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Business Tours

Bridges has resources to support your next tour of a local business. Business tours help students learn more about occupations within that industry and the work environment. Tours last approximately 30-90 minutes.

Bridges can reimburse schools for the cost of traveling to and from a business.

To receive reimbursement, contact Mary for pre-approval. Teachers are limited to ONE tour per year, and funds are available on a first-to-contact, first-awarded basis. Tour travel expenses are expected not to exceed $100 and/or occur during PEAK busing times. Contact Mary for more information.

To process the payment, have your students complete a post-tour survey, complete the teacher tour evaluation, and mail all of these forms with your Bridges travel reimbursement form within 30 days of your tour to have the cost of your travel to and from the business covered by Bridges.

Only one tour is allowed per teacher/class with a maximum $100 travel allowance.

Downloads and more information!

Download the Business Tours fact sheet.

Or, for more information, contact:

Mary Gottsch, (218) 822-7117
Executive Director

Forms to download


Watch how tours help a class

Pillager class tours the Brainerd Dispatch (story courtesy of the Otto Bremer Trust)

Tour Watches DNR in Action

Students watched the DNR work at the Walleye Egg Stripping Station. The station is one of only five places in Minnesota where eggs are taken, fertilized, washed and then brought to the hatchery in Brainerd. Once hatched, eggs are used to stock lakes with walleyes who have the Mississippi River genetic strain.  It was an incredible experience.

— Crosby-Ironton High School