Educational Experiences

These experiential learning opportunities are brought to you by the annual conference local advisory committee. 

Time: 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Price: $125.00

Experience Details:  Drive down scenic Highway 169 along the Minnesota River to tour Minnesota State University- Mankato FCS Department  Lunch will be on your own  at Nolabelle Kitchen, a Farm to Table restaurant featuring locally grown food. Explore 3 Minnesota based companies: Cambria - Granite Countertops, By the Yard- recycled plastic milk jugs made into patio furniture and Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store where you can find all your favorite candies and Minnesota’s favorite foods. Cash only for purchases made at the candy store.

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Price: $115.00

Experience Details:  Visit the internationally-themed Midtown Global Market (MGM)  for a historical tour and a chef demonstration/tasting of Moroccan flavors. Shop food and crafts from around the world; eat at restaurants throughout the market on your own. Stop at the George Floyd Global Memorial and drive by largest  Minneapolis lake, Bde Maka Ska, recently restored to its Dakota name. Wheelchairs available at MGM. 

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Price: $135.00

Experience Details:  Travel to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a research center and extension of the University of Minnesota, featuring 1200 acres of horticultural and botanical gardens.  Excursion includes discounted admission, flowerpot box lunch in private room, self-guided tour and one-hour guided tram tour, 10% discount in gift store. ADA accessible, wheelchairs available.

Time: 12:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Price: $100.00

Experience Details:  Tour 3 St Paul, MN Highlights:

1- Minnesota State Capitol: The heart of St. Paul hosts the 2nd largest dome capitol in the nation including Golden Horses on the Dome.

2- The Minnesota History Center: Charles Schultz exhibit and more. Food available.

3- St Paul Community College CTE related programs including a stunning view of St Paul in the cafeteria.

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Price: $25.00

Experience Details:  Target Field, Minneapolis. Attendees will walk to the field together to watch the Minnesota Twins vs. the Colorado Rockies baseball game!