LITTLE ROCK’S MOST EXCITING FIELD TRIPS

Fun Field Trips for Future Makers

We create a collaborative environment where students are exposed to a variety of creative possibilities — from technology to art to entrepreneurial ventures — and we encourage them to investigate and explore through hands-on activities under the guidance of experienced mentors. Most field trips are 2 hours in length and we cannot wait to see you at the Innovation Hub!

Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact Errin Stanger, estanger@arhub.org for more information.

15 to 25 students

25-50 Students

50-75 Students

75-100 Students

Code your Own World: Video Game Design

4th Grade + | 15-25 Students | $6 per student

Do your students love video games? Well, you may be surprised to learn that making them can be as much fun as playing them! In this field trip, students will learn to use a world-building engine that allows them to design their own worlds filled with hills, valleys, race tracks, and virtual obstacle courses. After their world is built, they can explore it with characters and vehicles whose speed and agility can be controlled with just a few simple lines of code.

Print like the Pros!

4th Grade + | 15-25 Students | $12 per student

Students will be amazed when they learn professional printing techniques to create their own t-shirts, bags, wrapping paper, patches, posters, and more using printmaking techniques from block printing to screen printing. Each student will carve their own design into a linoleum “block” to make a customized stamp and then use our etching press to make prints. Then they will choose from our STEAM-themed designs to print their own t-shirt or tote bag—just like the screen printing shops do it. Students will leave with all of their printed items.

Optional Add-On: Custom Design

Want to make this field trip even more exciting? Print t-shirts with your school or club logo! Send us a logo or drawing of your design and we will help turn it into a wearable design to print during your field trip. (You may want to host a design contest!) When you book the field trip, we’ll notify you of important deadlines for submitting artwork.

Flat fee, $50

Making the Imaginary Real: 3D Modeling & Printing

4th Grade + | 15-25 Students | $7 per student

Have you ever imagined something you would like to create IRL (In Real Life)? In this field trip, we will do just that! Students will learn how to use 3D design software that provides a virtual, hands-on clay modeling experience. Afterward, they’ll learn how to prep files for 3D printing. We’ll take a tour of the Innovation Hub’s many 3D printers where students will learn how these amazing machines function as we set up and run a print. Students will also explore the possibilities of applying 3D printing to future projects

Mud Made: The Science of Clay!

4th Grade + | 15-25 Students | $12 per student

Students will get their hands dirty making functional pottery (or sculptures) while learning the fundamental techniques of handbuilding with clay. They’ll make their own masterpiece to paint and fire in our kiln at temperatures around 2260℉, transforming their objects from mud into ceramic magic. (Note: Pieces must dry for several days before firing. We’ll coordinate pick up or delivery of final pieces at the time of booking.)

Engraving and Cutting with Light: Laser Cutting & Vector Art!

4th Grade + | 15-25 Students | $8 per student

Vector who? Laser engrave what? What sorcery is this?! Vector art is composed of computer generated points, lines, and shapes that are used to create logos, artwork, and assets for companies. It can also be used to control a laser cutter that uses high-intensity, focused light to burn images onto wood, acrylic, stone, and even chocolate! In this field trip, students will learn to create vector art and prepare it to run on the laser cutter, producing their very own masterpieces—made exclusively with the power of light!

Art Experience: Ceramics & Screenprinting

4th Grade + | 25-50 Students | $12 per student | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Looking for the best hands-on field trip for a creative group of students? We’ve combined our popular ceramics and screen printing field trips to offer an amazing art experience for larger groups. Students will make pottery and sculptures with our ceramics educator and learn how t-shirts are made as they screen print their own Innovation Hub t-shirt!

3D Experience: 3D Printing & Ceramics

4th Grade + | 25-50 Students | $12 per student | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Have you ever imagined something you would like to create IRL (In Real Life)? In this field trip, we will explore two different mediums for doing just that. First, students will learn how 3D printing works and how to prep files for these amazing machines. Then they will make pottery and sculptures with our ceramics educator while learning the fundamentals of handbuilding with clay. (Note: Ceramic pieces must dry for several days before firing. We’ll coordinate pick up or delivery of final pieces at the time of booking.)

Vector Experience: Laser Cutting & Screen Printing

4th Grade + | 25-50 Students | $12 per student | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Vector who? Laser engrave what? What sorcery is this?! Vector art is composed of computer generated points, lines and shapes that are used to create logos, artwork and assets for companies. In this field trip, students will learn to create vector art and prepare it to run on the laser cutter, producing beautiful masterpieces made exclusively with the power of light! Vector art is also used to create amazing designs for printing onto t-shirts. Students will learn about the screen printing process and print their own Innovation Hub t-shirt to take home.

Exploring Innovation

4th Grade + | 50-75 Students | $12 per student | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Experience the Innovation Hub in a hands-on adventure that takes students through our makerspace! Students will get their hands messy with clay, screen print their very own t-shirt or tote bag, and learn about 3D printing and laser cutting. Every student will take home creations the same day! How could a field trip get any better than this?!

The Maker Show

4th Grade + | 75-100 Students | $12 per student | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Available for booking Wednesday mornings from October through April for the 2019-2020 school year.

Want to inspire your students to be the next generation of makers? We do, too. The Innovation Hub team of professional makers and educators has an incredible show and tell of how we make things in our makerspace. Experience science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in a new way that will excite youth on the possibilities of learning across all STEAM-related fields. Students will witness things similar to a competition for the tallest cylinder on the potter’s wheel, how t-shirts are made, laser cutting demonstrations on chocolate, pumpkins or other unusual objects, virtual welding, and other ways to use science to make inspiring things in strange and amazing ways. We’ll show students that making and innovating are our real human SUPERPOWERS!

Thank you for your interest in booking a field trip to the Innovation Hub. Once the registration form has been completed, our program coordinator will contact you with a confirmation of your reservation and provide further instruction. A 20% (twenty) non-refundable deposit fee is due 2 (two) weeks prior to the field trip date. We look forward to meeting your students!

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a proud affiliate of Winrock International.

FIND US IN NLR

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
204 E 4th St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 907-6570

info@arhub.org

OUR HOURS

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: Closed