Virtual Field Trips

It is time to schedule your virtual field trip with the 6th Annual Story Crossroads Storytelling Festival, available live at 9:00am Mountain Time / 11:00am Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 but accessible to you and your students for up to a month afterward. The entire festival is Monday-Thursday, May 10-13, 2021 with Virtual and Proper-Distanced/Outdoors/Masked Opportunities. 

Registration & Frequently Asked Questions

You can download 1-page pdf of what you see below.

Registration for Virtual Field trips is a one-step process that includes:

  • Basic information: Fill out name of group, grade(s) or age(s) of attendees, contact information of whoever is coordinating the virtual field trip, zipcode of your school/group and questions (if any)
  • Payment: Either pay $25/class if before April 1, 2021, to include student & teacher households OR $5/student to include households (no charge for teacher) as only option after April 1. For general admission, it is $15/household. You can pay at time of registration OR choose “invoice” though it must be paid in full by May 10, 2021, to receive a link for access.

Frequently Asked Questions–Virtual Field Trips

What ages/grades are best for this Festival?

Anyone from Kindergarten to senior citizens will enjoy this Festival.  The materials shared are family-friendly. There will be a couple performances or academic sessions best for teens and adults though technically ages 10+ would still enjoy and understand them.

What do you mean by the price “per person/household”?

Virtual changes everything in ticketing including always thinking that a registrant connects with a household. Thus, you have a household price. Any students or teachers who take part in the $25/class rate have the added benefit of each person having access as an individual and as a household. We ask that anyone beyond that register separately.

What is the platform being used for your virtual field trip and for how long will it be available to view?

We will use our YouTube Channel as an unlisted playlist with the link given only to registrants or main contact(s) for virtual field trips. Besides this link, the festival schedule webpage reminds the overall schedule. We will have a mix of pre-recorded such as Csenge Zalka from Hungary filmed in her land specific for us or some of our youth tellers as well as livestreamed events where you can ask questions such as the academic discussion. If you are unable to watch during the scheduled times, you can return to the unlisted YouTube link and view from May 10-June 15, 2021.

What if we want to experience the virtual as well as the proper-distanced/outdoors/masked festival?

While most of the opportunities are virtual, we wanted to have the live side of performance on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, starting at 9:30am at the Murray City Park, Murray, Utah. We are videotaping with multiple cameras for these live performances to then be available to be viewed by registrants online. If you are interested in a live field trip, then email us at We will be in touch on how to proceed.

Who funds this event?

Funding has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, Utah Division of Arts and Museums/Utah Legislature, Utah Humanities, Western States Arts Federation, Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) of Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and 80+ individuals and organizational donors.  Finally, we have many feed-in festivals for this event with community tellers (youth, adults, and seniors) from Murray Storytelling Showcase, Jordan School District Storytelling Festival, Canyons School District Storytelling Festival, Clearfield Storytelling Festival, Clinton Storytelling Festival, Old Capitol Storytelling Festival, and American Prep Academy Speech Festival.

How do we donate to your 501(c)3 nonprofit?

Donations are always appreciated.

1.  Donate directly by clicking here.

2. Create Facebook fundraiser on your own by going here:

3.  Do your Amazon shopping through and choose “Story Crossroads” as the charity.  Amazon then gives .005 percent of your purchase to your charity at no extra cost to you.

Any other questions?

Connect with Rachel Hedman, the Story Crossroads Founding Executive Director by emailing or call/text at (801) 870-5799.