We will be offering virtual field trips for the 20-21 school year.
Students will have exposure to new experiences, concepts, and materials, with emphasis placed on iterative and creative processes at work in designing a prototype. See our general descriptions below to find the best fit for your class.
Field trips are most appropriate for 3 - 9th grade. Check out the options below to see what works best for you!
Field Trips To-Go
Looking to get materials into your students hands? We've prepared some of our favorite activites for a take-and-make opportunity. Pick up kits for students and help facilitate an experience as on of our staff members connects with your class via Zoom for a design thinking field trip.
- Class kits available for pick-up (shipping only outside of a 30 minute radius)
- Active field trip in your room: 45 - 60 minutes
- Opportunities for asychronous extension
- Cost: $2 per student
Best for classes who are under time constraints. This trip does not deeply engage students in the design thinking process, but it offers a shared experience in ideating and prototyping.
Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Cost: $2 per student
Best for classes interested in a detailed experience. Appropriate for those new to the process.
- Time: 2 hours; can be done in a single session or split over 2-3 days
- Cost: $2 per student
If you are a participating class, connect with our staff to discuss how we might support your students with a virtual field trip by submitting a request at the bottom of this page.
Before Field Trip:
Confirm payment with center
Share with staff any virtual etiquette norms that students use regularly
Confirm your school's permissions for virtual school experiences
During Field Trip:
Manage all student behaviors
Participate with students as you feel comfortable
Schedule Your Field Trip:
Teachers must register for field trips individually. Please confer with colleagues BEFORE booking if you are trying to coordinate dates.
Please review the calendar below for available or unavailable dates before submitting your field trip request.
You will have access to the calendar again once you begin completing your Field Trip or School Visit Request Form.
Best for teachers interested in expanding design thinking into their classrooms. Experience what it feels like to plan as part of our team as you work with center staff to plan and execute a design thinking activity that suits your class. Cost: $2 per student
1 - 3 virtual planning meetings with center staff
option for staff to virtually co-teach
time for feedback and reflection
Click on this
interest form to begin talking with a member of our staff.
The work of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education is generously supported in part by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.