Start your home school year off right with hands-on history and great scenery to enrich your learning program. This Outdoor School to Eastern Washington and Oregon will provide students and their families with terrific guided activities on the history of the westward movement and the rugged terrain of the picturesque and remarkable Pacific Northwest.
Early Pacific NW explorers & missionaries
Native American history & culture
The Westward Movement
The pioneer's daily life
Regional mining history w/gold panning
From Oregon Country to statehood
Steam locomotive ride with train robbery
Program fee covers curriculum, facilities use fees, and expenses and honorarium for instructors and entrance fee for all sites waived as a school group except as specified. Fees not included in program fee: lodging, travel, food, and Fort Walla Walla, and the optional ride on steam locomotive w/train robbery.
Once registered, you will receive the pre-trip information and curriculum (by mid July or shortly after registering). Also included will be links to specific websites for any pre-trip study resources.
High school study objectives will be provided for US/Pacific NW History. Academy NW students can also check with their teacher to see how learning activities can apply to any subjects being studied.
Families make their own lodging arrangements (see left panel recommendations) and can bring simple foods for breakfasts, sack lunches, snacks, and drinks/water to have in their car. Dinners will be planned potlucks for Thursday & Friday even. Food assignments for the dinners will be sent out two weeks prior.
Students 12/+ years old whose parents are unable to attend but who come with a "designated adult" with another registered family providing transportation and supervision for the whole time. Non-attending parents submit a permission slip and arrange with hosting family the student's costs for travel, food, lodging, etc.
Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org