Grand Canyon Quest
This one-night, two day trip, finds us traveling through the morning to arrive at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ. After a picnic lunch we travel to world famous Meteor Crater impact site and museum, near Winslow. After a full day studying geology and archaeology at Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument, we will retire to a motel in Flagstaff. The second day we travel to the Grand Canyon to view the IMAX movie, “Hidden Secrets of the Grand Canyon.” After a brief stop for souvenir shopping we head to Desert View overlook with an inspiring view of one of the natural wonders of the world. With a guided nature hike along the South Rim we learn more about the local flora and fauna, geology, and history of this treasure of the southwest.
This two-day, one-night trip is NEW and always changing. Depending on the dates of your trip, we will take your group to a play or musical at a theater in the Southern California area that satisfies your desires. We will also make arrangements to tour a local theater and visit the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where a staff member will instruct the students about the practical applications of art in everyday items. The second day will be spent at Universal Studios.
This NEW trip will take you to discover the rich history and beauty of Southern Arizona! We will travel to Bisbee for a visit to the famous Copper Queen Mine. With a hard-hat, lamp and rain slicker, you will ride a mining “mule” train into the mountain to see the workings of the formerly rich copper, gold and silver mine. You will also see the Lavender Pit Surface Copper Mine and visit the Bisbee Mining Museum. From Bisbee we will travel to Tombstone to experience a informational stage coach ride, the Historic Courthouse and a stop at Boothill Cemetery. After a dinner stop we will retire to a motel in Benson, AZ. The second morning will begin with a visit to one of the worlds most recently discovered caves, Kartchner Caverns. After the cave tour we will spend the day a the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! (This trip has limited availability due to Kartchner Caverns scheduling limitations)
This two-day, one-night experience emphasizes maritime history. As the students go “Back in Time” to late 1700’s or 1800’s they experience what it was like as a common seaman living aboard a ship. Through role-playing and cooperative learning techniques students will be eating, working, and sleeping as they did aboard the “Star of India” for the “Voyage of Hope” or the “Californian” for the “American Revolution”. A floating lab activity will finish your Star of India experience, and for those on the Californian your adventure will end by taking the schooner out for a 3-hour sail.