Field Trips

​Field trips are made available at no cost to grades 4th -9th in the Great Lakes Bay Region thanks to a generous gift from the Grace A. and Herbert H. Dow Foundation. Classrooms that do not meet that criteria are responsible for their own transportation costs and a nominal fee for consumables.

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education is scheduling field trips for the 2017-2018 school year. All field trips are designed with a focus on process over product. Students will have exposure to new experiences, concepts, and materials. When students are building, a focus is placed on building drafts and prototypes verses completed projects. Click on the link below to view our current list of field trip offerings:

Field Trip Options

Please note that some customization of field trips options is possible upon request. For questions, or to discuss other field trip options, please contact Ashley O'Neil at 774-2352 or

Teacher Expectations

Before Field Trip

  • Collect completed Consent Form from parents
    • Students MAY NOT attend a field trip on CMU Campus without liability portion completed.
  • Make CMU Staff aware of any allergies, physical accomodations, or specific concerns before finalizing field trip plans.

During Field Trip

  • Manage all student behaviors.
  • Bring adequate staff to assist with student needs.
  • Supervise student trips to the restroom and drinking fountain.
  • Participate with students as comfortable. 

To Schedule Your Trip:

Use the calendar below to check for open dates. Then use the schedule form to request dates and times. Field Trips are currenting booking out until March. Schedule soon to guarantee a date.

Schedule ​           Calendar