Friday, August 10, 2012

EduFair in Springfield MO Aug 16

This day has been specifically designed for your home education family.  Come relax and spend the day with us.  Just look at all the stuff that is waiting for you to Battlefield, Missouri

Battlefield City Park
5434 S Tower Dr
Battlefield, MO 65619

(property adjoining the Municipal Plaza)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Opens at 9:30am

Closes at 2:30pm


EduFairs are a home education event filled with interactive activities for all ages.  Bring your boxes of used books/education resources/games/posters and teaching resources to the totally FREE exchange.  This event features local businesses, homeschool entrepreneurs, and educational shows along with hands-on acitivities. Write thank-you notes at the event and earn tickets for lots of donated treats.  Spend the day with FIELD TRIPS!!! and meet new friends.

This fun-filled family day will be action packed!
Here is the current Educational Show Schedule:

10am Sign Language with Michelle! Come learn the signs for different types of clothing.

10:30am "Singing Insects!" presented by Jay Barber, Missouri Department of Conservation!!!

We'll learn the summer sounds of insects, listen for these various summer singers that will have about 6 more weeks of calling, and explore different specimens.

Noon TENTATIVE Homeschool Orchestra

1 pm Crochet with Michelle! Bring your size G or H crochet hook and learn how to crochet a bookmark.

There will also be an activities and information fair, continuously from 9:30am to 2:30pm, provided by local home education and child-oriented organizations! Every display area features interactive activities for the kids. There are all sorts of unique and interesting businesses sponsoring this event.  Arts & Crafts will be available for the kids to enjoy some fun and messy learning! If your homeschool organization would like to set up a table, simply email Pamela with your organization name, contact information, and your website to  Than, show up with your display and interactive kids' activity at the Battlefield EduFair. No charge! No Selling per state regulations.

There is a large field for your picnic lunch and enjoyment.  Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, canopies, and playpens and Sunscreen!  Let's enjoy the great outdoors :) Please NO Alcohol, and NO smoking.

There are two playground areas with play equipment appropriate for toddlers and older children as well as swings and other play stations. The paved walking trail provides a half mile loop around the park that is lighted. There are two lighted tennis courts and a basketball area.

Bring your tennis balls & rackets, basketballs, soccer balls, and suntan lotion.  There is also a fountain & gazebo in honor of the Trail of Tears, however NO WATER PLAY due to city regulations. Meet lots of home educators, JUST LIKE YOU who treasure this precious freedom we have in America.

Another popular feature is the totally FREE teaching resource, games, books, and curriculum exchange, bring your box of gently used fun and walk away with something! This promises to be a spectacular event!  Clean out your house and bring those boxes to EduFair!!! You DO NOT have to bring a box to take home a box. We DO encourage you to BRING boxes for your books to take home!

This fun-filled family day will be action packed!  Keep checking back to this webpage for the event schedule!!!

Would you, or someone you know like to participate?  Artists, musicians, volunteers, sponsors & financial donors are all needed in order to provide this cultural opportunity free of cost to our community.  Please contact us ASAP.

Please patronize our sponsors. Join us! We have plenty of room to add YOU! Email Pamela at for more info:


Springfield Incredible Pizza Company
Home School programs offered monthly with Mad Science in Springfield, Missouri

Thank you for your Incredible Pizza Card Fundraiser!!! We raised $500 in January, 2012.


Papa Murphys

Thank you for your Papa Murphys Fundraiser!!! We've raised $320 so far towards our organizational goal of saving 3 years annual budget.


Springfield, Missouri

Thank you for your Hy-Vee Coupon Booklet Fundraiser!!!  We've raised $195 so far towards our organizational goal of saving 3 years annual budget.


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WE NEED SPONSORS!!! Are you a business owner or do you have your own home business? Do you have a hobby you are passionate about and would set up a display and share your knowledge with a bunch of homeschool kids? Are you a coop or a playgroup for homeschoolers? Are you passionate about a certain topic, and want to share your knowledge?  For more information on how to become a sponsor, Email Pamela at or phone 417-595-7153.

Or use the webform and type "sponsor" in the comments box:


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS, SIGN UP NOW :) Please find your spot to volunteer at

Pamela and kids :)

Join and support the FIELD TRIPS!!! team

FIELD TRIPS!!! General Information:

FIELD TRIPS!!! is a non-profit organization for home education families. There are no membership fees required to join FIELD TRIPS!!! To cover our quarterly website maintenance fees, domain name, internet connection, EduFairs!, Pam's Gasoline for FIELD TRIPS!!! functions, and annual organizational fees to the state of Missouri, a surcharge of 50c to $1 is added to all prepays. This policy began when FIELD TRIPS!!! was formed to prevent Pam to pay out-of-pocket. Pam does not receive any salary, nor does anybody else, strictly service from the heart.  All participating families are required to have a signed FIELD TRIPS!!! waiver on file, these are signed at your first FIELD TRIP!!!

Prepays are no refunds and no-shows are considered donations. Carefully read your Confirmation email regarding any prepaid FIELD TRIPS!!! This Confirmation email will state meeting instructions. If you do not check-in with Pamela at the designated time/place, your prepays are considered donations and will be freely distributed to families who show up space-available. I'm firm about check-in times, as my son says, "Movies don't wait!"  We want to ensure that all spaces are used.  If you don't get a Confirmation email, CALL ME before 7am on the FIELD TRIP!!! day at 417-595-7153.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the free publicity. I want to ensure that it's clear, EduFairs are not a "used curriculum sale" and they are not a "flea market", there is absolutely no selling at these EduFairs. All items are freely given away. See you at EduFairs 2012 :)

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