Fourth Grade & Up: Overland Trails
May 10 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 13, 2021
DATES: April 19 – May 13, 2021 | TIME: 9:30-2:30
$6.75/student, $6.75/per chaperone (within ratio)
Students will learn about the Overland Trails, the reasons behind the Great Migration and how to prepare for the trip. Students will select supplies, load them into the hand carts, pull the hand carts along the trail, stopping to purchase or trade for supplies at the Taylor Store, and many other points along the way to inspect trail debris or read from the journals. They will reach a place where a wagon has stopped, proving it is a good location for a “noonin.” Supplies will be unloaded and students will prepare their meal. While eating and resting, students will discuss the trail life of these moving communities, the hardships they endured and their impact on the growth of the nation. Once the meal is over, they will pack up and resume the walk on the trail, eventually returning to the start location to conclude journal readings and discuss their day. (Warm, layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes are required).