On-Campus Field Trips

On-Campus Field Trips

Living History Shows will bring history to life as students roll up their sleeves and learn by doing.  Pan for gold, make a rope, lasso a virtual calf, tie a few sailor knots, or experience elements of movie making.  On campus student experiences eliminate transportation costs, the risk of leaving campus, minimize planning and reduce time away from learning.  The per student price can also be less than many off-site field trip locations.  Programs can also help meet California History Standards.

Gold Rush California History (4th Grade)

Gold Panning

Eureka!  Gold Discovered in California.  Prospectors can join the Gold Rush and try their hand at a bag full of exciting challenges such as Gold Panning, Rope Making, Butter Churning, Corn Husk Dolls, Leather Tooling, Feather Quill Writing, Frontier Games, Old West Photo Studio, Claim Map Reading, Line & Square Dancing, and an exciting group gathering.





Cowboy & Cattle Drive Adventure

Chuck Wagon Field Trip

Calling all Cowboys and Cowgirls ready for excitement and adventure on the cattle trail.  Experience the wild life on the trail and try to master Trick Roping, Virtual Calf Roping, Rope Making, Adobe Brick Making, Branding, Cowboy Games, Tall Tales, Horseshoe Toss, Blacksmithing, Old West Photo Studio, Line & Square Dancing, Trick Roping and Bullwhip Demonstration and a talking to by the trail boss around the chuck wagon.



Colonial History  and the Birth of a Nation (5th Grade)

Live a day as a colonist.  Experience the excitement as our nation declared it’s independence.  Roll up your sleeves and try virtual cow milking, ink quill writing, butter churning and frontier survival skills!  Are you brave enough to join the Lewis and Clark expedition?





High Seas Adventure

Ship Mast

Aye Aye Captain!  Come aboard sailor!  Crew members will participate in mastering their shipboard skills.  Sailor Knots, Flag Making, Compass Basics, Map Making and Reading, Shipboard Games, Star Navigation, High Seas Photos, Legends of the Deep Blue Sea, Signaling Basics, Flint & Steel, Soap Carving and a meeting as a crew with the Captain.


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“I’ve received so many comments from parents and kids who thought it was the best day ever.  It was a great combination of activities for both boys and girls and they learned a lot — line dancing, how to spin a rope, how to tool leather.  They were absolutely transfixed with panning for gold!  The photos turned out great and the costumes and back-drop you brought were perfect.  Thank you for creating such a fun and memorable day for our 5th graders.”                                                                Roosevelt Elementary, Santa Monica

“The western events at our school carnival were the highlights of the day!  Lewis Events amazed and delighted the audience with their awesome expertise and authentic performances.  We can’t wait to have them return next year!”                                 Webster School, Pasadena

“Lewis Events was key to the success of our annual Family Night event for two years running.  They did a fantastic job of coordinating many fun activities, including the very popular gold panning and other western games.  Entertaining a crowd of 600 parents and children is not an easy task but they did a professional and spectacular job for our school!”           Huntington Seacliff Elementary School, Huntington Beach

Contact Lewis Events today to see how you can make your adventure a reality.  Email us through this site or call at 626-536-8091.


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5th Grade Colonial School Assembly and Activities

As we approach the end of winter, the close of another school year is not far ahead.  California’s 5th grade students have studied the United State’s early years and the colonization of America.  Any ideas for an assembly or activities to tie it all together?Lewis Events, based in Southern California, offers on- site school field trips and assemblies that bring the colonial era to life for students.  Delivering the excitement to the campus saves money, eliminates transportation time, provides a safer activity and allows the school more flexibilty in the experience. The  program is designed to meet the needs of specific schools, depending on the amount of students, time frame and budget.  Most schools choose to host both the presentation as well as the student hands-on activities, where students rotate as small groups from one project station to another.

The assembly is presented by talent dressed in period wardrobe and touches on points such as the mindset of the colonists, daily life on the frontier, noteable individuals, westward expansion, Lewis and Clark expedition and includes students in the presentation.The student’s hands-on experiences include activities such as:  virtual cow milking, butter churning, candle dipping, frontier survival skills, weaving, ink quill writing, colonial games and toys, Johnny cakes, relay races and a host of others.Usually by the end of the rotations, the students have had a great time with the activities and are ready for a good rest.  Some schools choose to finish the experience by serving a colonial style lunch for all the hungry colonists.  Menu suggestions might include, chicken, biscuits, baked beans and corn served in a pie tin.What better way to finish off the 5th grade year than by allowing the students the exciting and unique opportunity to live as a colonist even if it’s just for a day.

You can contact Lewis Events by phone at 626-536-8091 or by email at info@LewisEvents.com to see how the program can work for you on your campus.  Contact can also be made through this website.  We look forward to assisting you in creating the most exciting and memorable Colonial history day ever!  Contact us today, even if it’s just to gather ideas for you to put on your own exciting event.


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