Field Trips

White text says Virtual Field Trips. A series of small images of children and instructors on video calls lines the side. Let's make a field trip that works for you!

What this Video for more information: 

Field Trip Options

We're about skill building: 

We've created field trips with design thinking in mind. To us, this means focusing on: 

  • Accessing empathy
  • Identifying needs
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Ideating
  • Building to learn
  • Iteration
  • Communicating ideas 
We believe that materials are tools for thinking and learning. Whether we use recycled materials or robots, art supplies or blocks, all field trips will ultimately be focused on one or more of these tenants. 

We're flexible: 

We've got a new way of doing things that gives you more options to create an experience that really works for you. Here are just a few of the considerations: 


On-campus, on location, 
or online

Share your goals with 
our staff

Provide your own in your classroom or purchase a Kit from us to get you started!​

We'll work with you: 

1. Fill out our form to let us know some considerations. We'll contact you via email soon after! 
2. Set up a brief meeting to go over your goals for the field trip. 
3. Participate with your students in this one-of-a-kind experience! 

Use our new form to help us learn more about your classroom. We'll connect with you to discuss your Field Trip shortly! Please keep in mind that our center follows the latest COVID guidelines through the university- thank you for your flexibility. 

The work of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education is generously supported in part by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.