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The Detroit Tigers Class Outside Educational Series includes a morning of interactive, academic based presentations followed by a Tigers game at Comerica Park.

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*Weather Permitting


For all Class Outside events, gates will open at 10 AM. Program runs approximately 10:45-11:30 AM. Free Time (lunch at your expense) 11:30 AM - 1 PM, followed by the Detroit Tigers game at 1:08 PM.

Bus parking is free. Located on the North service drive, first come-first serve. Individual vehicle parking will be at your expense. You may bring in sack lunches. Check list of permitted items »

April 11, Career Day
Recommended for middle, high school and early college students.

This presentation includes speakers from several areas in the sports industry. Speakers provide their own personal testimony of their path to their career in sports. Topics include education, experience and career advice. Presenters speak about careers in Marketing, Sales, Media Relations, Park Operations, Broadcasting, Community Relations and more.

Scheduled speakers for 2016 Career Day include:

Rachel Condelli
Sports Marketing Manager, Gatorade Sports Partnerships

Mary Beck
SVP, Marketing & Promotion
MLB Network

Padraic McMeel
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Oakland University

Additional speaker will be announced as they are confirmed.

April 12, Weather Day
Recommended for elementary and middle school students.

This presentation is hosted by Toledo's Imagination Station. The program uses live demonstrations and science experiments to show how clouds are made, anemometers, barometers and more!. It is a fun day of science, weather and baseball.

April 28, Math Day
Recommended for middle and early high school students.

This presentation hosted by ESPN Sport Science's John Brenkus. The program covers the elements of math and how it is applied in baseball: analytics, sabermetrics, statistics, geometry, ratios, formulas and algebra.

May 18, Space Day
Recommended for elementary and middle school students.

Students attending will learn about the science of space and how it relates to Michigan. The pregame program will feature several science experiments by the Michigan Science Center, and a lesson on the size of our universe. In addition, the Space Day program will focus on technology taking us into a new era of spaceflight, including a mini-space shuttle called Dream Chaser®. Students will also learn about the evolving commercial space industry and how it's benefitting life here on Earth. The program features special guest John Roth, Vice President of Business Development at Sierra Nevada Corporation. SNC's Dream Chaser® is America's next-generation spacecraft recently selected by NASA to provide cargo transportation services to the International Space Station. Roth will also participate in a Q&A session with students following his presentation.

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a unique, fun and dynamic hands-on museum, offering programs that inspire children and their families to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, dynamic learning environment. Through an interactive approach to science with engaging, hands-on exhibits, shows and activities, MiSci strives to help launch the next generation of Michigan's engineers, scientists and innovators, and significantly impact the cultural and economic renewal of Detroit and Michigan.

As Vice President of Business Development, Roth is part of the SNC team that is responsible for the design, development and testing of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, in addition to 450 successful missions to space.

May 25, Journalism Day
Recommended for middle, high school and early college students.

The presentation includes speakers from several areas of journalism. Speakers provide their own personal testimony in education, experience and career. Students will hear about the art of sports storytelling and how the news is released across multiple platforms. Areas of focus include print media, photo journalism, social media and radio-television sports journalism.

June 8, Detroit Tigers "Strike Out Bullying" Rally
Recommended for middle and high school students.

Presented by "Defeat The Label" and 98.7AMP Radio

The Detroit Tigers organization recognized the epidemic of bullying in schools and identified an opportunity to advocate for Michigan's school children. In 2011, the Tigers launched the "Strike Out Bullying" program and nearly a quarter of a million students throughout the state of Michigan have been impacted by the program. On Wednesday, June 8, the Tigers will host a "Strike Out Bullying" rally in conjunction with 'Defeat The Label", a Michigan based and internationally known non-profit organization that is empowering students to take a stand in their schools and communities against bullying. This interactive presentation includes speakers from education and law enforcement about recognizing and speaking up about bullying.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Kevin Epling, Co-Director, Bully Police USA
  • David Gelios, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Michigan
  • Anthony Ianni, Former Michigan State University Basketball Player


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