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Six Michigan Performing Arts Venues to Explore

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM

As the days shorten and long hours of darkness lie ahead, there are plenty of ways to drive the chill away, and that includes enjoying some of the amazing performing arts options in Michigan. No matter your group’s preference, you can find everything from comedy to a theater to dance performed on gorgeous stages by gifted artists. Winter is the best time to enjoy the performing arts so here’s a rundown of six great possibilities for your next group trip.

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Topics: Michigan events, Field Trip Ideas, bus rentals

Chicago School Trips: The History Tour

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 27, 2018 10:10:51 AM

“History” is a relative term. It means different things to different people depending upon family roots, where you live, how you live, and what your interests are. But one thing about history is common to everyone ... it’s fascinating! So, when planning a history-related field trip to Chicago, the opportunities to maximize history for your students are many. To help you narrow the field, we researched four outstanding options that just might make this field trip your most memorable!

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Topics: Field Trip Planning, Field Trip Ideas, Field Trips

Book a Bus: Michigan Engineering Marvels in the Lower Peninsula

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 20, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Michigan’s long legacy of ingenuity and innovation is well known and has helped shape our nation and the world. But when it comes down to pure engineering, a few exceptional examples outshine the rest. If your group loves to learn about buildings and structures that are bigger than life, that are expanding the future, or have withstood the test of time, plan a charter tour to these engineering marvels in the Lower Peninsula.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Field Trip Ideas

Unforgettable Chicago STEM Field Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 18, 2018 8:29:00 AM

Teaching is a challenge, but no matter what STEM subject your class is involved in, Chicago can help with field trips your students are sure to remember for years to come. From a million years ago to the future of the universe and everything in between, consider these four amazing possibilities — each with programming for students in pre-K through grade 12 — for a STEM field trip in the Windy City.

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas, STEM

Field Trips: Book a Bus to a Planetarium

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Few field trips will make an impression equal to that made by a student’s first trip to a planetarium. The hushed quiet, the darkness, and then the glowing and glittering night sky that appears as dusk slips away is an unforgettable experience. Even though we live through this same process every day of our lives, we don’t stop to enjoy it. But being stationary, relaxed and able to look up for long periods of time make planetariums a kind of time capsule where life slows down (or speeds up) to show the glory of our universe.

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas

Don’t Miss Girl Scout Day at Cedar Point

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 1, 2018 3:22:44 PM

It’s almost as much fun as a jamboree when on June 13, Girl Scouts from across the Midwest converge on Cedar Point for a day-long celebration! And if your troop is among the first 500 girl scouts to enter, they’ll receive a free 2018 Girl Scout Day patch.

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Topics: Cedar Point Bus Trips, Cedar Point, Field Trip Ideas, Field Trip Planning

Fascinating Senior Class Trips in Michigan and Beyond

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 29, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Planning a high school senior class trip can be a daunting task but Indian Trails has decades of experience transporting classes to some really fun and entertaining venues nationwide. Here are five ideas from our travel gurus that are sure to be exciting, educational and just plain fun for your students.

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Topics: Senior Class Trips, Field Trip Ideas, Field Trips

Star of the Show: Group Performances at Cedar Point

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 19, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Is your school’s band, choir or choral group hoping to get in another performance before summer vacation? Or maybe you are trying to choose between an awesome performance opportunity and a group trip that is fun for everyone. If you plan your group trip to Cedar Point, you don’t have to choose just one; you can give that final performance and have a great time on some of the world’s most exhilarating rides!

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Topics: Field Trip Planning, Field Trip Ideas, Cedar Point Bus Trips, Indian Trails, Field Trips, Cedar Point

Unforgettable Michigan STEM Field Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 16, 2018 10:44:00 AM

One of the best things about engaging young students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects is that it can be fun! If your goal is to combine STEM learning and a great time in your next class field trip, there are plenty of options right here in Michigan. Take a look at a few that we think offer some pretty unique possibilities for you and your students!

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas, Field Trips, Indian Trails, educational group tours, Ann Arbor, Field Trip Planning

Field Trips Off the Beaten Path: Michigan’s Rural Zoos

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 9, 2018 3:21:00 PM

Michigan has many great zoos in cities large and small that are visited thousands of times each year. But our state also has some lesser-known rural zoos that provide a variety of experiential learning opportunities for classes of all levels. Many have larger habitat areas for animals, offer petting zoos and feeding times, give guided tours, and all offer a fun and informative time for everyone!

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Topics: Field Trip Planning, Field Trip Ideas, educational group tours, Field Trips

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