Field Trips

FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE:

  • Guided Tour
  • Environmental art project
  • Stewardship opportunities
  • Or teachers can design an experience that best meets the students’ needs

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

  • Cost: $3 per student and adult
  • Payment on day of outing via check (payable to: Michigan Legacy Art Park), or request an invoice.
  • Teachers are encouraged to apply for grants to help with costs associated with field trips..

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS:

CONTACT:

  • Schedule your field trip with Patricia Innis, Education Director at [email protected] or call the Art Park office: 231-378-4963


AVAILABLE FIELD TRIP THEMES

LOGGING

Michigan was the nation’s leading lumber producer between 1869 and 1900.

Related Sculptures:
Sawpath #1-5 by David Barr
Logging Camp by Patricia Innis
Five Needles
by Michael McGillis

GEOLOGY

Much of our state is underlaid bysedimentary rock. Mining iron ore was an important part of Michigan history.

Related Sculptures:
Ontonagon by John Richardson
Masonry Vessel by Joe Zajac

WIND POWER

Throughout history wind has been used as a source of energy.

Related Sculptures:
Wheels of Progress
by Dewey Blocksma
Five Needles
by Michael McGillis

GREAT LAKES

The Great Lakes contain nearly 20% of the earth’s fresh water and are a unique ecosystem.

Related Sculptures:
Michigan by Brian Ferriby
Superior by Brian Ferriby

ERNEST HEMMINGWAY

Ernest Hemmingway first wrote about Michigan in the Nick Adams short stories, putting Michigan on the map of world literature.

Related Sculptures:
Big Two Hearted
by David Barr and Gary Kulak
Hemingway Haunts by Patricia Innis

MICHIGAN WILDLIFE

A wide variety of wildlife reside in Michigan. Twenty-two types of birds have been identified in the Art Park.

Related Sculptures:
Frog by Bill Allen 
Serpent Mound by Patricia Innis

SETTLEMENT OF MICHIGAN

The first European explorers arrived in 1620 followed by fur trappers and the French military, who established forts and settlements.

Related Sculptures:
Stockade Labyrinth
by David Barr
Shadow Stone Circle
by David Barr (1996) and Michelle Shulte & Suttons Bay High School Students (2018)
Transit Survey by David Barr
Bonnet by Lois Teicher

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Students are becoming increasingly aware of the need for conservation.


Related Sculptures:
Diversity by David Barr
Nurture/Nature by David Barr
Robins! by Patricia Innis

Schedule your field trip with Patricia Innis, Education Director!
Email [email protected] or call the Art Park office: 231-378-4963

Additional Resources

“It was wonderful to see my students so engaged and enthusiastic about the environmental art project. The field trip gave us much to write about when we returned to school. I had no problem teaching the class to use sensory detail in their descriptions about their favorite sculpture.”

Clarissa Wright, Frankfort Elementary