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Field trips provide students with opportunities to observe the world outside the classroom. Field trips can include jaunts to a museum, farm, manufacturing plant, geological area, public facility, or other location so that students can gain firsthand knowledge. Field trips accomplish the following objectives:
  • Students engage all of their senses in a real-world environment.
  • Students develop broader perspectives.

Boomtown Museum

Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Location: Boomtown Museum, 1525 Median Ave, Shasta Lake 

Cost: free
Shasta Lake Heritage and Historical Society’s new museum is filled with photographs, artifacts and plenty of heart. The small, volunteer-run museum focuses on workers and families who lived in Central Valley and the other boomtowns of Project City, Summit City and Pine Grove during the Shasta Dam construction era – 1938 to 1945.  Boomtown Museum is centered on the workers and life in the communities. But because the historical society’s collections encompass more than the dam-building era, the museum does, too. History about the region’s early mining days and communities up the Sacramento River Canyon, some of which are now beneath the waters of Shasta Lake, are also part of the museum. The field trip will include a tour and a couple of other activities. After the field trip we will go next door to the museum for a picnic and play time at the park. Be sure to pack your lunch and join us! There are 30 spots available.  

Fiddler on the Roof

Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Location: David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding

Cost: $5
4th graders and up are invited to see Shasta High School’s Musical performance of Fiddler on the Roof. It centers around Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of their Jewish faith and heritage – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village