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Besser Planetarium offers individual field trips for science teachers

ALEPNA, Mich.– The Besser Planetarium is now offering field trips for Northeast Michigan students.

The program started when the Planetarium Coordinator reached out to Alpena High School’s science teachers. He wanted to maintain the relationship between the schools and museum while large field trips are cancelled. The solution they came up with was free, independent field trips.

Science teachers can receive worksheets from the Besser Museum and give them to students as extra credit.

“The student’s responsibility is to come into the Besser Museum with their adult and give us the top portion of what their teacher assigned them. We will stamp their homework assignment and then after they watch the show, they will have to reply back to their teachers some of the fun facts that they learned at the planetarium,” said Executive Director Christine Witulski.

To make sure these trips are fair and accessible, the shows will be free for students doing the assignment. Any school in Northeast Michigan is welcome to join the program. Teachers who want to participate can call the museum at (989) 356–2202.