BUT HOW? “HOW DO I INCREASE MY FIELD TRIP BUSINESS?”
“HOW CAN I BRING MY PROGRAMS TO MORE...” SCHOOLS & AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS, SCOUT GROUPS, HOMESCHOOL CO-OPS & GROUPS, CHURCHES, YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS, AND COMMUNITY RECREATION PROGRAMS?
HOW? YOUR ANSWER IS RIGHT HERE... Art Educators (AEM) Education Conference
THE MINNESOTA FIELD TRIP LIBRARY YOUR PARTNER IN OUTREACH & PROMOTION
Alternative Programs (MAAP) Education Conference
In 2 years we’ve taken the
MN FIELD TRIP LIBRARY EXHIBIT to 65+ Conferences all over Minnesota
• 42 Education conferences • 9 Scouting conferences & events • 9 Homeschooling conferences • 2 Church conferences • 1 Park & Recreation conference • 2 Tourism events • With at least 24 more scheduled for 2013
There we distribute literature from our 50+ Partners and gather names of highly-qualified educators, scout leaders, homeschoolers, recreation program coordinators, and youth group leaders. All of these are individuals who tell us they do field trips, school programs, fundraisers and use bus/travel services.
Science Teachers (MnSTA) Education Conference
Our strategy is to always provide our Partners with outreach support that is unique and productive...
WE’RE MEETING & GATHERING NAMES OF PLANNERS WHO WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PROVIDERS LIKE YOU! Think of all the educators, homeschool co-op leaders, scout leaders, activities coordinators, and youth group leaders in and around Minnesota. Thousands of professionals & adult decision-makers plan field trips, use presenters, bring in performers, fundraise, plan trips, and use bus services during the school year... and even into the summer months. Our list of qualified planners is always growing... Remember., our list began only 2 years ago at “0”.
Northeastern MN Northwestern MN Central MN Southwestern MN Southeastern MN Twin Cities Region Across our Borders TOTAL
712 474 847 660 868 5,584 226 9,371
BY CATEGORY, STATEWIDE... Teachers 3,317 Principals, Directors, Staff 1,619 Community Education 407 Homeschoolers/Leaders 1,433 Scout Leaders 1,242 Youth Group Leaders 1,098 Recreation Coordinators 255 TOTAL 9,371
By the way, how many of these also take family vacations?
A 4-COMPONENT PROMOTIONAL INITIATIVE THAT WILL KEEP YOU IN FRONT OF PLANNERS...
1. THE MN FIELD TRIP LIBRARY EXHIBIT Since August 2010, we’ve had the Library exhibit at 65+ MN conferences of different disciplines & types. (See the 2012 conference list at: www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org) At these we are able to put Partner information and brochures into the attendee’s hands, discuss programs and services, and gather names to promote the following three outreach components of the Field Trip Library. 24 more conferences and events are planned for 2013.
2. THE LIBRARY ONLINE
Available 24/7, and long after the annual conference is done, The Library Online is a unique online resource on our website... full of ideas - all year long! Not only do planners discover new ideas in the directories, there are Partner resource webpages for Grant Resources, Performance Venues, and Youth Days!
3. THE FIELD TRIP ALERTS
The Field Trip ALERTS email is compiled and sent out monthly to our growing list of planners. It is filled with exciting news & announcements from Partners.
4. THE ANNUAL FIELD TRIP EXPO
After a year of promotion, everything peaks each August for our Partners with the MN Field Trip EXPO! The EXPO is acclaimed as “fantastic” by both exhibitors and attendees who’ve been at one or both of the first 2 EXPOs (Base Camp BSA, and Mall of America). Both years planners have “packed the house”! Attendees include educators, homeschoolers, activities coordinators, and youth group leaders who love having all the providers “in one place at one time”! Next: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 • TARGET FIELD
2012 Minnesota Field Trip EXPO Mall of America
There’s ALWAYS something working for you with the Minnesota Field Trip Library & EXPO. Join us today!
University of Scouting
MHA Homeschool Conference
Catholic Education Conference
In 2012 the MN Field Trip Library is exhibiting at the following 32 MN Conferences & Events MN Association of Elementary School Principals • MESPA Voyageurs Area Council, Duluth • Boy Scouts of America MN Association for the Education of Young Children • MnAEYC MN School Age Care Alliance • MnSACA MN Association of Alternative Programs • MAAP MN Music Educators Association • MMEA MN Conference on Science Education • MnSTA MN Conference on Social Studies • MCSS EdVisions Charter School Co-operative Education Conference MN Association of Christian Home Educators • MACHE University of Scouting/Spring • Northern Star Council BSA MN Parent Teachers Association Annual Convention • MnPTA Conference for MN Teachers of Math • MCTM HERO Homeschool Curriculum Fair • H.E.R.O. MN Catholic Home Educators Association • MCHEA MN Environmental Educator Annual Conference • MAEE MN Charter School Association Conference • MACS MN Independent School Forum STEM Seminar • MISF MN Catholic Education Association Annual Conference • MCEA ACHIEVE MPLS Teacher Resource Fair MN Recreation & Park Association • MRPA MN Homeschoolers Alliance • MHA MN Community Education Association • MCEA Education Minnesota Conference • Education MN University of Scouting/Fall • Northern Star Council BSA MN Association of Charter Schools Annual Conference • MACS MN Non-Public School Accrediting Association • MNPSA Art Educators of Minnesota • AEM Twin Cities Christian Community Fair • TCCCF MN Middle School Association Annual Conference • MMSA THE LIBRARY WAS AT THESE ADDITIONAL EVENTS Annual Minnesota Tourism Conference • Explore MN Tourism Southern Minnesota Tourism Association Annual Meeting
Be a Partner and your information will be in the Library at all these conferences, too....! THE MINNESOTA FIELD TRIP LIBRARY & EXPO 8014 HIGHWAY 55, #130 • MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55427 612-518-8353 • WWW.MNFIELDTRIPLIBRARY.ORG
• Our Partners • FIELD TRIP DESTINATIONS Afton Hudson Cruise Lines • Afton Audubon Center of the North Woods • Sandstone Base Camp BSA • Saint Paul Big Island Rendezvous • Albert Lea Chanhassen Dinner Theatres • Chanhassen Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts • Mpls Eko Backen Snow Tubing & Water Slides • Scandia Faribault Area Tourism & Attractions • Faribault FarmAmerica • Waseca Festival of Nations • Saint Paul Historic Theatre Group (Orpheum, State, Pantages) • Mpls History Theatre • Saint Paul Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers • Pipestone Landmark Center • Saint Paul Lark Toy Company • Kellogg Mall of America • Bloomington Metropolis Resort • Eau Claire, WI Minnesota Children’s Museum • Saint Paul and Rochester Minnesota Discovery Center • Chisholm Minnesota History Center & MnHS • Saint Paul Minnesota Renaissance Festival • Shakopee National Eagle Center • Wabasha Old Log Theatre • Excelsior Owatonna Area Tourism & Attractions • Owatonna Padelford Riverboat Company • Harriet Island, Saint Paul Paradise Charter Cruises • Minneapolis / Excelsior Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo (Rad Zoo) • Owatonna Science Museum of Minnesota • Saint Paul Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium • Bloomington at MOA Target Center • Minneapolis Target Field & The Minnesota Twins • Minneapolis Valleyfair Amusement Park • Shakopee Vertical Endeavors • Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth Wabasha Street Caves • Saint Paul Water Park of America / Radisson Bloomington Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation • Taylors Falls Wildlife Science Center • Columbus/Forest Lake Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center • Finland PRESENTERS, PERFORMERS & PROGRAMS Amazing Jeffo Brian Richards, Educational Speaker Games2U Entertainment & Fundraising Kevin Hall, The Magic Maniac Mad Science FUNDRAISERS • FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES Greater Midwest Fundraising TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL SERVICES Gray Line Tours • Lakeville Heartland Tours & Travel • Rochester Richfield Bus Company • Bloomington Schmitty & Sons • Lakeville
Planners are always looking for new & unique destinations and programs... where do they find you? THE MINNESOTA FIELD TRIP LIBRARY & EXPO 8014 HIGHWAY 55, #130 • MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55427 612-518-8353 • WWW.MNFIELDTRIPLIBRARY.ORG
A description of the MN Field Trip Library & EXPO