We are going virtual for the 20-21 school year!
What We Do:
We've created field trips with design thinking in mind. To us, this means focusing on:
Building to learn
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.
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 activities for a take-and-make opportunity. Click on the flyer below to see what materials are available:
Give your students an authentic experience in the fully Design Thinking Process. Best for classes interested in a detailed experience. Appropriate for those new to the process. Teachers are expected to provided recycled materials, paper, and adhesives for students.
- 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
Gathering materials and/or coordinating materials pick-up with us
During Field Trip:
Manage all student behaviors
Participate with students as you feel comfortable
Help students access necessary materials
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.