectus On-site & Classroom-based educational programs: www.nps.gov/VOYA/forteachers/ Photos: National Park Service


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You can feel the excitement as students unload the bus older classmates and siblings. Soon their voices will ec returned each year for over 30 years. Why? Wolf Ridge pr the value our students and teachers all share when de

Meaningful & Memorable Learning

The best learning takes place while immersed in the “real” w give students hands-on experiences and opportunities to w citizen of the world needs to understand natural science sy to take on personal risk to stand up for their beliefs, and to environment. Our curriculum has been the model for othe over 30 years of refinement by our program staff. Groups m curricula, all of which are aligned with Minnesota Graduatio

Wolf Ridge’s Curriculum Choices

Animals

Animal Signs Bats Beavers Birds & Birds of Prey Moose Owl Pellet Dissection Small Mammals Snowshoe Hares White-tailed Deer Wildlife Management Wolf Ecology

Plants

Forest Ecology Paper Making Trees and Keys Wetlands Ecology

Aquatics

Fisheries Management Frozen Lake Ecology Lake/Stream Study Lake Superior Game

Environmental Issues Climate Change & Ecology Farming & Environment Climate & Energy Acid Rain

Team Building Winter Survival Initiative Games

Outdoor Recreation GPS & Geocaching Orienteering Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Superior View Hike Canoeing Night Hike

Arts

EarthWorks Block Printing Dream Catchers Woodland Art

Cultural History

Ojibwe Heritage History of the North Shore Logging Camp Life Voyageur Life

Earth Science

Geology Weather Forecasting Star Lab & Astronomy

Personal Growth

Adventure Ropes Course Rock Climbing

Environmental Issues Climate Change & Ecology Climate & Energy Acid Rain Farming & Environment

Earth Science

Geology Weather Forecasting Star Lab & Astronomy

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world. Wolf Ridge’s curriculum and instructional activities work and grow together. An environmentally literate ystems, to be able to work with others to solve problems, comprehend the impacts of human choices upon the er centers around the world and embodies may choose from over 57 units of 1-3 hour on Standards.

“The dedicated teachers and parent chaperones who have participated KNOW this trip transforms young lives.” - School Program participant

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accredited school (AdvancED, NCA) since 1980 curricula aligned with Minnesota academic standards nationally recognized leader in environmental education special needs accommodations, adventure equipment facilities and equipment for groups of 15 - 360 professional staff who are leaders in the field free and reduced school lunch program available MN residents - tuition expense can qualify for tax credit ask about grants and fund-raisers for qualified schools!

rrange for Your Group’s Trip to Wolf Ridge

Call 1-218-353-7414, visit www.wolf-ridge.org or e-mail programs@wolf-ridge.org. www.wolf-ridge.org

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

218-353-7414 or 800-523-2733 (MN, ND, WI)


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The Urnes Stave Church in Luster, Norway. A UNESCO World Heritage Site Built in the early 1100’s

THE NORWEGIAN STAVE CHURCH An authentic replica of a medieval Norwegian wooden Stave Church The Hjemkomst Center Moorhead Pictured: Doris Larson, tour guide Photo by David Samson / The Forum


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NW Minnesota Advertisers Comstock House / MnHS • Moorhead In Their Own Words Veterans Museum • Perham

DESTINATION LISTINGS - NW MN Agassiz Environmental Learning Center Barnesville Potato Days Becker County Historical Society and Museum Bergquist Pioneer Cabin Big Bog State Recreation Area Buena Vista Ski Area & Logging Village Character Challenge Course Company Coborn's Lake Itasca Cruises Comstock House - A MnHS Site Concordia Language Villages Douglas Lodge Itasca State Park FARM Skate Park Finn Creek Museum Haunted Farm & Maze Headwaters Science Center Historic Holmes Theatre Hjemkomst Heritage Interpretive Center In Their Own Words Veterans Museum Itasca State Park Laketrails Base Camp Log Cabin Folk Art Center MN Fishing Hall of Fame Moondance Ranch & Adventure Park Moorhead Science Center ELC North Country Museum of Arts Northern Lights Railroad Museum/Casey Holt Junction Northland Bison Ranch & Gift Gallery Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village / PCHS Pioneer Festival and Black Powder Rendezvous Roseau County Historical Society & Museum Rourke Art Museum & Gallery Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival Seven Clans Casino Hotel & Water Park SS Ruby Pontoon Boat Stavkirke Norwegian Church Replica Trollwood Performing Arts School Western MN Steam Thresher's Reunion

Fertile Barnesville Detroit Lakes Moorhead Waskish Bemidji Park Rapids Osage Moorhead Moorhead Park Rapids Moorhead New York Mills Moorhead Bemidji Detroit Lakes Moorhead Perham Lake Itasca Oak Island Moorhead Walker Walker Moorhead Park Rapids East Grand Forks Nevis Thief River Falls Perham Roseau Moorhead Moorhead Thief River Falls Moorhead Moorhead Moorhead Hawley

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DESTINATION LISTINGS - CENTRAL MN A Center for the Arts A-maze’n Farmyard Andes Tower Hills Arrowwood Resort & Waterpark Art & Heritage Place • Haehn Museum Ball of Twine Museum Barn Theatre Big Kahuna Fun Park Bounce Depot Breezy Point Ice Arena & Lodge Buffalo Pass Bison Ranch Casey’s Amusement Park Charles A Weyerhaeuser Museum Charles A. Lindbergh House - A MnHS Site Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail Doll Museum & Little Depot Gift Shop Eagle Mountain Snow Tubing & Cross Country

Fergus Falls Eden Valley Kensington Alexandria St Joseph Darwin Willmar Spicer Waite Park Breezy Point Fergus Falls Alexandria Little Falls Little Falls Crosby Perham Burtrum

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CENTRAL REGION

NW Minnesota Advertisers Charles A Lindbergh House / MnHS • Little Falls Mille Lacs Indian Museum / MnHS • Onamia

DESTINATION LISTINGS - CENTRAL MN, continued Earthway Farm Great River Educational Arts Theatre Hemker Park & Zoo Hill Monastic Manuscript Library Horseshoe Valley Llama Ranch J&L Bison Ranch Kandiyohi County Historical Society & Museum Lakes Area Children's Museum Lodge Water Park at Brainerd Lakes Long Lake Conservation Center Luther Crest Bible Camp Environmental Program Mikkelson Boat Collection Mille Lacs Indian Museum - A MnHS Site Mississippi Belle Cruises MN Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame MN Fishing Hall of Fame MN Fishing Museum MN Military Museum Munsinger-Clemens Gardens Northland Arboretum Otter Tail County Historical Museum Paramount Theatre Powder Ridge Ski Area Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Preserve the Tradition Museum Runestone Museum Schwanke’s Museum Shepherd’s Harvest Festival Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge St John’s Monastic Arboretum Stearns County History Museum & Research Ctr Summerland Family Fun Park This Old Farm Pioneer Village & Paul Bunyan Land Three Bear Waterpark / Holiday Inn Express Baxter Thumper Pond Resort

South Haven St Cloud Freeport Collegeville Fergus Falls Willmar Willmar Brainerd Baxter Palisade Alexandria Willmar Onamia Brainerd St Cloud Brainerd Little Falls Little Falls St Cloud Brainerd Fergus Falls St Cloud Kimball Fergus Falls Spicer Dalton Alexandria Willmar Sauk Centre Zimmerman Collegeville St Cloud St Cloud Brainerd Baxter Ottertail

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DESTINATION LISTINGS - SW MN American Indian Culture Camp August Schell Brewery and Gardens Betsy & Tacy’s House Tours & Gift Shop Big Honza's Museum of Unnatural History Big Island Rendezvous & Festival Birch Coulee Battlefield - A MnHS Site Blue Earth County Historical Society & Museum Brandenburg Gallery Brown County Historical Society’s Museum Camp Patterson End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum FarmAmerica • MN Ag Interpretive Center Fort Ridgely History Center - A MnHS Site Freeborn County Historical Society Museum Harkin Store - A MnHS Site Heen Farms and Museum

Pipestone New Ulm Mankato Montgomery Albert Lea Morton Mankato Luverne New Ulm Madison Lake Currie Waseca Fairfax Albert Lea New Ulm Maynard

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SOUTHWESTERN REGION SW Minnesota Advertisers Culture Camp • Pipestone Big Island Rendezvous & Festival • Albert Lea Birch Coulee Battlefield / MnHS • Morton FarmAmerica - MN Ag Interpretive Center • Waseca Fort Ridgely History Center / MnHS • Fairfax Harkin Store / MnHS • New Ulm Jeffers Petroglyphs / MnHS• Comfrey Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers • Pipestone Lac qui Parle Mission / MnHS • Montevideo Lower Sioux Agency / MnHS • Morton Traverse des Sioux / MnHS • St Peter W.W. Mayo House / MnHS • Le Sueur

DESTINATION LISTINGS - SW MN, continued Hinkly House Museum Historic Chippewa City Historic Dayton House Holmberg Orchard Jeffers Petroglyphs - A MnHS Site Keepers of Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers Lac qui Parle Mission - A MnHS Site Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show Le Sueur Museum & Green Giant Interpretive Center Lower Sioux Agency - A MnHS Site Mankato Symphony Orchestra Marion Ross Performing Arts Center MN Inventors Congress MN Machinery Museum Mount Kato Ney Nature Center Pelican Breeze II Cruise Boat Pipestone County Museum Pipestone Family Aquatic Center Pipestone Performing Arts Center Putting Green Environmental Adventure Park Redwood County Historical Society and Museum Rich-Nes Alpaca Farm Shetek Environmental Learning Center Sod House on the Prairie Spirit of Peace Indian Museum Swensson Farm Museum / Chippewa County Traverse des Sioux - A MnHS Site W.W. Mayo House - A MnHS Site Wanda Gag House Waseca Waterpark Wheels Across The Prairie Museum Wilder Museum & Pageant

Luverne 507-283-9849 Montevideo 320-269-7636 Worthington 507-727-1311 Vesta 507-762-3131 Comfrey 507-628-5591 Pipestone 507-825-3734 Montevideo 320-269-7636 Lake Crystal 507-726-6730 Le Sueur 507-665-2991 Le Sueur 507-665-2501 Morton 507-697-6321 Mankato 507-625-8880 Albert Lea 507-377-4372 Redwood Falls 507-627-2344 Hanley Falls 507-768-5322 Mankato 507-625-3363 Henderson 507-248-3474 Albert Lea 507-373-3547 Pipestone 507-825-2563 Pipestone 507-825-7946 Pipestone 507-825-5537 New Ulm 507-354-7888 Redwood Falls 507-249-2210 Morgan 507-249-3631 Slayton 507-763-3567 Sanborn 507-723-5138 Pipestone 507-562-1009 Montevideo 320-269-7636 St Peter 507-934-2160 Le Sueur 507-665-3250 New Ulm 507-359-2632 Waseca 507-833-0210 POW-WOW Tracy 507-629-3661 in Pipestone Keepers of Pipemakers, Pipestone Walnut Grove of the Sacred Tradition 507-859-2358


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Students construct log cabin in miniature

Teacher tries shooting a musket

Student tries out coffin from Digger

President Abraham Lincoln & wife Mary Todd Lincoln talk to students

New Ulm battery shoots live round

The American Bus Association in Washington D.C. has given us the “Top 100 Festivals in North America” Title. Teachers’ Comments: The Willow Creek students and staff in Owatonna could not thank you and your staff enough for the opportunity to attend this event. Each year we arrive with approximately 375 students/staff where we are greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff that provide us with a schedule of hands on history learning. The presenters are passionate about their topic and share that enthusiasm with our students. Weather, good or bad does not play a factor in the student’s impression of the event; it is ALWAYS a positive experience. Rain, shine, snow, cold or blistering heat. The Big Island Rendezvous staff are ready to bring history to life. This is a wonderful event and we look forward to our trip to Albert Lea for years to come! Thank you! Jen Hansen, Minnesota History Teacher, Willow Creek Intermediate School, Owatonna, MN 55060 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, St Paul MN Perry Vining – Founder/Coordinator Big Island Rendezvous and Festival, Inc., 2580 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 Office – 800-658-2526 Fax: 507-373-0344 Cell: 507-402-6371


Magician shows his skills to students

Student throws an atlatl

Student throws tomahawk (see it in mid air)

Playing the glasses! 75,000th student, Jacob Koppendrayer, attends Big Island Rendezvous. Here he is with his class from Christ Community Lutheran School of Watertown, Minnesota.

Blacksmith making an item for a teacher

Students ask Benjamin Franklin & wife Deborah questions

Teachers’ Comments: The Albert Lea school days were well organized with lots to see and do. We hope to come back next year to see more. Much “hands on experience” that makes history come alive. Elise Jensen, Home School I really appreciate and know how much our students at St. Theodore’s get to learn while attending the Rendezvous! The stations are well planned out and everyone there does a great job interacting with the students. There are so many things we can learn that cannot always be found in books! I’m glad Albert Lea has something so great as Big Island Education Days! Thanks again for the wonderful day! Mr. Ryan Hillman, Saint Theodore’s Catholic School, Albert Lea Perry Vining, Founder/Coordinator – www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org/rendezvous/education/information.php

Big Island Rendezvous and Festival, Inc., 2580 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 Office – 800-658-2526 Fax: 507-373-0344 Cell: 507-402-6371


Farmamerica The Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center

The Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center (Farmamerica) welcomes your students for a funday of history and learning they will remember for years to come. School tours traditionally run throughout spring and fall, but if you want to plan a tour for your group at another time, just let us know. Our programs are specifically designed for grades 3 – 6. Admission: $5 per child for a guided tour. Teachers and parent chaperones are free with a group. www.farmamerica.org

School Tour Day Agenda 9.30 – Kids arrive 9.45 – Welcome and orientation

10.00 – Tour guides escort group out to the sites. Kids will spend 30 – 45 minutes at each site with the guides. 11.40 – Lunch (Students bring their own sack lunch) 12.40 – Tour continues to the final sites. 2.00 – Tour ends


1850’s Settlement Experience rural life in the 1850’s - the covered wagon settlers arrived in, their first dwelling dug out of the sod, a cabin, smoke house, garden and barn. The one-room schoolhouse and country church followed as a community developed.

1930’s Farm Site The 1930’s farm site, complete with house, barns, farm animals, and windmill is one of the most popular sites. Here, each child will be able to try their hand at milking a real live goat!

What do kids say about Farmamerica? • “Farmamerica was very fun. My favourite was the schoolhouse and milking the goats. I also liked the dugout and the church and the covered wagon.” • “I loved all the animals and the 1930’s homestead.”

Farmamerica: The Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center 7367 360th Avenue, Waseca, MN 56093 Phone: (507) 835-2052 Web: www.farmamerica.org


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We can help create an experience for your class or group large or small‌Everything from storytelling and lectures to dance presentations and workshops‌ at our location or yours. The Culture camp incorporates presentations, workshops, storytelling and lectures in a primitive camping experience. Stay in a tipi overnight and eat traditional American Indian foods when you attend our culture Camp.

Here we set up Here we set up a tipi for a school, introduced the kids to a little Pow Wow style music , dance and then did storytelling with a little History about tribal life 200 years ago thrown in. This presentation ran 45 minutes for each class.

This group was looking to learn a little more about their tribal ways by creating a pipestone pipe at our store in Pipestone. We spent two days carving and sanding. As with all our workshops important cultural information and a tour of the quarries were part of the learning. Smaller projects such as carving arrowheads can be done in about an hour.

Drumming and singing is always a fun way to introduce a culture to children and adults alike. Everyone here went away with a new understanding of music.

After a workshop our students learn more about what they have created and share some ideas. This was a weekend long pipemaking class done in Switzerland. Evening lectures on tribal histories and stories about the Pipestone Quarries were part of the workshop.

Keepers PO Box 24 Pipestone, MN. 56164 * www.pipekeepers.org * pipe@iw.net * 507-825-3734


St ep B a c k In T im e a n d E x per ien c e O u r T r ib a l H ist o r y I am Bud Johnston Ojibewa I have been learning about my tribal culture all my life. My Grandpa was a spiritual man for my people my grandmother a healer. I was taught to always be proud of my tribal heritage. I feel it is important to share this pride and my culture with others. As a storyteller I can share my history and culture in the same way it was traditional passed on through Origin Stories. (Bud’s cell phone 605-595-5229) I am Rona Johnston Cherokee I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been sharing my rich tribal culture with children for more than 20 years. I am an artist and have done everything from making traditional regalia, to beadwork, to carving, drawing and painting. (Rona’s cell phone 605-376-5712)

Ideas for workshop and options for the culture camps These or similar activities can be tailored for your group depending on age and group size. Workshops under 1 hour Workshop taking several hours Pipestone Carving a small item like arrowhead Making Dream Catchers Making a medicine bag Beaded Animals made into charms/earrings Field trip to Identify Native Plants Introduction Drumming and singing Introduction Native American Indian Dance

Pipestone Carving a pipe Making a Hand drum Making a Pipe bag or large leather bag Making Moccasins or other clothing Learning to Identify Native Plants Wrap quillwork a strip Any style of beadwork

Presentations and demonstrations Storytelling Native American Indian Dance styles History of Early tribal housing styles History of Native American Indian Clothing History of Pipestone Quarries Demonstrating Pipestone carving History & meaning of beads and decorations Indian Removal and reservation period What does it mean to be Indian Today What was it like to live in a tipi Demonstrating Beadwork Demonstrating Quillwork Demonstrating sweet grass basket making Native American Indian contributions to the world Keepers PO Box 24 Pipestone MN. 56164 * www.pipekeepers.org * pipe@iw.net * 507-825-3734


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DESTINATION LISTINGS - SE MN Amish Tours of Harmony Arrowhead Bluff Museum Austin’s Mohair Big Valley Ranch Riding Academy Cabela's Cascade Meadow Coffee Mill Ski Area Commonweal Theatre Company Eagle Bluff ELC Ed’s Museum in Historic Wykoff Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions Faribault Woolen Mills Great River Shakespeare Festival Historic Forestville • A MnHS Site Historic Mayowood Mansion Hormel Historic Home Houston Nature Center • Home of Alice the Owl Jay C Hormel Nature Center Jon Hassler Theater Lanesboro Art Center Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery LARK Toys Mississippi Explorer Cruises MN Marine Art Museum MN State Public School Orphanage Museum Mystery Cave State Park at Historic Forestville

Harmony Wabasha Harmony Winona Owatonna Rochester Wabasha Lanesboro Lanesboro Wykoff Faribault Faribault Winona Preston Rochester Austin Houston Austin Plainview Lanesboro Lanesboro Kellogg La Crescent Winona Owatonna Preston

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SOUTHEASTERN REGION SE Minnesota Advertisers Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions • Faribault Historic Forestville / MnHS • Preston Lark Toy Company • Kellogg National Eagle Center • Wabasha Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism • Owatonna Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat • Lake City Reptile & Amphibian (RAD) Zoo • Owatonna

DESTINATION LISTINGS - SE MN, continued National Eagle Center

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50 Pembroke Ave • Wabasha, MN 55981 • www.nationaleaglecenter.org • eileen@nationaleaglecenter.org Interactive exhibits and live educational programs featuring a rescued eagle, and their biology, ecology & cultural history.

National Trout Center Niagara Cave Olmsted County History Center Olmsted County Waste to Energy Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo Page Theatre at Saint Mary's University Paradise Center for the Arts Paramount Theatre Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat on Lake Pepin Pickwick Mill Polish Cultural Institute Quarry Hill Nature Center R&S Hillside Alpacas Red Wing Environmental Learning Center Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum Reptile & Amphibian Discovery (RAD) Zoo River Bend Nature Center Rochester Art Center Rochester Civic Theatre Rochester Repertory Theatre Company Rochester World Festival Schech’s Mill Sheldon Theatre Slim's Woodshed & Museum SPAM Museum Spring Grove SWIM Center Steam Engine Museum & Threshing Festival Steele County Fair Stone House Trail Rides Sveen Wagon & Sleigh Rides Village of Yesteryear/Steele County Historical Society Watkins Museum & Store Welch Village Ski Resort Wilder Museum Winona County Historical Society

Preston Harmony Rochester Rochester Owatonna Byron Winona Faribault Austin Lake City Winona Winona Rochester Dodge Center Red Wing Red Wing Owatonna Faribault Rochester Rochester Rochester Rochester Caledonia Red Wing Harmony Austin Spring Grove Mabel Owatonna Preston Lanesboro Owatonna Winona Welch Spring Valley Winona

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From its beginnings, Faribault has consistently gained national recognition as an educational center. This is due in large measure to the efforts of Bishop Henry Whipple who developed the first Cathedral in the United States in Faribault and also developed a system of interrelated churches and schools. Because of Faribault’s history and what it continues to provide, Faribault gained the nickname: the "Athens of the West". Faribault is proud to have 43 individual properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making it the most historically honored city in Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities. Faribault is also honored to have the: Alexander Faribault House (one of the first framed houses in southern MN), Faribault Woolen Mill Company (see how they are using corn to make blankets!), Paradise Center for the Arts (student are classes offered), State Academies for the Deaf & Blind and the Ivan Whillock woodcarving studio (woodcarving classes are offered).

GoldStar Amusements Faribault is the Home of the Tilt-A-Whirl! Recently the manufacturing facility was purchased by GoldStar Amusements who will still manufacture Tilt-A-Whirl cars among many other rides. Tours of the facility are open to any groups and seeing how these rides work is a great opportunity to learn physics and math. GoldStar Amusements is a family operated business with a rich history in the carnival industry.

River Bend Nature Center Whether you're part of a home school association or seeking science programs just for your students, River Bend offers a form of program for you! Programs offered: Winter Animal Tracking, Winter Fun: Snowshoes & Kicksleds, Maple Sugaring: History & Science, Survival of Plants & Animals, Water: Exploring Aquatic Habitats.


Faribault Energy Park Faribault Energy Park creates electrical energy, but it also serves as a working educational classroom about energy and the environment to better understand energy generation, especially environmentally friendly ways to generate electricity. The facility is an attractive, approachable campus, including public access to walking, fishing, bird watching and other recreational activities - hence the name: Faribault Energy Park.

Shattuck St. Mary’s School & STEM School Students, teachers and kids of all ages are welcome to come and explore the new STEM School (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Shattuck St. Mary’s has earned the reputation internationally as one of the top college preparatory schools in the world but its new STEM school is open to students at any age to come and explore for the day, weekend or longer with specially designed programs. In 2011, Shattuck St. Mary’s built the state of the art STEM facility, its first new academic building on campus in more than 80 year’s. The STEM Academy is an outreach effort to engage students throughout the region in STEM activities. Students, teachers and kids of all ages are welcome to come and explore this fascinating school and its new STEM Academy.

Have questions? Todd is here to help! Contact Todd Ginter for more information today (507) 334-4381 or (800) 658-2354 todd@visitfaribault.com

530 Wilson Avenue • Faribault, MN 55021 www.visitfaribault.com


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The Owatonna Tourism Department offers services to tour operators, show/event planners, even families looking to plan a weekend getaway!

GROUP TOUR PLANNING SeRvIceS Step on Tour Guide Services for the following Tours: – Owatonna Community Bus Tour – Historic Walking Tour – Historic Downtown Tours – National Farmers’ Bank Tour customized Tour Itineraries are available upon request.

GUIded GROUP TOUR PRIcING The Tourism department offers Step-On Tour Guide Services to personalize your experience for the following fees: – $75 per day for groups up to 25 – $120 per day for group of 26-40 – $150 per day for group of 41 or more For a guided tour of Louis Sullivan’s National Farmers’ Bank cost is $3 per person (for groups of up to 15 people) or $50 per group (for groups of 15 or more people).

vISITOR INFORmATION & AReA cOUPONS – visitor Guides & Brochures available for event participants – maps for escort/driver to get your attendees around Owatonna safely and conveniently – Welcome Bags for all attendees including area coupons, brochures, pens and other Owatonna memorabilia

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Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat Cruises

Fireworks on the “Pearl”

Sunsets on the “Pearl”

May - October Charter & Public Cruises on Beautiful Lake Pepin Lake Pepin Historical & Environmental Education Field Trip Cruises Seating for up to 125 People Upper Level - Open air with a Canopy Lower Level - Air Conditioned and Heated Restrooms Onboard • Snacks Available For more information and to reserve your charter cruise, call: Lake Pepin Paddleboat, Inc. • Lake City, MN 1-651-345-5188 • www.lakepepinpaddleboat.com


Pearl of the Lake Paddleboat

Students from Bavaria

Field Trip Cruises on Lake Pepin in the Port of Lake City

Bicycling on the “Pearl”

Dancing on the “Pearl”

“Pearl of the Lake” is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800’s. True to tradition, her only means of propulsion is the twin paddlewheels in the stern. Birding on the “Pearl” Her name emphasizes the historic significance shared by paddlewheel boats and the freshwater pearl industry on the upper Mississippi River. The mussels that produce fresh water pearls are very sensitive to pollution and an important indicator of water clarity. It is our mission to help educate people about the history and environmental factors that impact our great River.


Visit  the  Rep*le  &  Amphibian  Discovery  Zoo  RAD  Zoo   Come and experience Minnesota’s premier reptile destination. Newly opened in Oct. 2009 we are already one of the world’s largest reptile displays and an opportunity for a fun adventure. Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and amphibian world including snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salamanders. Our zoo is home to 150 kinds of animals from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic recreations of their native environments. Gaze upon “Big Al” the monster 12 foot-long alligator and “Bella” the 14 foot-long python.

 

Catch our daily “Everglades Encounter” show focusing on the animals of the Florida swamp, followed by an opportunity to pet an alligator or a snake.

Bring your Group to the Zoo School Groups/Daycares School Teachers are always free at the zoo Students: $5 each Extra Chaperones: $6 each Group Discounts (10 paying people or more) Kids age 0 – 2: free Kids: $5 each Teens and Adults: $6 each Fun for Scouting groups, 4-H groups, Home School groups, Church


groups, etc. Must schedule in advance

Camping With Crocodiles Have you ever wondered what some of the reptiles do at night while we are sleeping? Well now is your chance to find out with our “Camping with Crocodiles� overnight events at the zoo. This can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday nights during the Spring, Fall, or Winter Who Can Come? The Camp-In program is designed for kids grades Kindergarten and up and their adult leaders. There needs to be a minimum adult-to-youth ratio of 1:10 within your group. There is a minimum group size of 20 people and a maximum of 100.

Location We are located at 3297 N County Road 45 in Owatonna, MN Phone #: 1-888-4-RADZOO Website: www.theradzoo.com


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Saint Paul Hastings Afton Bloomington Saint Paul Lindstrom Saint Paul Minneapolis Blaine Delano Apple Valley Saint Paul Minneapolis Minneapolis Saint Paul Saint Paul MInneapolis Excelsior Minneapolis Minneapolis Saint Paul Burnsville Coon Rapids Andover Burnsville Minneapolis Excelsior

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TWIN CITIES METRO REGION DESTINATION LISTINGS - TWIN CITIES METRO, continued Camp TEKO Carpenter Nature Center Cascade Bay Waterpark Cathedral of St Paul Changing Gaits Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Childrens Theatre Company Cinco de Mayo Circus Juventas Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Como Town Cowles Center for Dance and the Arts Dakota City Heritage Village Dakota County Historical Society & Museum Deer Lake Orchard Depot Minneapolis Ice Rink Dodge Nature Center Dreamland Arts Eden Prairie Players Community Theatre Edina Aquatic Center Eidem Homestead Eko Backen Snow Tubing & Waterslides Ellingson Car Museum Eloise Butler Wildflower & Bird Sanctuary Eveland Family Farm Extreme Sandbox Fantasy Corral Fawndoerosa Wildlife Educational Park Feed My Starving Children Festival of Nations Firefighters Hall & Museum Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts Folsom House - A MnHS Site Fort Snelling Military Museum Foshay Tower Museum & Deck Franconia Sculpture Park Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum FurEver Wild - Home of Wolves, Woods & Wildlife Gale Woods Farm Gammelgarden Museum Gibbs Museum of Pioneer & Dakotah Life Goldstein Museum of Design Grand Hand Gallery Grand Slam Coon Rapids Grand Slam Burnsville Great Clips IMAX Theater Green Acres Recreation Gremlin Theatre Guthrie Theater

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HAIRSPRAY Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Chanhassen

DESTINATION LISTINGS - TWIN CITIES METRO, continued Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza Hennepin County Government Center Hennepin History Museum HHH Metrodome / Mall of America Field Historic Fort Snelling - A MnHS Site Historic Theatre Group (Orpheum, State, Pantages) History Theater Illusion Theater In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Center International Festival of Burnsville Irish Fair of Minnesota James J. Hill House - A MnHS Site Jungle Theater Lakewood Cemetery Tours Landmark Center Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts LeDuc Mansion Historic Site Lyric Arts Camps & Workshops MagiQuest at Mall of America Mall of America Marine Mill - A MnHS Site Medina Entertainment Center MetroConnections Midtown Global Market Mill City Museum - A MnHS Site Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis Queen Minnehaha Depot - A MnHS Site Minnetonka Orchards Minnetonka Center for the Arts Mixed Blood Theater MN Air National Guard Museum MN Center for the Book Arts MN Children’s Museum MN Grown / Agricultural Marketing & Development MN History Center • A MnHS Site MN Humanities Center MN Landscape Arboretum

Hamel Minneapolis MInneapolis Minneapolis Saint Paul Minneapolis Saint Paul Minneapolis Minneapolis Burnsville Burnsville Saint Paul Saint Paul Minneapolis Minneapolis Saint Paul Mendota Heights Hastings Anoka Bloomington Bloomington Marine on the St Croix Medina Bloomington Minneapolis Minneapolis Minneapolis Minneapolis Minneapolis Minnetrista Minnetonka Minneapolis Saint Paul Minneapolis Saint Paul Saint Paul Saint Paul Saint Paul Chanhassen

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TWIN CITIES METRO REGION DESTINATION LISTINGS - TWIN CITIES METRO, continued MN Museum of American Art Saint Paul MN Opera Minneapolis MN Orchestra Minneapolis MN Renaissance Festival Shakopee MN State Capitol - A MnHS Site Saint Paul MN State Fair Saint Paul MN Streetcar Museum Minneapolis MN Swarm - Professional Lacrosse Team Saint Paul MN Transportation Museum Saint Paul MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Bloomington MN Vikings Eden Prairie MN Zoo Apple Valley Mu Performing Arts Minneapolis National Sports Center Blaine Noerenberg Memorial Park Orono Normandale Japanese Garden Bloomington North Country Woodshop Burnsville North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting North Saint Paul North West Company Fur Post - MnHS Site Pine City Northern Clay Center Minneapolis Northland Visions/Native Art & Gifts of the Northlands Minneapolis Old Log Theater Excelsior Oliver H. Kelley Farm - A MnHS Site Elk River Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Saint Paul Original Baseball Hall of Fame Museum of MN Minneapolis Outward Bound Twin Cities Saint Paul Padelford Riverboat Company Saint Paul Paradise Charter Cruises Excelsior Park Square Theater Saint Paul Pavek Museum of Broadcasting St Louis Park Penumbra Theater Saint Paul Pinehaven Orchards Wyoming Plymouth Playhouse / Troupe America Minneapolis ProKart Indoors Burnsville Public Theater of MN Hopkins Raptor Center Saint Paul Roseville Skating Center - The Oval Roseville RW Farms Compost Processing Tours Carver Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Saint Paul Saint Paul CVA Saint Paul Saint Paul Saints Baseball Saint Paul Saint Paul Winter Carnival Saint Paul Schubert Museum of Musical Instruments Saint Paul Science Museum of Minnesota Saint Paul Scott Cty Historical Society / Maurice Stans Museum Shakopee Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Bloomington Sibley House - A MnHS Site Mendota Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Plymouth Skyrock Farm Carousel Museum Hamel

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One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379 • www.valleyfair.com • cbauer@valleyfair.com Fun and educational! 75+ rides & attractions, including Planet Snoopy & Soak City Water Park, there’s something for all!

Vertical Endeavors Vertical Endeavors Voyageur Environmental Center Wabasha Street Caves Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Warden's House Museum Wargo Nature Center Water Park of America Way-Cool Cooking School Wells Fargo History Museum Western Hennepin County Pioneer Museum White Bear Lake Historical Society & Museum Wild Mountain and Taylors Falls Recreation

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37200 Wild Mountain Road, Box 235, Taylors Falls, MN 55084 • www.wildmountain.com • sara@wildmountain.com Offering field trips of fun and/or learning for classes & youth groups. Ask about our curriculum-based programs!

Wilderness Inquiry Wildlife Rehab Center Wildlife Science Center Wright County Historical Society Museum Xcel Energy Center Youth Performance Company YMCA Camp St Croix Zenon Dance Company

THERE’S MORE TO TARGET FIELD THAN BASEBALL Target Field Tours and the MN Twins

Minneapolis Roseville Columbus Buffalo Saint Paul Minneapolis Hudson Minneapolis

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FIELD TRIP CRUISES FOR CLASSES & YOUTH GROUPS

2012 EDUCATIONAL & RECREATIONAL RIVER CRUISES Join us for a narrated history cruise on one of the Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines Riverboats. Introduce your students, scouts, homeschoolers or youth group to the beautiful St Croix River area by taking them on this narrated cruise that will tell them about the fascinating history of the St Croix River as we cruise up and down the river by many historical sites, the scenic bluffs of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and Minnesota’s Afton State Park. Field Trip Cruises are for 90 minutes, and can be customized based on the needs of your class or youth group. They depart from Afton, MN or Hudson, WI. Both are conveniently located just off Interstate 94. GROUPS WE SERVE INCLUDE... Schools (Public, Private & Charter) Homeschool Groups & Co-ops Boy Scouts Girl Scouts American Heritage Girls Church Groups YMCA 4-H Youth Associations Youth Agencies and more...

DATES Monday through Friday April 15th through October 22nd 10am, 12pm, 2pm FARES Students/Youth of all grade levels $6.00 One complimentary chaperone for every 15 students. Additional adults are at the discounted rate of $6.00 LUNCH SPECIALS All beef hotdog with chips & a soft drink - $5.00 Lunch special must be ordered and paid for at least 7 days in advance of the cruise to receive this discounted price.

Call about our cruises for Prom & other special or professional events, too! Our boats can accommodate groups of 10-300 guests (50 minimum) and are perfect for all occasions. Contact our event coordinators today to set up your field trip cruise or next event on the St Croix River. Public cruises are also available when you just want to get away from it all...

Call Dan or Tracy Jo to discuss your field trip cruise and find out more • 651-436-8883


TAKE A FUN CRUISE ON THE BEAUTIFUL ST CROIX RIVER Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines • 3291 St Croix Trail South • Afton, MN 55001 651-436-8883 • www.stcroixrivercruises.com


Check Out Base Camp Field Trips! Base Camp is a place where expeditions begin—introducing young people from all communities to activities that build character, citizenship and fitness. At Base Camp young people of all ages and backgrounds will experience adventure right in the heart of the metro area! Base Camp’s mission is to connect all young people to interactive experiences that build healthy, contributing citizens of character and leaders for life. Base Camp is conveniently located near Fort Snelling offers interactive field trips in curriculum areas such as: • • • •

Team Building & Problem Solving, Leadership Development Outdoor Skills Physical Fitness

To learn more call us or visit our website today. Click HERE to Check out our Field Trip Video!

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Base Camp is owned and operated by the Northern Star Council, BSA. Our mission is to serve ALL youth of the greater Twin Cities Metro area through school field trips, lock-ins, retreats, summer camps and community group use.


Base Camp Offers: ♦Hands-On active

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Learn More About Base Camp: 1) Check out our website at www.explorebasecamp.org/ school.aspx for details and information on: •

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2) Schedule a tour at your convenience—(612) 767-0052 or (651) 254-9135.


Cathedral Heritage Foundation: Inspiring commitment to the Cathedral as a world-class treasure

Get a preview of your visit to the Cathedral by watching this virtual tour online at CathedralSaintPaulTour.org or purchase a copy of the DVD series from our online gift shop (cathedralsaintpaul.org/ online-store). All proceeds support efforts to preserve this historic landmark.

Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Cathedral of Saint Paul

Find treasures both human and divine The Cathedral of Saint Paul is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces in our nation. It enshrines priceless mosaics from the Vatican as well 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. Includes two grand pipe organs, an E.M. •  Skinner & Aeolian-Skinner, undergoing restoration to eventually have 86 ranks. In addition to its religious significance, the Cathedral serves as a patron of the arts & culture.

Here are a few examples: •  Annual concerts performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence, the University of Minnesota choirs, as well as international ensembles such as King’s College Choir and Westminster Cathedral Choir. •  Cathedral Community & Family Day, held the first Sunday in March, is a festive community open house. •  A permanent La Pietá, one of the few life-size marble replicas of Michelangelo’s masterpiece outside the Vatican. •  On-going collaborations with national and state historical preservation organizations.

If you’d like to help in the preservation of this great monument of faith and culture, contact the Cathedral Heritage Foundation at 651-357-1325 or visit cathedralheritagefoundation.org.

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 appointment necessary. Meet in the center aisle near the main altar. Self-guided booklets are available for purchase in the brochure racks and in the Welcome Center on the lower level. Group Tour reservations recommended. Private tours may be arranged by calling 651-228-1766 or e-mail: tours@cathedralsaintpaul.org Virtual Tour:

Watch on your smart phone or on your computer. CathedralSaintPaulTour.org T o u r D o n at i o n :

The Cathedral has one of the few life-size replicas of Michelangelo’s Pieta’s in North America. Thanks to a generous donor, the sculpture is now on permanent display. Be sure to stop at the LEGO replica of the Cathedral build by LEGO Ambassador Roy Cook. It measures 5’ w x 6’ l x 3 ½ h and used 50,000 bricks. The stained glass windows are made up of 2,000 translucent blue bricks from Spain.

A suggested donation of $2 for an adult and $1 for a child will help us care for the upkeep of this irreplaceable landmark; however, no one will be turned away. Parking is free. Directions:

Located at 239 Selby Avenue, at the corner of Summit Avenue and John Ireland Boulevard, on Cathedral Hill overlooking downtown St. Paul.


Eko Backen Snow Tubing Snow Tubing at EKO BACKEN! It’s the fun place to take your class, church group or family of all ages! • 3 different hills! • 4000 sq, ft. chalet • We make lots and lots of snow! Call us at 651-433-2422 or email us at jfraley25@frontiernet.net.

Affordable Field Trips and Group Outings Register online to win a FREE field trip at www.ekobacken.com.

We make people sing! Read on… “Thanks! The kids had an absolute blast tonight - they were singing all the way home. THANK YOU again for sharing your fine facilities with us. Take care.” ~ Wendy B, Spring Lake Park School

“Thanks again for yesterday, 130 kids had a great time!” ~ John B., Athletic Coordinator Bloomington

“We had such a great time last year, we want to come back.” ~ Jeff, Health Department Leader Andover High School

• Visit us online at ekobacken.com

“John, I wanted to send you an email thanking you and your staff for the wonderful event on Friday night. My kids loved it! We had a blast and your staff was absolutely wonderful! They were kind and helpful and did whatever they could to accommodate our group. Thanks again for an outstanding event! God’s Blessings!” ~ Annie, Crossview Lutheran Church

“Hi, I’m a teacher at the Osseo Secondary. We have brought a group of students out to Eko Backen snow-tubing the past few years and have LOVED it every year! We’re hoping to bring a group this year too! Thank you.” ~ Kristi, Osseo Secondary

• Located 6 miles east of Forest Lake • Phone: 651.433.2422 www.ekobacken.com


Eko Backen Field Trips

Follow a treasure map. Organize a posse after the bad guys. Celebrate your team championship. Have a birthday. Or just enjoy the view! These are just some of the things your group can do on an Eko Backen field trip. Just let us know how many are in your group, when you want to visit, and what you want to do. Call us at 651-433-2422 or email us at jfraley25@frontiernet.net.

Go fly a kite. Take a hike. 20 acres of green grass for running, jumping, rolling down the hill. Play mini-golf, horseshoes, bocce ball, soccer, basketball or badminton. Frogs, fish and butterflies are available… no charge. You will scream in delight on your ride down the “simply awesome” world class waterslides. Pack light, Eko Backen provides everything you need for a fun filled adventure.

Have a sack race, mini golf tournament, gospel singing, or just hang out. Concessions available or bring lunches. The entire park may be reserved for your group of 100 or more.

What can you think of for your group? • For groups of 25 or more • Visit us online at ekobacken.com • Located 6 miles east of forest lake


Minnesota’s Largest Ethnic Celebratioη



may 5 – 8, 2011

presented by the International Institute of Minnesota



st. paul rivercentre • www.festivalofnations.com • 651.647.0191

Thu May 5 Fri May 6

Student Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

General Public Hours: Fri May 6 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sat May 7 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Sun May 8 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Educational Exhibits Delectable Ethnic Foods International Bazaar Guest Entertainment Hands-on Ethnic Demonstrations

Marketplaces of the World

Since 1932, the Festival of Nations has been committed to providing a superior educational and multicultural experience. Students will get the opportunity to share a sense of dignity in our respective ethnic heritage in a fun and festive atmosphere. Teachers can receive up to six hours of time toward the renewal of their teaching license. We also offer students and teachers activities to supplement the learning experience of the Festival. All student tickets must be purchased in advance through the Festival of Nations office. Please see our website for forms and information. The Festival of Nations is wheelchair accessible.


At the Festival of Nations, 90 different ethnic groups from around the world will share their foods, crafts and traditions that form the mosaic of our American culture. Enjoy one of the nation’s largest and longest running multicultural events and discover that there is so much more to who we are.

37 authentic ethnic Cafés

60 cultural & educational Exhibits featuring over 300 items

75 ethnic dance ensembles and musicians focused on this year’s theme: Marketplaces of the World

35 art demonstrations

from all over the world providing continuous performances

55 international Bazaar booths, by skilled artisans of different cultures

each from a different country, selling clothing, jewelry, toys & other goods

mini Language area

provided by Concordia Language Villages


2011-2012 Season

Education Group Information A Civil War Christmas

PASSPORT

An American Musical Celebration

by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel

November 19 – December 18, 2011

TO HISTORY

1864 It is Christmastime in Washington, DC. President Lincoln is trying to heal the wounds of a nation. Soldiers are bravely holding on to the promise of a brighter future for their country. And people of every walk of life long for wholeness as Christmas Eve draws near. This epic musical incorporates music of the era to give voice to the many characters living and working in Washington, D.C. during the final days of the Civil War. Filled with intrigue and surprise, this Christmas musical reveals a world that is simultaneously torn apart by war and held together by the hope for redemption. Recommended for students grades 7 – 12. MAKE A DAY OF IT: Following the performance of A Civil War Christmas continue your student’s exploration of The Civil War at the Minnesota

History Center. Your students will get closer to the story through a special presentation about Charley Goddard, who was 15 years old when he enlisted in the First Minnesota Regiment of Infantry. By role-playing and examining primary sources, students follow Charley’s Civil War journey, from Fort Snelling to Gettysburg and elsewhere.

►►►►►►►►►►►►►►► 1968: The Year That Rocked the World

PASSPORT

January 21 – February 19, 2012 at the Minnesota History Center

TO HISTORY

by Reggie Edmunds, Matt Smart, Kim Hines, Kevin Kautzman, Rhiana Yazzi, Dominic Orlando, & Christina Ham

1968 A year of extremes. Of war and love. Of brave beginnings and tragic endings. Of political and social upheaval. Of hatred and hope. History Theatre brings some of the most explosive events and personalities of 1968 on to the stage with seven distinct perspectives on the year that rocked the world. The War in Vietnam, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy, the Mexico Olympics, Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert H. Humphrey, the election of Richard Nixon, and even the Apollo 8 mission broadcast on Christmas Eve. These events are surrounded by the unforgettable music of the era that entertained and reflected on a world in chaos. Recommended for students grades 8 – 12. MAKE A DAY OF IT: 1968: The Year That Rocked the World will be presented at the Minnesota History Center in tandem with The 1968 Exhibit. See the show, have some lunch, and then take your students through an an ambitious multi-media exhibit that will take visitors through the relentless year of culture-shifting, life-changing, memory-stamping events.

Coco’s Diary

Adapted from the diary of Clotilde Irvine

by Ron Peluso & Bob Beverage

March 3 – 25, 2012

1927 The trials and tribulations of a 13-year-old girl never seem to change: sibling rivalry, boys, school dances, boys, homework, and… boys! Young Clotilde “Coco” Irvine, is the daughter of a lumber baron living in a fashionable Summit Avenue mansion in 1927. For Christmas she is given a diary in which she faithfully chronicles her thirteenth year. Coco’s Diary leads audiences on a winsome romp alongside our smart, adventurous, mischievous heroine surrounded by the beguiling music of the 1920s. It is a charming, funny and delightful entertainment for the entire family. Recommended for students grades 5 – 12. MAKE A DAY OF IT: Give your students a first-hand look at the life of Summit Avenue residents in the early 1900s with a tour of the James J. Hill House. Tours emphasize the life and career of the Hill household, the architecture and interior design of the house, and the technological systems that provided heat, power, light, and communication for a “Gilded Age” home in the era of industrialization.


Compelling Stories • Meaningful Entertainment Provide an unforge able experience to your students at History Theatre where historic and contemporary issues are brought to life on stage. History Theatre provides educa on groups with a unique opportunity to explore history, social issues, and contemporary theatre through engaging live performances and educa onal resources. Professional ar sts bring the stories to life on our stage and History Theatre provides suppor ng materials that help educators bring the connec ons to life in the classroom. From post-show discussions to play guides to in-class ar st residencies, History Theatre provides opportuni es for students in grades 5 – 12 and college to be engaged on many levels with the people and events that have shaped the history of Minnesota, the Midwest, and America.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, History Theatre is able to offer deeply discounted tickets and bussing reimbursement to groups coming to St. Paul from Greater Minnesota to attend TO HISTORY the A Civil War Christmas or 1968: The Year That Rocked the World and see special exhibit about The Civil War or The 1968 Exhibit. Ask about eligibility and restrictions!

PASSPORT

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

All producƟons meet the following EducaƟon Minnesota benchmarks: Language Arts

► Demonstrate how literary works reflect the historical contexts that shaped them. ► Read, analyze and cri que drama c selec ons by comparing and contras ng ways in which character, scene, dialogue and staging contribute to the theme and the drama c effect

Theater

► Consider actors’ approaches to performing their characters and if those approaches support the expression of the play’s meaning. ► Explore significance of the play; compare/contrast with other works, describe historical/cultural significance style and genre; iden fy purpose or func on of selected play

Media Arts

► Understand the connec on between media arts and other disciplines outside the arts.

Groups traveling between 40 and 200 miles to a end a performance at History Theatre are eligible to apply for funds to help cover the cost of bussing to St. Paul. • School groups are eligible to receive a bus reimbursement* of up to $400.00 per bus (up to $2,000 per school). • Community Groups are eligible to receive a bus reimbursement* of up to $500.00 per bus (up to $1,000 per group).

AddiƟonal Perks: • Convenient bus unloading • Lively post-show discussions • Play guides, curricula, & promo onal materials • Restaurants within 3 blocks

*Reimbursement is available while grant funds last.

EducaƟon Group Ticket Prices: • Student Groups: All Seats $10

Jill Vaughn, Group Sales Manager 651.292.4320 • JVaughn@HistoryTheatre.com


Mall of America is the place for school trips! And…we are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year! Can you believe it? More than 800 million visitors from throughout the world have visited MOA™ during the last two decades, including about 12,000 groups annually. With more than 500 stores, no sales tax on clothing or shoes, family attractions galore, 50 restaurants and 400 (free) events each year, MOA is a leading group destination. We appreciate your support over the years. As a special thank you, we will extend our travel planner postcard promotion to student groups through 2012, allowing you to redeem it for free Mall of America Coupon Books (over $2,000 in savings per book this year!) and shopping bags for each member of your group. Please contact Romy Ecker at romy.ecker@moa.net to request a postcard. Over the coming months, in honor of our 20th anniversary, MOA will host many unique events, welcome more world-class stores and offer special promotions and discounts to our guests. As always, you can visit our online Group Travel Planner to assist in planning your next trip to MOA: www.mallofamerica.com/visit.

EVENTS AT MALL OF AMERICA DIANA: A CELEBRATION SATURDAY, FEB. 4 - SUNDAY, JUNE 10 See website for hours | Level 4, East

Enjoy an award-winning exhibition celebrating the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales. Direct from England, the exhibition will feature nine galleries with over 150 objects including Diana's royal wedding gown, 28 designer dresses, family heirlooms, personal mementos, priceless jewels and rare home movies. Event details and admission prices available here. Mall of America® offers attractive discounts for student groups of 15+ people. Tickets are date specific and can be picked up at the exhibit box office at MOA. For full details, contact the MOA Group Sales team at 952-883-8809 or groupsales@mallofamerica.com.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT MALL OF AMERICA®

www.mallofamerica.com/events

Thursday, March 8 - Monday, March 12: Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Event Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18: Lifestyle Bike Expo Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1: MN Monthly Chef Challenge Sunday, May 13: Race for the Cure Thursday, May 17 - Sunday, May 20: Bead & Button Show Saturday, Aug. 11: MOA™ 20th Anniversary Thursday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 16: ScrapFest Thursday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Sept. 20: Experience Jamaica

GROUP ACTIVITIES/FIELD TRIPS AT MALL OF AMERICA® RESERVATION FORMS AVAILABLE AT: MALLOFAMERICA.COM/FIELD-TRIPS

ORIENTATION TOUR: $6.50 PER PERSON A tourism representative takes your group on a 45 minute walking tour to hear about history, development and architectural design of the Mall. Each member receives a Mall of America® Coupon Book and shopping bag ($13.95 value). The book features over 250 offers at stores, restaurants and attractions.

STUDENT PRESENTATION: $6.50 PER PERSON Student groups can enjoy an informative presentation on Mall of America®. A representative will speak to your group about the business/marketing aspects of the Mall and can tailor the presentation to fit the curriculum of your class. Each student receives a voucher for a FREE ICEE ($4 value).

MALLQUEST SCAVENGER HUNT/STUDENT PRESENTATION COMBO: $12.95 PER PERSON Follow your student presentation with a fun and informative scavenger hunt! Teams are given 60 minutes to find as many correct stores, attractions and products as possible with their classmates in 60 minutes. Each team is provided ride tickets for Nickelodeon Universe® to earn bonus points. A fun team-building activity! Scavenger hunts can be in combination with the student presentation or as a separate activity. Each student receives a voucher for a FREE ICEE ($4 value).

MOA™ MUSIC SERIES Mall of America® has an opportunity for school and community groups to perform in front of the thousands of guests that enter our doors each day. The MOA Music Series runs January through mid-November and is available on select days each month. For more details, please contact Romy Ecker at romy.ecker@moa.net.

GROUP CONTACT INFORMATION To book a group tour or find out more about student activities at Mall of America®, contact Romy Ecker at 952.883.8499 or by email at romy.ecker@moa.net.


Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Boulevard West St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 651-259-3400 www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

Located near the State Capitol in downtown St. Paul, the History Center features innovative school programs and interactive exhibits including “Open House: If these Walls Could Talk” and “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, the War, the Boom.” Visit www.mnhs.org/hcfieldtrips for a complete list of exhibits and programs. To book, call 651-259-3400 or visit www.mnhs.org/fieldtriprequest.

MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER “Our lesson was superbly organized and taught.”

Museum Package

Select one of these activities to help your students examine artifacts and uncover stories in the History Center’s exhibits. $5 per student. Teachers/ chaperones free. Explore Grades Pre–K, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–9 and 10–12 Students become “history detectives” and dig deeper into exhibit themes and content when they answer questions using our Explore booklets, customized for grade levels listed above.

Museum Marvels Grades Pre–K, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–9 and 10–12 While exploring the museum, each student seeks out an object that is truly a “marvel” to him or her. Chaperones receive cameras to take photos of the students next to their favorite things, and students answer questions about their choices. Past participants have used the pages to make a class book and to decorate school hallways.

Now on Display Grades Pre–K, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–9 and 10–12 Take on the role of an exhibit curator! Students receive a booklet to help them create their own museum. Using organizing themes, students explore our exhibits to find items that will fit into a museum of their own. History Day students can select a booklet with this year’s theme, “Revolution, Reaction and Reform in History”— a great way to get them started on their History Day projects.

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Minnesota Historical Society Field Trips 2011–2012


The 1968 Exhibit

The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

Oct. 14, 2011 through Feb. 20, 2012 Grades 6–12 1968 was the turning point for a generation— a year that saw the peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, riots at the Democratic National Convention and many other landmark events. This extraordinary year comes to life for your students through immersive environments, artifacts and interactives in a new exhibit, which kicks off its national tour at the History Center.

See the History Theatre’s 1968 play during your field trip Take your class to see 1968: The Year That Rocked The World when you visit the History Center. Ask about combo tickets when you book.

FREE Educator Exhibit Preview • Tues., Oct. 11 • 3–7 p.m. Join us for a free tour of The 1968 Exhibit, teaching ideas, goody bags and light refreshments... plus prize giveaways and a 10% discount in the museum stores. Reservations required. Go to tickets.mnhs.org or call 651-259-3402.

April 3–June 3, 2012

Grades K–12 A rare opportunity for your students to see an original 1787 print of the United States Constitution and the 1789 U.S. House and Senate printings of the Bill of Rights. Plus, see Minnesota’s TWO Constitutions — one signed by Democrats and one signed by Republicans, because intense rivalry kept them from signing the same document during the 1857 constitutional convention. Museum staff will be on hand to help engage your students in the history of these important documents.

The 1968 Exhibit was created by the Minnesota History Center, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California.

Museum-Plus Package

The Museum-Plus Package includes one activity listed to the left, plus a 50-minute classroom lesson that brings students in contact with the real stuff of history— documents, photos, objects and more! Select a lesson below to enhance your trip. Maximum 30 students per lesson. $7 per student. Teachers/chaperones free. Visit www.mnhs.org/hcfieldtrips for descriptions. Grades Grades Grades Grades

K–3 I’ve Got an Idea! Stories of Minnesota Inventors K–3 Dakota Children K–3 Packing an Immigrant’s Trunk K–3 When I Was a Kid

Museum-Plus Includes a History Player Lesson Option Students step back in time to meet a costumed character from Minnesota’s past as they help solve a problem. Grades K–3 Maud Hart Lovelace (1892–1980) Children’s book author Grades 1–4 John Beargrease (1858–1910) Ojibwe mail carrier

Grades 3–12 Indians and the Fur Trade

Grades 3–6 Harriet Bishop (1817–1883) St. Paul’s first public school teacher Grades 3–6 George Nelson (1786–1859) Fur trade clerk Grades 3–6 Frederick McKinley Jones (1893–1961) African-American inventor of the refrigerated truck and more

Grades 4–8 How Did You Think of That? Minnesota Invents Grades 4–8 Logging in Minnesota

Grades 6–12 Thomas Lyles (1843–1920) African-American community activist and entrepreneur

Grades 4–12 Minnesota in the Civil War Grades 4–12 They Chose Minnesota Grades 5–12 Rebuilding Shattered Lives: The Refugee Experience in Minnesota Grades 5–12 Generations of an Ojibwe Family Grades 6–12 Introduction to History Day Grades 6–12 Jump Start Your History Day Project Grades 6–12 Library Matters

History Player Frederick McKinley Jones

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2012 Holiday Children’s Show November 13 - December 31, 2012

This funny and enchanting retelling of Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale is a great way to introduce youngsters to the magic and fun of live theater. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD • SHOW TIMES & PRICES Weekday Performances 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Shows: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays November 13 thru December 21. Also 10:00 a.m. shows on Wednesday Dec. 26, Thursday Dec. 27 & Friday Dec. 28. Tickets: $9.00 for groups of ten or more on weekdays. There is no charge for teachers. No advance guarantee is required when you make a reservation and no money down. Simply pay with one check or credit card when you come. Please call 952-474-5951 to make arrangements. (Please note: Parents who wish to attend weekday school performances with their child should make arrangements through the school not the theater box office.)

ABOUT THE OLD LOG THEATER

Recognized as one of the most popular theaters in the U.S., the Old Log offers contemporary plays and comedies year-round and the theater’s company of Equity actors include some of the finest talent in the Midwest. Set on 10 acres near the shores of historic Lake Minnetonka in the western Twin Cities, the Old Log combines rustic charm, a serene setting, a 350-seat restaurant for pre-show dining and a spacious 629-seat auditorium.

5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN 55331 952-474-0848 • 866-653-5951 • www.oldlog.com • info@oldlog.com

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Summer Children’s Show June 19 - August 4, 2012

Illustration by David Hohn

The eccentric Mr. Toad sets the pace for adventure in this high-spirited comedy when he discovers an untamable passion for fast cars. His reckless escapades behind the wheel soon lands him in jail and it’s up to his loyal friends, Mole, Ratty and Badger, to clear his good name. Adapted from Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s book, “The Wind in the Willows”, this heart-warming musical adaptation is great fun for all ages.

MR TOAD’S WILD ADVENTURE • SHOW TIMES & PRICES Weekday Performances Offered for such groups as camps, day care centers, community education programs, vacation Bible schools and park and recreation programs. Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. / Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. / Fridays at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Individual Tickets: $16.00. Group discount rate: $9.00 for ten or more. All seating is reserved. Group Information: Group discount tickets are $9.00 for ten or more. (Individual ticket prices are $16.00 for children and adults.) There is no advance guarantee required for group reservations and no money down. Simply pay with one check or credit card when you come. Groups also receive one free ticket for a group leader for every ten tickets purchased. Additional adults in a group pay $9.00.  Groups may also bring along lunch for a picnic on our spacious grounds or in our dining room.  Please call 952-474-5951 to make group arrangements. Saturday Performances 10:00 a.m. July 7 / July 14 / July 21 / July 28 / August 4  Tickets: $16.00. Group discount rate of $9.00 for ten or more. All seating is reserved.


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Students will receive detailed information about their experience to take home as a souvenir! Advanced reservations required. Please call for additional details.

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The Church Basement Ladies

THEY’RE SINGIN’ & DANCIN’ in... A MIGHTY FORTRESS (is our basement)! It’s 1960 and Beverly gets her first pair of high heels for confirmation; Pastor announces his impending nuptials; Mrs Snustad and Mrs Gilmerson plan a food booth at the County Fair to raise money; and Mrs Engelson embarks on a spontaneous driving lesson. Through it all these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships. With more crazy antics, more great new songs, and more lessons reluctantly learned, the Church Basement Ladies are at it again in their new musical comedy, A MIGHTY FORTRESS (is our Basement).


The Church Basement Ladies dish it up AGAIN! It’s a MUSICAL COMEDY your students will love! Filled with stories, songs, and dance - it’s sung in everyone’s church basement - that tell about what we called SOCIAL NETWORKING when we were young. It’s all about how we laughed, lived, and loved.

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Wildlife Science Center Inspiring Relationships with the Wild The Wildlife Science Center is a non-profit, science based education facility that is home to the largest captive population of privately maintained wolves in the United States. Other resident animals include: black bears, foxes, lynx, coyote, skunks, raccoons, New Guinea Highland dogs, birds of prey, and a porcupine. The science behind the programs is demonstrated through the hands-on wildlife training of professional biologists and students worldwide, research involving wolf physiology and behavior, and conservation efforts that provide critical assistance to `endangered species recovery programs such as the red wolf and Mexican gray wolf.

WILDLIFE PROGRAMS Programs are tailor-made for each and every audience! Every presentation can be general or specific for the goal oriented teacher or the biologist in all of us.

Scouts Bonfires Overnights Homeschoolers Child Care Centers Families Child Care Centers

Preschools Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Adult Groups Youth Groups Homeschoolers


VISITING HOURS WSC is open for public tours every Saturday throughout the year at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are not required for the Saturday general public tours. or Call ahead and schedule your group’s daytime program, evening wolf howl and bonfire, or overnight program.

SCHEDULE YOUR GROUP Programs may be scheduled Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and overnight throughout the year. Please call the Wildlife Science Center with possible dates and times that you would like to schedule your group. Also call for more details on programs, availability, and cost.

All of our programs are aligned with the Minnesota State Education Standards and can be designed to fit your specific educational needs. 5463 West Broadway Avenue, Columbus, MN 55025 www.wildlifesciencecenter.org 651-464-3993 wscinfo@wildlifesciencecenter.org


YMCA Camp St. Croix Located in Hudson, WI | 20 minutes east of the Twin Cities | 400 acres along the St. Croix River

Environmental Education Learn. Lead. Grow • • • • • •

Low staff-to-student ratio Programs designed for 8-300 Grades 1-12 1,2, and 3 Day Schedules Year-round Availability 400-acres to explore

The Camp St. Croix curriculum directly supports the Minnesota Graduation Standards and the Wisconsin Academic Standards. Our programs will: • promote and develop environmental

awareness and responsibility academic, social, community and outdoor education allow students to investigate key environmental concepts

Team Building Imagine. Inspire. Empower • • •

build teamwork enhance communication build self-confidence

Designed to promote open and honest discussion by participants, Camp St. Croix offers a comprehensive progression of team building formats to choose from. • • • •

Large and small Group Initiatives Two 30ft. Climbing Towers 6 High Rope Elements 2 Low Ropes Courses Over 20 elements

Reserve your dates November - February and receive 10% off when you mention Adventure Partners.

campstcroix.org | 715-386-4380 | 651-436-8428 | facebook.com/campstcroix


Financial assistance is available; please call to request an application. You need not be YMCA member to register for programs.

Retreats & Meetings Far from distraction; in the midst of inspiration; close to home. • • • •

Open year-round Lodging for over 200 Hearty Home-cooked meals Indoor and outdoor group spaces

You’ll find comfort and the right atmosphere here. Schedule one day or stay for a week. We can provide all of the amenities needed for a successful retreat or meeting. Currently Serving: • Church groups - Adult and Youth • Colleges • Sports Teams- College and High School • Staff Trainings • Scouts • Businesses

“Our camp leader was a perfect match for our children. He challenged, encouraged and taught them with kindness and respect.” – Maureen

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FIELD TRIP CRUISES FOR CLASSES & YOUTH GROUPS

2012 EDUCATIONAL & RECREATIONAL RIVER CRUISES Join us for a narrated history cruise on one of the Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines Riverboats. Introduce your students, scouts, homeschoolers or youth group to the beautiful St Croix River area by taking them on this narrated cruise that will tell them about the fascinating history of the St Croix River as we cruise up and down the river by many historical sites, the scenic bluffs of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and Minnesota’s Afton State Park. Field Trip Cruises are for 90 minutes, and can be customized based on the needs of your class or youth group. They depart from Afton, MN or Hudson, WI. Both are conveniently located just off Interstate 94. GROUPS WE SERVE INCLUDE... Schools (Public, Private & Charter) Homeschool Groups & Co-ops Boy Scouts Girl Scouts American Heritage Girls Church Groups YMCA 4-H Youth Associations Youth Agencies and more...

DATES Monday through Friday April 15th through October 22nd 10am, 12pm, 2pm FARES Students/Youth of all grade levels $6.00 One complimentary chaperone for every 15 students. Additional adults are at the discounted rate of $6.00 LUNCH SPECIALS All beef hotdog with chips & a soft drink - $5.00 Lunch special must be ordered and paid for at least 7 days in advance of the cruise to receive this discounted price.

Call about our cruises for Prom & other special or professional events, too! Our boats can accommodate groups of 10-300 guests (50 minimum) and are perfect for all occasions. Contact our event coordinators today to set up your field trip cruise or next event on the St Croix River. Public cruises are also available when you just want to get away from it all...

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TAKE A FUN CRUISE ON THE BEAUTIFUL ST CROIX RIVER Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines • 3291 St Croix Trail South • Afton, MN 55001 651-436-8883 • www.stcroixrivercruises.com


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YMCA Camp St. Croix Located in Hudson, WI | 20 minutes east of the Twin Cities | 400 acres along the St. Croix River

Environmental Education Learn. Lead. Grow • • • • • •

Low staff-to-student ratio Programs designed for 8-300 Grades 1-12 1,2, and 3 Day Schedules Year-round Availability 400-acres to explore

The Camp St. Croix curriculum directly supports the Minnesota Graduation Standards and the Wisconsin Academic Standards. Our programs will: • promote and develop environmental

awareness and responsibility academic, social, community and outdoor education allow students to investigate key environmental concepts

Team Building Imagine. Inspire. Empower • • •

build teamwork enhance communication build self-confidence

Designed to promote open and honest discussion by participants, Camp St. Croix offers a comprehensive progression of team building formats to choose from. • • • •

Large and small Group Initiatives Two 30ft. Climbing Towers 6 High Rope Elements 2 Low Ropes Courses Over 20 elements

Reserve your dates November - February and receive 10% off when you mention Adventure Partners.

campstcroix.org | 715-386-4380 | 651-436-8428 | facebook.com/campstcroix


Financial assistance is available; please call to request an application. You need not be YMCA member to register for programs.

Retreats & Meetings Far from distraction; in the midst of inspiration; close to home. • • • •

Open year-round Lodging for over 200 Hearty Home-cooked meals Indoor and outdoor group spaces

You’ll find comfort and the right atmosphere here. Schedule one day or stay for a week. We can provide all of the amenities needed for a successful retreat or meeting. Currently Serving: • Church groups - Adult and Youth • Colleges • Sports Teams- College and High School • Staff Trainings • Scouts • Businesses

“Our camp leader was a perfect match for our children. He challenged, encouraged and taught them with kindness and respect.” – Maureen

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“The production was OUTSTANDING! This is the most responsive the faculty and students have been to any lyceum or program on reading.” Mary G. Hanson, Principal Madelia Elementary, Madelia, MN.

“AWESOME...AWESOME...sign him up! Brian engages kids and adults, WE LOVED IT!” Julie Radcliffe Concordia Creative Learning, St. Paul, MN. “Brian is an excellent speaker that uses magic to captivate children of all ages. While performing ʻhis magicʼ he teaches the keys to successful conflict resolution.” -Deb Hart, Teacher, St. Clair Elementary “Much to our delight not only did the magic show fit the theme, but the show was outstanding!! The children and parents were very excited! The program was not only fun, but educational as well. What a wonderful way for our families to spend a night together and make lifelong memories. Investing a portion of our limited budget in ʻKids Who Read R COOL, was one of our best decisions!” Tobi Kreifels, Northport Elementary Brooklyn Center, MN.

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Shirley Hills El. Concord El. St. Mathias School Andover El. O.H. Anderson El. Risen Christ School Garden City El. Southview El. Blake School Gideon Pond El. Peter Hobart School Centerpointe El. Forest Lake El. Middleton El. Washburn El. Hayes El. Osceola El. Oakwood El. Sorteberg El. Ramsey El. Woodland El. Rockford El. Oakview El. Holy Trinity School St. Joseph’s School Madelia El. Pinewood El. Crooked Lake El. Mississippi El. Adams El. International School Northport El. Michael El. Sweeney El. Lake Elmo El. Hoover El. St. Francis Xavier Byrne El. Hidden Valley El. Island Lake El. Edgewood El. McCray El. Chisago Lakes El.

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Be A maze d by a Blind Magician!

This extraordinary Magician, who happens to be blind, captures the imagination of your children. His engaging blend of magic, music and comedy has entertained and inspired more than 3,000 audiences. He demonstrates how to maximize talents for greater achievement, as they laugh at his stunts, gags and jokes.

Children are fascinated by the wonder of a blind magician as they learn about: · Feeling comfortable around people’s differences · Perseverance and overcoming challenges · Discovering their own talents and abilities

What people say.... "The humor and visibility of the tricks were great! Everyone had so much fun-even the middle school kids were impressed-and got it." Danette Grimsrud, Treasurer, Sartell, MN “He demonstrated abilities rather than perceived disabilities. Kids were engaged and attentive the entire time. His family involving approach will help us retain adult participation in the Scouting program.” Kevin Balfanz, Cub Pack 249 Fillmore Central Elementary/Middle School, Preston, MN “Jeff was funny and put on a wonderful show. He's an inspiration.” Linda Hanka, Director, Community Corner Brooklyn Center "His show reflected his story and drive and love of life." – Brooke McCarty Doodle Bug Daycare - Lakeville, MN “Combination of humor and illusions was great! Spiritual content was great.You are a walking testimony of how God can use us if we let him, even with big obstacles like blindness. We were all blessed!” – Jan Carlson, Cross of Glory Church, Hopkins, Your message was well orchestrated and intertwined perfectly into our program mission. It was a motivational jump-start to people who have damaged self-esteem. It encouraged our clients to overcome hardships.Your humor and ability to improvise comedy was hilarious.You live to amaze. Josh Kohman, Correctional Transition Services, Mpls, MN

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Jeff isn’t your typical magician, nor is his life typical. He has persevered through life-threatening colitis, crippling rheumatoid arthritis, total blindness, and severe stuttering to become a successful entertainer and motivational speaker. Jeff’s message of overcoming adversity through humor and faith has been shared with thousands of audiences. This memoir vividly details the challenges and triumphs in Jeff’s life with comical and insightful observations.

Custom presentations Accommodate a Variety of Audiences: • Pre-school children stay focused through the use of uncomplicated, colorful tricks specifically geared to groups with shorter attention spans • An edgier style is used on high school age audiences who demand stimulating, fast-paced action throughout • A sophisticated style is used with adult groups • Humorous material and messages can be integrated to reflect themes or qualities of your organization and/or individuals educational, motivational and humorous messages tailored to the Audience, including: • ECFE, Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School. • Carnivals • Daycare and School-Age Childcare • Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools • Professional Development, Continuing Education and Educational Conferences • Back-to-School Inservice • Community Education Workshops • Children and Adults with Disabilities • Family and Care Providers for those with Disabilities • Disability Awareness • Corporate Diversity • Commencement, Conference and Keynote • Library • Parks and Recreation • Cub/Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts • Private Parties, Including: Child/Adult Birthday, Bat Mitzvah/Bar Mitzvah, Holiday, Anniversary, Neighborhood, Picnics, Club and Service Organization, Luncheon and Charity Fund Raisers

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Church groups, including: Sunday School, Confirmation/Graduation, Vacation Bible School, Retreats, Lock-In and Kick-offs


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We can help create an experience for your class or group large or small‌Everything from storytelling and lectures to dance presentations and workshops‌ at our location or yours. The Culture camp incorporates presentations, workshops, storytelling and lectures in a primitive camping experience. Stay in a tipi overnight and eat traditional American Indian foods when you attend our culture Camp.

Here we set up Here we set up a tipi for a school, introduced the kids to a little Pow Wow style music , dance and then did storytelling with a little History about tribal life 200 years ago thrown in. This presentation ran 45 minutes for each class.

This group was looking to learn a little more about their tribal ways by creating a pipestone pipe at our store in Pipestone. We spent two days carving and sanding. As with all our workshops important cultural information and a tour of the quarries were part of the learning. Smaller projects such as carving arrowheads can be done in about an hour.

Drumming and singing is always a fun way to introduce a culture to children and adults alike. Everyone here went away with a new understanding of music.

After a workshop our students learn more about what they have created and share some ideas. This was a weekend long pipemaking class done in Switzerland. Evening lectures on tribal histories and stories about the Pipestone Quarries were part of the workshop.

Keepers PO Box 24 Pipestone, MN. 56164 * www.pipekeepers.org * pipe@iw.net * 507-825-3734


St ep B a c k In T im e a n d E x per ien c e O u r T r ib a l H ist o r y I am Bud Johnston Ojibewa I have been learning about my tribal culture all my life. My Grandpa was a spiritual man for my people my grandmother a healer. I was taught to always be proud of my tribal heritage. I feel it is important to share this pride and my culture with others. As a storyteller I can share my history and culture in the same way it was traditional passed on through Origin Stories. (Bud’s cell phone 605-595-5229) I am Rona Johnston Cherokee I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been sharing my rich tribal culture with children for more than 20 years. I am an artist and have done everything from making traditional regalia, to beadwork, to carving, drawing and painting. (Rona’s cell phone 605-376-5712)

Ideas for workshop and options for the culture camps These or similar activities can be tailored for your group depending on age and group size. Workshops under 1 hour Workshop taking several hours Pipestone Carving a small item like arrowhead Making Dream Catchers Making a medicine bag Beaded Animals made into charms/earrings Field trip to Identify Native Plants Introduction Drumming and singing Introduction Native American Indian Dance

Pipestone Carving a pipe Making a Hand drum Making a Pipe bag or large leather bag Making Moccasins or other clothing Learning to Identify Native Plants Wrap quillwork a strip Any style of beadwork

Presentations and demonstrations Storytelling Native American Indian Dance styles History of Early tribal housing styles History of Native American Indian Clothing History of Pipestone Quarries Demonstrating Pipestone carving History & meaning of beads and decorations Indian Removal and reservation period What does it mean to be Indian Today What was it like to live in a tipi Demonstrating Beadwork Demonstrating Quillwork Demonstrating sweet grass basket making Native American Indian contributions to the world Keepers PO Box 24 Pipestone MN. 56164 * www.pipekeepers.org * pipe@iw.net * 507-825-3734


Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Boulevard West St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 651-259-3400 www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

Located near the State Capitol in downtown St. Paul, the History Center features innovative school programs and interactive exhibits including “Open House: If these Walls Could Talk” and “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, the War, the Boom.” Visit www.mnhs.org/hcfieldtrips for a complete list of exhibits and programs. To book, call 651-259-3400 or visit www.mnhs.org/fieldtriprequest.

MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER “Our lesson was superbly organized and taught.”

Museum Package

Select one of these activities to help your students examine artifacts and uncover stories in the History Center’s exhibits. $5 per student. Teachers/ chaperones free. Explore Grades Pre–K, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–9 and 10–12 Students become “history detectives” and dig deeper into exhibit themes and content when they answer questions using our Explore booklets, customized for grade levels listed above.

Museum Marvels Grades Pre–K, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–9 and 10–12 While exploring the museum, each student seeks out an object that is truly a “marvel” to him or her. Chaperones receive cameras to take photos of the students next to their favorite things, and students answer questions about their choices. Past participants have used the pages to make a class book and to decorate school hallways.

Now on Display Grades Pre–K, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–9 and 10–12 Take on the role of an exhibit curator! Students receive a booklet to help them create their own museum. Using organizing themes, students explore our exhibits to find items that will fit into a museum of their own. History Day students can select a booklet with this year’s theme, “Revolution, Reaction and Reform in History”— a great way to get them started on their History Day projects.

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The 1968 Exhibit

The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

Oct. 14, 2011 through Feb. 20, 2012 Grades 6–12 1968 was the turning point for a generation— a year that saw the peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, riots at the Democratic National Convention and many other landmark events. This extraordinary year comes to life for your students through immersive environments, artifacts and interactives in a new exhibit, which kicks off its national tour at the History Center.

See the History Theatre’s 1968 play during your field trip Take your class to see 1968: The Year That Rocked The World when you visit the History Center. Ask about combo tickets when you book.

FREE Educator Exhibit Preview • Tues., Oct. 11 • 3–7 p.m. Join us for a free tour of The 1968 Exhibit, teaching ideas, goody bags and light refreshments... plus prize giveaways and a 10% discount in the museum stores. Reservations required. Go to tickets.mnhs.org or call 651-259-3402.

April 3–June 3, 2012

Grades K–12 A rare opportunity for your students to see an original 1787 print of the United States Constitution and the 1789 U.S. House and Senate printings of the Bill of Rights. Plus, see Minnesota’s TWO Constitutions — one signed by Democrats and one signed by Republicans, because intense rivalry kept them from signing the same document during the 1857 constitutional convention. Museum staff will be on hand to help engage your students in the history of these important documents.

The 1968 Exhibit was created by the Minnesota History Center, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California.

Museum-Plus Package

The Museum-Plus Package includes one activity listed to the left, plus a 50-minute classroom lesson that brings students in contact with the real stuff of history— documents, photos, objects and more! Select a lesson below to enhance your trip. Maximum 30 students per lesson. $7 per student. Teachers/chaperones free. Visit www.mnhs.org/hcfieldtrips for descriptions. Grades Grades Grades Grades

K–3 I’ve Got an Idea! Stories of Minnesota Inventors K–3 Dakota Children K–3 Packing an Immigrant’s Trunk K–3 When I Was a Kid

Museum-Plus Includes a History Player Lesson Option Students step back in time to meet a costumed character from Minnesota’s past as they help solve a problem. Grades K–3 Maud Hart Lovelace (1892–1980) Children’s book author Grades 1–4 John Beargrease (1858–1910) Ojibwe mail carrier

Grades 3–12 Indians and the Fur Trade

Grades 3–6 Harriet Bishop (1817–1883) St. Paul’s first public school teacher Grades 3–6 George Nelson (1786–1859) Fur trade clerk Grades 3–6 Frederick McKinley Jones (1893–1961) African-American inventor of the refrigerated truck and more

Grades 4–8 How Did You Think of That? Minnesota Invents Grades 4–8 Logging in Minnesota

Grades 6–12 Thomas Lyles (1843–1920) African-American community activist and entrepreneur

Grades 4–12 Minnesota in the Civil War Grades 4–12 They Chose Minnesota Grades 5–12 Rebuilding Shattered Lives: The Refugee Experience in Minnesota Grades 5–12 Generations of an Ojibwe Family Grades 6–12 Introduction to History Day Grades 6–12 Jump Start Your History Day Project Grades 6–12 Library Matters

History Player Frederick McKinley Jones

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The RAD Zoo Brings the Zoo to You! The Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo, or RAD ZOO for short, offers Minnesotans a truly unique opportunity for a hands-on reptile experience. You can visit our zoo in Owatonna, MN or we will bring animals right to your door for a memorable event.

Educational School, Scout, and Daycare Programs We are available for a variety of different venues including: schools, after-school programs, libraries, daycare centers, home school students, scouts, and birthday parties. Our presentations are highly informative, engaging, and interactive. We provide an enjoyable experience for our audience, while instilling a greater understanding of these unique animals and the incredible lives they live. Our programs are designed to be age/grade appropriate and are available from pre-K to the collegiate level, allowing students to observe first-hand the diversity of these amazing animals. A typical program will include ten of our fascinating reptiles and amphibians, including frogs, a salamander, turtles, lizards, snakes, and a small crocodilian. •At

the conclusion of our presentation we provide an opportunity for the students to come up and take a closer look at our animals, including a chance to touch one or two of our animals in a controlled setting, after which we provide hand sanitizer to the students. •

Our zoo has done more than one thousand educational programs for delighted audiences throughout Minnesota and neighboring states. We prefer to offer our programs to smaller groups of students (one or two classes at a time) to offer a more personalized experience, but are able to do larger groups at your request. Our programs are priced as modestly as possible to allow for multiple presentations, allowing for better age grouping and a more rewarding experience for each student.

We keep safety as our top priority and are fully insured. We are happy to provide references from some of the hundreds of satisfied customers who have enjoyed our shows. Here is what a few of them have had to say:

This is an excellent presentation for children. It is educational, interesting, and a lot of fun. The students loved being able to see and touch a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Kristen D. : 1st Grade Teacher at St. Andrew’s Academy Students had a wonderful time learning about the reptiles and especially being able to see them up close. Several students are still talking about the experience! Ashley G. : Terrific Tuesday Coordinator and Kindergarten Teacher at Hidden Valley Elementary School


R.A.D. Zoo was a great choice for our School Release Program. The instructor was great with the kids and very knowledgeable. I would recommend R.A.D. Zoo to any organization looking for an inhouse special event. Jenkia D. : YMCA Youth Development Director We can be reached at 1-888-4RADZOO or at programs@theradzoo.com for questions and bookings. Learn more at theradzoo.com

Birthday Parties If you would like the convenience of having us bring the animals to you we offer three birthday program packages lasting from 45 to 75 minutes and including 10 animals including amphibians, turtles, lizards, snakes, and the option of an alligator. •

The Standard Birthday presentation includes amphibians, turtles, lizards, small snakes, and a five foot-long boa constrictor or python. Presentations are for groups of up to 12 kids and lasts 45 minutes. All of the guests will get to pet a few of the animals and help hold the larger snake for a group photo and the birthday child will be able to hold a few additional animals for photos. If you’re feeling brave your family may hold the larger snake for a group photo as well.

The Deluxe Gator Party presentation features everything from the standard package, and also includes a small alligator and instead of the 5 foot –long snake, you will get a 7 foot or longer boa or a beautiful yellow python. All of the kids will receive a reptile temporary tattoo. This program is for up to 25 kids and lasts up to an hour.

The Premium Party presentation includes the same animals as the deluxe party, with the addition of a redeyed treefrog and a chameleon, This party also includes an extra fifteen minutes for each of the children to hold the alligator while you take their picture. Unlimited guests.

There is an additional mileage charge of 50 cents per mile over 120 miles round trip from Owatonna, MN


Wildlife Science Center Inspiring Relationships with the Wild The Wildlife Science Center is a non-profit, science based education facility that is home to the largest captive population of privately maintained wolves in the United States. Other resident animals include: black bears, foxes, lynx, coyote, skunks, raccoons, New Guinea Highland dogs, birds of prey, and a porcupine. The science behind the programs is demonstrated through the hands-on wildlife training of professional biologists and students worldwide, research involving wolf physiology and behavior, and conservation efforts that provide critical assistance to `endangered species recovery programs such as the red wolf and Mexican gray wolf.

WILDLIFE PROGRAMS Programs are tailor-made for each and every audience! Every presentation can be general or specific for the goal oriented teacher or the biologist in all of us.

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Preschools Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Adult Groups Youth Groups Homeschoolers


VISITING HOURS WSC is open for public tours every Saturday throughout the year at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are not required for the Saturday general public tours. or Call ahead and schedule your group’s daytime program, evening wolf howl and bonfire, or overnight program.

SCHEDULE YOUR GROUP Programs may be scheduled Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and overnight throughout the year. Please call the Wildlife Science Center with possible dates and times that you would like to schedule your group. Also call for more details on programs, availability, and cost.

All of our programs are aligned with the Minnesota State Education Standards and can be designed to fit your specific educational needs. 5463 West Broadway Avenue, Columbus, MN 55025 www.wildlifesciencecenter.org 651-464-3993 wscinfo@wildlifesciencecenter.org


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The best learning takes place while immersed in the “real” w give students hands-on experiences and opportunities to w citizen of the world needs to understand natural science sy to take on personal risk to stand up for their beliefs, and to environment. Our curriculum has been the model for othe over 30 years of refinement by our program staff. Groups m curricula, all of which are aligned with Minnesota Graduatio

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Animals

Animal Signs Bats Beavers Birds & Birds of Prey Moose Owl Pellet Dissection Small Mammals Snowshoe Hares White-tailed Deer Wildlife Management Wolf Ecology

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Forest Ecology Paper Making Trees and Keys Wetlands Ecology

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Fisheries Management Frozen Lake Ecology Lake/Stream Study Lake Superior Game

Environmental Issues Climate Change & Ecology Farming & Environment Climate & Energy Acid Rain

Team Building Winter Survival Initiative Games

Outdoor Recreation GPS & Geocaching Orienteering Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Superior View Hike Canoeing Night Hike

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EarthWorks Block Printing Dream Catchers Woodland Art

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Ojibwe Heritage History of the North Shore Logging Camp Life Voyageur Life

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Geology Weather Forecasting Star Lab & Astronomy

Personal Growth

Adventure Ropes Course Rock Climbing

Environmental Issues Climate Change & Ecology Climate & Energy Acid Rain Farming & Environment

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Geology Weather Forecasting Star Lab & Astronomy

“This program is a vital piece of our district’s science curriculum. Of the 30 elementary science standards required by the state, 11 can be met through Wolf Ridge activities.” - Prior Lake teachers

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“The dedicated teachers and parent chaperones who have participated KNOW this trip transforms young lives.” - School Program participant

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accredited school (AdvancED, NCA) since 1980 curricula aligned with Minnesota academic standards nationally recognized leader in environmental education special needs accommodations, adventure equipment facilities and equipment for groups of 15 - 360 professional staff who are leaders in the field free and reduced school lunch program available MN residents - tuition expense can qualify for tax credit ask about grants and fund-raisers for qualified schools!

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Our top selling Classic Original Sirloin and NEW Marinated Flavors - Sweet & Smokey and Burgundy Pepper Ranch. All of our 6 oz cuts are individually packaged and marinated; juicy, lean and firm - bursting with flavor and perfect for grilling and broiling.

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• Testimonials • Rosemount High School Marching Band

I wanted to share with you our EXTREMELY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE with your INCREDIBLE BUS DRIVERS this past weekend!!! WOW!!! These bus drivers – Greg, Mike, Dan and Dave – are the most incredibly professional, kind, positive-minded, dependable and responsible drivers in the business! Very impressive people, driving beautiful motorcoaches that allow us as teachers to offer a highly memorable and educational experience to our students. Our trip to St. Louis with the Rosemount HS Marching Band was highly successful – due in large to the bus drivers (and the equipment they operated) that got us there and back safely, timely and happily! Richfield Bus Company is a great motorcoach operation – thanks for all that you do to provide such outstanding and high quality service, people and buses. With sincere gratitude and thanks, Steve, Rosemount HS Band Director

Prior Lake Middle Schools

I have attached a photo of the Prior Lake Middle Schools 7-8 Honor Band in front of the Richfield Bus we chartered for our recent tour to Chicago. Our driver Tim was exceptional in his professionalism and help during the duration of our time on his equipment and made for a very memorable experience for our students. Thank you for providing such excellent coach service for this trip! We would love to use Richfield Bus Company again for future tours! Sincerely, Brian, Director of 7-8 Bands - Twin Oaks Middle School

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You can be assured our equipment is the cleanest around! We don’t allow smoking or alcohol aboard any of our equipment insuring you our equipment doesn’t smell like it had just been out on a bar hop the night before. We take pride in having the cleanest equipment in the industry, giving people something they can appreciate and remember traveling in a clean comfortable environment.

Up to 58 passengers with DVD, VCR, CD, radio, WiFi internet, wheel chair lift, 110 & 12 volt outlets, wireless mics, leather reclining seats with footrest, spacious rest room, tables, spiral entrance stairway, central air & heat, window shades, personal reading lights, more cargo space in cabin and below.

Charter Transportation & Tour Services in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and to all of North America since 1959!

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Special  Field  Trip  Rates   Available! ✓    Safe  Well-­‐Maintained  Buses ✓    Friendly,  Knowledgeable  Drivers ✓    Dependable  On-­‐Time  Service ✓    Excellent  Customer  Service ✓    Discounted  School  Rates  Available ✓    FREE  School  Bus  Safety  Training            Available  for  Metro  Area  Schools

SCHOOL  BUS   OPERATOR   SINCE  1941 For  more  information  or  if  you  are  interested  in  receiving  a  quote,   Please  contact  our  charter  department  at:  952.985.7514  or   email  us  at  info@sasbus.com

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Handicap Accessible Vehicles Trailers for all Equipemt TVs with DVD Players WIFI Internet for all on-board Personal Reading Lights On-Board Restrooms Up to 58 Passenger Capacity Wireless Microphones Leather Seats with Foot Rests

Schmitty & Sons School Buses,Inc. Gray Line Tours & Transportation - 21160 Holyoke Ave - Lakeville, MN www.grayline-mpls.com - 952.985.7514


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What’s a CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU? Also known as CVBs, Convention and Visitor Bureaus are not-for-profit organizations charged with representing a specific destination/community/region, marketing this specific area, with the mandate of helping the long-term tourism revenue development of their area through a travel and tourism strategy that involves leisure travel, group travel, and corporate/organization meetings, conferences & conventions. Convention and visitor bureaus can be either membership organizations bringing together businesses that rely on tourism revenue for funding, or can be funded through special hotel taxes that are ear-marked for CVB usage. For visitors, CVBs are like a key to the city. As an unbiased resource, CVBs can serve as a broker or an official point of contact for tour operators, visitors, and meeting planners. They assist with preparation and encourage visitors to visit local historic, arts & culture, festival & events, and recreational venues.

Why is a CVB valuable for you? • CVBs offer unbiased information & preparation services about a destination - usually at no cost! • CVBs save visitors time and energy, as they are a one-stop shop for local tourism information

How can a CVB help you plan your school trip? Convention and visitor bureaus make planning and implementing your field trip less time-consuming and more streamlined. They can provide access to numerous services and value-added extras (that you may not even be aware of). Before your visit begins, CVB representatives can help set up visits to attractions, check hotel availability, and even arrange for personal or group familiarization (aka “site”) tours. CVBs can also link planners with the suppliers, from charter bus companies to recreation venues that can help meet the requirements of your field trip. • CVBs can assist you in all areas of preparation and provide you with detailed reference materials • CVBs can quickly and easily establish room blocks at local hotels (providing rooms are available) • CVBs can act as a liaison between you and community officials, thus clearing the way for special permits, street closures, et cetera...for your event • CVBs can obtain special letters of welcome from high-ranking government officials and in some cases, even bring officials to speak to your group

So when you’re planning, a call to the local CVB can help you with trip... it’s their job!

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TRAVEL SERVICES • CVBs Got a Question? Call a CVB! They’re all over Minnesota! And their services are FREE!

LISTINGS - Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Area Tourism Information NE Region

Cook County Visitors Bureau Cloquet Area Tourism Office Duluth CVB Ely Chamber of Commerce Grand Marais Area Tourism Grand Rapids Area CVB Gunflint Trail Association Hinckley CVB Int’l Falls, Rainy Lake & Ranier CVB Iron Range Tourism Bureau Lutsen - Tofte Tourism Ass'n Orr CVB Proctor Tourism Committee

Grand Marais Cloquet Duluth Ely Grand Marais Grand Rapids Grand Marais Hinckley International Falls Virginia Grand Marais Orr Proctor

218-387-2524 218-879-1938 218-722-4011 218-365-6123 218-387-2524 218-326-9607 218-387-3191 320-384-0126 218-283-9400 218-749-8161 218-663-7804 218-757-3288 218-624-3641

Cass County Travel & Tourism Crookston Area CVB / Chamber of Commerce Detroit Lakes Tourism Bureau East Grand Forks Area Chamber of Commerce Fargo / Moorhead CVB Itasca Area Lakes Association Lake of the Woods Tourism - Baudette Leech Lake Area Chamber & Tourism MN Northwoods Tourism Bureau Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce & CVB Roseau Tourism ADA SERVICE • WITH A SMILE! Thief River Falls CVB Richfield Bus Company, Bloomington Visit Bemidji VCB Warroad Area Chamber & CVB

Backus Crookston Detroit Lakes East Grand Forks Fargo Park Rapids Baudette Walker Bemidji Park Rapids Roseau Thief River Falls 2 Bemidji Warroad

218-947-3101 218-281-4320 218-847-9202 218-773-7481 701-282-3653 218-732-8816 218-634-1174 218-547-1313 218-586-2094 218-732-4111 218-463-5003 218-686-9785 218-759-0164 218-386-3543

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TRAVEL SERVICES • CVBs Got a Question? Call a CVB!

LISTINGS - Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Area Tourism Information Central Region

Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce Alexandria Hotel & Hospitality Brainerd Lakes Area Fergus Falls CVB Hutchinson Area CVB Little Falls CVB Long Prairie Tourism Mille Lacs Area Tourism Nisswa Area Chamber of Commerce Sauk Centre CVB Sherburne County Tourism St Cloud Area CVB Visit Brainerd Willmar Lakes Area CVB

SW Region

Albert Lea CVB Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce and CVB Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce Fairmont CVB Henderson Tourism Lake Benton CVB Lincoln County Tourism Mankato CVB Marshall CVB Murray County Tourism New Ulm CVB North Mankato CVB Pipestone CVB Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism Sleepy Eye Chamber & CVB St James Area Chamber & CVB St Peter Tourism & Visitors Bureau ADA SERVICE • WITH A SMILE! Western MN Prairie Waters CVB Richfield BusWindom Company,Chamber Bloomingtonof Commerce & CVB Worthington Area CVB

Aitkin Alexandria Brainerd Fergus Falls Hutchinson Little Falls Long Prairie Isle Nisswa Sauk Centre Elk River St Cloud Baxter Willmar

218-927-2316 320-763-3161 218-822-7118 218-739-0125 320-587-5252 320-616-4959 320-732-2817 320-676-9972 218-963-2620 320-352-5201 763-241-2744 320-251-4170 218-825-0410 320-235-3552

Albert Lea Blue Earth Elysian Fairmont Henderson Lake Benton Ivanhoe Mankato Marshall Slayton New Ulm Mankato Pipestone Redwood Falls Sleepy Eye St James St Peter Appleton Windom Worthington

507-373-2316 507-526-2916 507-267-4040 507-235-8585 507-248-3458 507-368-9577 507-694-1138 507-385-6660 507-537-1865 507-836-6148 507-233-4300 507-625-9333 507-825-3316 507-637-2828 507-794-4731 507-375-3333 507-934-3400 320-289-1981 507-831-2752 507-372-2919


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TRAVEL SERVICES • CVBs

CVBs • Advertisers Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions • SE Region Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism • SE Region

LISTINGS - Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Area Tourism Information SE Region

Austin CVB Caledonia Area CVB Faribault Tourism & Attractions Harmony Area Tourism Historic Bluff Country La Crescent Chamber of Commerce Lake City Tourism Bureau Lanesboro Office of Tourism Mississippi Valley Partners Northfield Chamber & CVB Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism Preston Tourism Red Wing VCB Rochester CVB Visit Winona CVB Wabasha Kellogg Area Chamber & CVB

TC Metro Region

Apple Valley CVB Bloomington CVB Buffalo Chamber & Tourism Burnsville CVB Discover St Louis Park CVB Eagan CVB Explore White Bear Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Inver Grove Heights CVB Lakeville CVB Meet Minneapolis Minneapolis Northwest CVB Richfield Visitors Association Roseville Visitors Association Shakopee CVB ADA SERVICE • WITH A SMILE! Stillwater & Oak Park Heights CVB Richfield Bus Company, Bloomington Twin Cities Gateway CVB Visit Saint Paul CVA

Austin Caledonia Faribault Harmony Rushford La Crescent Lake City Lanesboro Lake City Northfield Owatonna Preston Red Wing Rochester Winona Wabasha

Apple Valley Bloomington Buffalo Burnsville St Louis Park Eagan White Bear Lake Hastings Inver Grove Heights Lakeville Minneapolis Minneapolis Richfield Roseville Shakopee Stillwater Blaine Saint Paul

507-437-4563 507-724-2761 507-334-4381 507-886-2469 507-864-2992 507-895-2800 651-345-5500 507-467-2696 507-767-3039 507-645-5604 507-451-7970 507-765-2100 651-385-5934 507-288-4331 507-452-0735 651-565-4158

952-432-8422 952-858-8500 763-682-4902 952-895-4690 952-924-2500 651-675-5546 651-429-5393 651-437-6775 651-451-2266 952-469-2020 612-767-8000 763-566-7722 612-866-5100 651-633-3002 952-445-1660 651-430-3990 763-785-5640 651-265-4900


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From its beginnings, Faribault has consistently gained national recognition as an educational center. This is due in large measure to the efforts of Bishop Henry Whipple who developed the first Cathedral in the United States in Faribault and also developed a system of interrelated churches and schools. Because of Faribault’s history and what it continues to provide, Faribault gained the nickname: the "Athens of the West". Faribault is proud to have 43 individual properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making it the most historically honored city in Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities. Faribault is also honored to have the: Alexander Faribault House (one of the first framed houses in southern MN), Faribault Woolen Mill Company (see how they are using corn to make blankets!), Paradise Center for the Arts (student are classes offered), State Academies for the Deaf & Blind and the Ivan Whillock woodcarving studio (woodcarving classes are offered).

GoldStar Amusements Faribault is the Home of the Tilt-A-Whirl! Recently the manufacturing facility was purchased by GoldStar Amusements who will still manufacture Tilt-A-Whirl cars among many other rides. Tours of the facility are open to any groups and seeing how these rides work is a great opportunity to learn physics and math. GoldStar Amusements is a family operated business with a rich history in the carnival industry.

River Bend Nature Center Whether you're part of a home school association or seeking science programs just for your students, River Bend offers a form of program for you! Programs offered: Winter Animal Tracking, Winter Fun: Snowshoes & Kicksleds, Maple Sugaring: History & Science, Survival of Plants & Animals, Water: Exploring Aquatic Habitats.


Faribault Energy Park Faribault Energy Park creates electrical energy, but it also serves as a working educational classroom about energy and the environment to better understand energy generation, especially environmentally friendly ways to generate electricity. The facility is an attractive, approachable campus, including public access to walking, fishing, bird watching and other recreational activities - hence the name: Faribault Energy Park.

Shattuck St. Mary’s School & STEM School Students, teachers and kids of all ages are welcome to come and explore the new STEM School (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Shattuck St. Mary’s has earned the reputation internationally as one of the top college preparatory schools in the world but its new STEM school is open to students at any age to come and explore for the day, weekend or longer with specially designed programs. In 2011, Shattuck St. Mary’s built the state of the art STEM facility, its first new academic building on campus in more than 80 year’s. The STEM Academy is an outreach effort to engage students throughout the region in STEM activities. Students, teachers and kids of all ages are welcome to come and explore this fascinating school and its new STEM Academy.

Have questions? Todd is here to help! Contact Todd Ginter for more information today (507) 334-4381 or (800) 658-2354 todd@visitfaribault.com

530 Wilson Avenue • Faribault, MN 55021 www.visitfaribault.com


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The Owatonna Tourism Department offers services to tour operators, show/event planners, even families looking to plan a weekend getaway!

GROUP TOUR PLANNING SeRvIceS Step on Tour Guide Services for the following Tours: – Owatonna Community Bus Tour – Historic Walking Tour – Historic Downtown Tours – National Farmers’ Bank Tour customized Tour Itineraries are available upon request.

GUIded GROUP TOUR PRIcING The Tourism department offers Step-On Tour Guide Services to personalize your experience for the following fees: – $75 per day for groups up to 25 – $120 per day for group of 26-40 – $150 per day for group of 41 or more For a guided tour of Louis Sullivan’s National Farmers’ Bank cost is $3 per person (for groups of up to 15 people) or $50 per group (for groups of 15 or more people).

vISITOR INFORmATION & AReA cOUPONS – visitor Guides & Brochures available for event participants – maps for escort/driver to get your attendees around Owatonna safely and conveniently – Welcome Bags for all attendees including area coupons, brochures, pens and other Owatonna memorabilia

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Contact emily Petraglia to plan your next group tour to Owatonna! PhONe: 507.451.7970 | 800.423.6466 | FAx: 507.451.7972 emAIL: epetraglia@owatonna.org | WeBSITe: www.visitowatonna.org


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