Posted Date: 11/21/2019
On Thursday, November 9th, 4th grade went on a field trip to the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper. After an interactive video presentation, students were split into small groups and rotated to various stations throughout the museum. Volunteer staff taught each group, through hands on learning, about the hardships of travel the past settlers endured. As students stepped back into the 1800’s, they learned about the Native American tribes, Mountain Men, the Pony Express, and early emigrants. They ventured down the Oregon, California and Mormon trails, forded across the North Platte River on a virtual wagon ride and pulled a handcart over a mountain pass. Throughout the interactive displays, tour guides and hands on learning, students were able to leave with a wealth of knowledge about the history of early settlement and migration.