you can choose up to 2 classes, evening classes are 1 hour long each.
Students travel through time as they learn traditional folk and line dances that people of the Gold Rush Era would have learned. Complete with historically accurate costumes, dance moves, and music... it's hard to believe it's not 1850.
Take your students on a wonderful hike exploring the world of nocturnal animals and their amazing adaptations. Activities are designed to allow students to challenge their senses to get a feel for what it's like to be a nocturnal creature out in the night!
Who Goes There?
For a lab fee
of $1 Students get a chance to learn about owls and their amazing adaptations
that allow them to be such successful hunters. After an exploration into the
ecology of Owls, students get the opportunity to be scientists investigating
barn owl pellets from Washington and discovering the ecosystem from which they
For an extra
fee (prices vary depending on the presenter), choose to bring history to life
with a presenter who tells stories of the Gold Rush. Click on their links below to learn more
about them. SOS will schedule the storyteller; the visiting school will be
responsible for payment directly to the storyteller at the time of service.
Gold Rush Game Show
class is designed like Jeopardy and is tailored to quiz your students on what
they learned while here at SOS.
Songs and Skits
End your stay
here with an educational campfire that will be tailored to review all the day
classes you took here. You will act, dance, sing, laugh, learn, and create
memories at the oldest and most cherished outdoor tradition: a beautiful
For $1 lab
fee students will learn about the Miwok tribe and how they use flintknapping to
carefully carve and create arrowheads to hunt for food. After an enticing
lesson and careful guiding on how to correctly carve, students will get the
chance to carve their own piece of obsidian into an arrowhead.
advantage of being in the mountains at 4,100 feet. We take students up to the
ballfield where they are greeted by a blanket of stars (and sometimes Planets,
and views of the Milky Way Galaxy). Students will get a chance to learn stories
of constellations, look through telescopes, and learn some basic astronomy.
says it all. Students participate in a series of relay races and pure silliness
in our gymnasium. Complete with great music and dancing.