Pioneer Hands-On Day
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We listened to student comments. They wanted to learn more about the farm animals, so beginning in 2013 we are going to wash and card wool shorn from our sheep. After each student learns the process of cleaning wool to make it ready to spin they will take home a sample of their handiwork. At the pioneer cabin we will work in the garden and plant vegetables that later in the year can be used to make soup like that they will prepare for their own lunch. Our schoolmarm will teach students the art of Spenserian writing while reminding them of the expected manners of the 1901 day.
This daylong experiential educational program is guaranteed to create memories for years to come. Students learn about life during the early settlement period of southern Lake County. They learn about chores, recreation, school work, and challenges of life during the 19th century. It's a daylong experience of learning and fun.
Students prepare their own dinner, recite lessons, learn spelling words and tongue-twisters, bake cornbread, wash wool, and help prepare the gardens for the coming season just like the children of more than 100 years ago. Join us for this unusual TIME TRAVEL EXPERIENCE.
April 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, May 1, 3, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (please arrive at 9:15 a.m.). It is important that groups are on time. Please inform us if you will need to leave before 2 p.m.
Designed for 4th and/or 5th graders. Not appropriate for younger than 3rd grade.
100 students (do not include adult chaperones in this count). Minimum number per individual school or group is 30 students. Groups are combined to fill to the capacity. Groups are further divided into four activity areas and rotated throughout the day.
$6.00 per person (include students, chaperones, & teachers)
Taken beginning December 5 and open until filled or March 18. Call the Lake County Parks at 219-769-PARK (7275).
Staff and volunteers are assigned after reservations are processed. Without advance payment, assignments cannot be made.
We recommend schools arrange for PLENTY of chaperones and remind everyone to dress according to weather conditions. We will be prepared to continue with the program rain or shine, except during major thunderstorms. Schools are required to furnish certain supplies. A list of instructions, activities, and a schedule will be mailed to the school upon registration.
Our 2013 "Pioneers" CLICK ON PHOTO FOR LARGER, PRINTABLE IMAGE
For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30