Press Release: October 20, 2011
FEWER SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS, LESS CASH FOR ATTRACTIONS
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF CULTURES OFFERS AN ALTERNATIVE
The International Museum of Cultures has tracked school group tours over the past three years at several museums and the statistics reveal a 15 to 20 percent drop due to transportation costs.
Educators say students stand to lose out on personal enrichment especially in the wake of deep public education funding cost by the past legislative session.
An alternative, a tour program has been researched and developed into a marketable product for schools and other groups to access. A virtual tour via an Electronic Field Trip is now available for a fee-based access via the museum’s website.
The tour may be scheduled by calling 972 708 7537 for payment and access code. TEKS were reviewed and the tour covers all areas and provides both a pre and post tour curriculum for downloading that is included in the tour costs.
The first tour covers Africa, South America, Mexico and Papua New Guinea in a 35 minute presentation. It is divided into four segments should the educators wish focus on one country at a time.
A preview is planned for educators who wish to visit the International Museum of Cultures and view the Electronic Field Trip, discuss the curriculum and dialogue with one of the museum’s experience Docents.
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mary Fae Kamm, Director
972 708 7537
972 708 7341 (fax)