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Take a journey back in time to the mid 1800’s and join us as California history comes alive! Participants re-enact the life and times of California’s Native Americans, early settlers, and gold miners. Students will learn how different cultures have utilized natural resources over the years and examine their impact on the environment. Through understanding our recent history, students can make informed decisions that shape the future for California’s diverse peoples and landscapes.
*Special Focus: Programs can emphasize certain concepts or include special field trips based on your requests or requirements. We work with your school in advance of your program to assure your students’ curricular and social needs are met.
* Santa Cruz Resource History: Students will follow goals and objectives listed above with the exception of gold rush facts, tools, locations. Students will instead focus their study on California’s natural resources as a whole, especially redwoods, land, water and Santa Cruz area history of development. Students will learn about local Native Americans, local historical developments, history of Santa Cruz area natural resources. Students will visit Wilder Ranch State Park for insight into early Santa Cruz history and will participate in the life and times of settlers, dairy farmers, Native Americans and loggers. Students will learn historical knowledge that will help them make informed decisions about the future.