Virtual Field Trips

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.

General Information:

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

Mini-Design Thinking 

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

Design Thinking 

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 

Invention Convention

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.

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