November Excursion - Canyon County Parks, Cultural & Natural Resources
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So, you want to be a fourth grader for the day? Come with us on a virtual “field trip” through Celebration Park!
The mission of Canyon County Parks (www.canyonco.org/parks) is to preserve the cultural and natural resources of our county as recreational and educational opportunities for our citizens and visitors. Celebration Park, an archaeological park established in 1989, embodies this mission. We provide place-based educational field trips at Celebration Park, situated in the Snake River canyon, serving hundreds of schools and thousands of students each year. Our flagship program, Stories in Stone, is designed for 4th graders who are studying Idaho History, and is aligned to state and national curriculum standards. A highlight of this field trip is a hike along the Park’s petroglyph trail, exploring the rich cultural and natural history of southwest Idaho. Students learn about traditional Native American cultures during a Lifeways presentation in the Canyon Crossroads Museum and a hunting lesson on the atlatl range. Students also get a glimpse into the boom-and-bust of local mining towns during a scenic walk across the historic Guffey Railroad Bridge.
The ongoing covid-19 pandemic has forced many EE providers to come up with new ways to connect students to place. Unable to offer our standard field trips this year, we decided to bring Celebration Park to the classrooms (or couches…) of students across the Treasure Valley. Park staff created a virtual program that captures the essence of Celebration Park, complete with videos, interactive activities, and live presentations from our skilled Interpretive Specialists. In September and October 2020, we brought over fifty virtual Stories in Stone field trips to Idaho schools, reaching almost one thousand 4th graders.
In this virtual Celebration Park EE Excursion, Programs Manager Juli McCoy will give an overview of Celebration Park and our typical educational program offerings. Programs Coordinator Amelia Barton will then describe the process of creating and implementing the new virtual programs, and will discuss successes and lessons learned along the way. Finally, Interpretive Specialist Tim Syreen will guide you through selections from the Stories in Stone field trip. As we tell the 4th graders: all you need is a pen, paper, and your imagination! This program will be offered via Zoom, and will last approximately 1 hr.
Topic: IdEEA Tour of Celebration Park
Time: Nov 10, 2020 03:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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