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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

8 Reasons Why Charter Buses are Great for School Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Aug 10, 2018 9:47:23 AM

 

When you’re planning a long-distance or overnight class, group or team trip, taking a school bus might not be the most advantageous method of transportation. Here are eight great reasons why a charter motorcoach can make your trip happier and easier for everyone — parents, students, chaperones and teachers.

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Topics: Field Trips, bus trips, planning

5 Pro Tips for Managing Groups of Kids at Cedar Point

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The thought of a class field trip to Cedar Point will make your students giddy with glee but might make you and your fellow chaperones start to hyperventilate. You begin to worry how you will keep control of all of those kids in all of that chaos. Relax. The key to success is found in one simple word: planning.

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

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

Cedar Point for Scardey-Cats: Six Terror-Free Things to Do

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 22, 2018 9:27:00 AM

If the thought of going to Cedar Point conjures death-defying roller coaster plunges and stomach-churning inversions, you will be happy to know the park offers dozens of other options that require much less intestinal fortitude. For the scardey-cats in your group, here are six great ways to enjoy Cedar Point, terror free:

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

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

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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