Field Trips offered:

Travel in Time (best for 4th grade)

Offered in Fall and Spring.

 “Travel in Time” Field Trip Adventure

trapper, kalapuya indian and pioneer historical interpreters singing creek educational center

Go back in time and experience local history at our beautiful park next to the Coast Fork Willamette River! Your 3rd – 5th grade school group will learn about life as a pioneer, trapper, and Kalapuya Indian with hands-on experience, outdoor activities and more. The trip begins at our historic Snapp House, then your class will break into three groups that will have different adventures with a costumed interpreter as a guide. The Kalapuya group will go to a beautiful camp under the trees to learn about foods, housing, tools, language and more. Trappers will walk to a camp spot with a tent and cooking ring, sit on tree stumps and learn about trade, early tools, lifestyle, and animals then go for a walk to the river to search for tracks. The pioneer group will start at the house and learn about early schooling, work the loom and go for a nature walk to the river to record observations in their field journals. Each group will make a craft to take home.

We re-convene at the house for a final wrap up and to get back on the bus. The three groups do not rotate; each one has a unique experience. Use this as an opportunity to have a representative from each group share with your class about what they learned.

Please let us know if you have special needs in your group or severe allergies.

Pricing: $4.50 per child, with a $50 minimum. Adult Chaperones are free.
If you have a small group we can do the field trip with one or two groups, such as pioneer only, or pioneer and Kalapuya group only.  Our maximum is 35 kids.

12 children or less, ONE GROUP
13-21 children, TWO GROUPS
22-35 children, THREE GROUPS

Field trips last for two hours and are usually scheduled from 9:30am to 11:30am. We do not have facilities for groups over 15 to stay and eat their lunches, unless you can sit outdoors on the grass (good weather.) If your group is 15 or under and you would like to use the house for lunch, please let us know in advance.  There is an additional fee of $20 to stay for lunch.

We will send you a packet of information about preparing for your field trip as well as background information and what to expect.

Contact our Director, Karen Rainsong, for more information.

Want more information about the pioneers, trappers, and Kalapuya Indians, as well as nature and local history? Check out our Resources page with over 60 links to educational resources on the web!

Singing Creek Educational Center is great! I attended with my ten year old son who has a disability and they were very supportive in listening to what his needs were and allowing him to participate as fully as any other child would. I fully recommend anyone to this wonderful organization.

Keeley Heni