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Volume 3, Issue 12


December 2005

Oregon Trail Fieldtrip

On December 3rd the 4th graders at Cedar Mill Elementary School hosted a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds that will enable all the 4th graders to attend the Oregon Trail Overnight Fieldtrip. Unfortunately, they only raised a little more than half of their $2500 goal. They’re looking for community members and businesses who might play “angel” to help them raise the remainder.

The fieldtrip takes 4th graders to the outdoors to experience learning based on the theme of the Oregon Trail and the adventures faced by the pioneers and famous explorers such as Lewis and Clark. The Overnight program is a wonderful multi-disciplinary experience that complements regular classroom curriculum. The fieldtrip is offered through the Multnomah Education Service District Environmental Education Program, and is held in spring of each year. Local youth camps are leased, and along with classroom teachers and parent volunteers, students engage in hands-on activities and learn lessons in botany, forestry, Oregon Trail history, pioneer tools, quilt patterns, outdoor cooking, magnetite panning, the Oregon fur trade, campfire songs and Native American storytelling.

Contact Lori Alkana, if you would like to help: lorialkana@comcast.net




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