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Education Field Trips

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STATE FAIR GUIDED FIELD TRIPS



Seed Survivor - Ag Hort Building - Email us Here to Register! 
Description: Second and Third grade classrooms will explore plant growth and development with the Seed Survivor fieldtrip. Eight interactive stations featuring multi-media and virtual reality games and activities designed to teach students that plants need water, light, healthy soil and nutrients to survive. Students are also taught where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture.   Each student will have the opportunity to also plant a sunflower seed to take home and grow, unscramble puzzles to discover how wheat reaches your plate as bread, design a garden, and color a farm scene.  Fieldtrip dates are August 12-15.  The cost is $2.00 per student, includes fair admission, pre-registration is required.



My American Farm - Farm Bureau Building - Email us Here to Register!
 Description: Fifth and Sixth Grade classrooms will dive into the world of food, fiber and energy with the My American Farm fieldtrip experience. Discover where your food comes from, how farmers care for the land, and how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics come to life in food, fiber and fuel production. Students will get first hand experience planting seeds as they participate in the Living Plant Necklace lab. Students will also step into the role of “Lead Mechanic” as they review images of common locations on the farm, and identify the machinery and tools needed to get the job done!  Lastly, students will create their own faux flower pen, but this isn’t an ordinary pen – important scientific information is included on the leaf, that will help the student make connections to life long learning and science!  Fieldtrip dates are August 12-15.  The cost is $2.00 per student, includes fair admission, pre-registration is required.


The Versatile Bean - Glass Barn - Email us Here to Register!
Description: Seventh through Twelfth grade classrooms will explore how versatile the soybean is because of the advancements of biotechnology.  Students will explore the interactive exhibits in the Glass Barn interact with a famer via face time.  Students will engage in hands-on experiments that will allow them to extract DNA and make a simple plastic material, while learning about the role and uses of soybeans.  Fieldtrip dates are August 12-15.  The cost is $2.00 per student, includes fair admission, pre-registration is required.


Hoosier Heritage Fieldtrip - Pioneer Village and State Fair Blvd - Email us Here to Register!
Description: The Hoosier Heritage fieldtrip will have 4th grade classrooms exploring the history of Indiana Agriculture through exploring and engaging in the educational living exhibit of the Pioneer Village.  After participating in Pioneer Village the students will interact with the organizations and agencies participating in Hoosier Heritage Day at the Indiana State Fair.  Fieldtrip date August 7th.  The cost is $2.00 per student, includes fair admission, pre-registration is required.

The Amazing Journey - Pathway to Water Quality, 
presented by Indiana American Water - 
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Description: Students will embark on a journey to water quality.  Do we all take clean water for granted?  The journey will have students exploring and interacting with the following stations: how the Glass Barn reduces rain runoff; how a rain drop can stay clean; the importance of soil and water artifacts dating back to the early 1900’s; the adventure of a watershed; and soil texture, erosion, and soil as a filter.  Fieldtrip dates are August 12-15.  The cost is $2.00 per student, includes fair admission, pre-registration is required.

SELF-GUIDED FIELDTRIPS


The Wonder Trail - Around the Fairgrounds
Description: The Wonder Trail  is a self-guided fieldtrip around the Indiana State Fair that can enhance classroom curriculum by utilizing agriculture as the teaching model. Students will have the opportunity to explore agriculture by following the trail around the fairgrounds engaging in twelve different exhibits.  As Students experience the exhibits they will create an understanding of the importance of agriculture. The Wonder Trail has been developed around 2nd thru 6th grade learning standards. Fieldtrip dates are available during the weekdays of the 2014 Indiana State Fair, August 1-17. The cost is $2.00 per student, includes fair admission, pre-registration is required.
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INDIANA STATE FAIR CAMPS


Junior Vet Camp - Spay Neuter Exhibit
Description:  Junior Vet Camp is a 3 hour (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.) experience for future veterinarians in grades 6th thru 8th to provide an opportunity to be the doctor for the day.  Hands-on sessions will include exploring blood and other items under a microscope.  You will get to practice your surgery skills by suturing up simulated incisions.  The opportunity to look at radiographs (x-rays) to learn what is inside of our patients.  Spend time learning about animals in a fun way from current veterinary students from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Learn about the educational pathway to veterinary school and how you can prepare for what awaits you as a veterinarian.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to investigate being a veterinarian.  Junior Vet Camp is offered August 1st thru 10th, pre-registration is required, the cost is $25, and participants will receive a t-shirt.
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Senior Vet Camp - Spay Neuter Exhibit
Description: Senior Vet Camp is a 3 hour (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) experience that will offer many hands-on sessions which will challenge future veterinarians  in grades 9 thru 12 to learn and develop their animal doctor skills.  During the senior camp, campers will learn and practice their suturing skills, develop their physical exam technique, learn about how radiographs (x-rays) are made and what you can learn from them.  During the camp, you will observe a live animal spay or castration surgery on a dog.  You will work with current veterinary students from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine who will also share with you the educational pathway to veterinary school and what careers options await you as a veterinarian.  Veterinarians work with animals in hospitals, on farms, in zoo as well as use their training to protect human health via our food chain and general disease outbreak control, development of new drugs and even work to ensure that our country is safe from animal diseases in general.  You don’t want to miss this great camp.  Senior Vet Camp is offered August 1st thru 10th, pre-registration is required, the cost is $25, and participants will receive a  t-shirt.
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