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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

Keys to Success: Team Building and Bus Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 22, 2018 12:56:00 PM

 

If you want to promote teamwork in the workplace, why not plan a bus trip?

Every manager knows that teamwork on the job is a good thing. But teamwork requires team building … and doesn’t “team building” mean we have to do all those team building activities? You know the ones: rappelling down the side of a mountain … or doing that “trust fall” exercise where you close your eyes and fall backwards into the arms of your co-workers … and what modern manager has the time and money for all that?

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Topics: team bonding, corporate team building, Field Trip Ideas, bus trips, planning, educational group tours

Six Historic Michigan Field Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 20, 2018 8:57:00 AM

Looking to get your students out of the classroom, to bring to life the history that you've been studying in textbooks? Fom French settlement to industrial giant, the state of Michigan has a rich and interesting history. Although this list isn't exhaustive, here are six field trip destinations to help you plan your next historic field trip. 

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas, Field Trips, bus trips, educational group tours

Five Amazing Michigan Field Trip Ideas

Posted by Chad Cushman

Feb 5, 2018 4:09:00 PM

Few things excite students of all ages more than a field trip and Michigan offers so many unique, fun and educational venues it’s easy to find something new. For 2018, here are our top five must-see (and explore!) ideas for field trips for students.

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Topics: Dark Sky Park, Field Trips, Field Trip Ideas, Michigan Science Center, White Pine village, ziibiwing center, Sea Life Michigan

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