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Electronic Field Trip to Africa, South America, Mexico and Papua New Guinea October 21, 2011

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.

Museum of International Cultures, Dallas, Texas

The tour may be scheduled by calling (972) 572-0462 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 available 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) 572-0462

The International Museum of Cultures

 

 

5 Responses to “Electronic Field Trip to Africa, South America, Mexico and Papua New Guinea”

  1. […] and outreach.  As a part of this major effort a virtual tour has been developed and the Electronic Field Trip is available on line after November 15, […]

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  3. […] Electronic Field Trip, called IMC Rocks!, is our premier production, presenting a virtual tour accompanied with […]

  4. […] of Cultures (IMC) has tracked school group tours over the past three years at several museums. The IMC statistics reveal a 15 to 20 percent drop due to transportation […]

  5. […] museum in person, there is another alternative. The IMC also provides insight into Mexico in its Electronic Field Trip. In the IMC Electronic Field Trip, a Museum Docent of Mexican heritage explains to  students […]


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