Field Trips 2015-2016
September 11th: George's Ranch, www. http://www.georgeranch.org/
Here at George Ranch we are all about re-living history in our present time. Whether it’s spinning cotton, making horse shoes or roping an ornery steer, we experience the everyday trials and successes that have preserved this Ranch for future generations. For the last 25 years, George Ranch Historical Park has included students and teachers in our experiences, working together to provide educational programs that can bring the past alive.
October 9th: Tea Party in the Gritman Garden, www.gritman.com
Come and explore Texas Native plants. Learn about culinary and medicinal herbs. Come have a Tea Party with us.
November 13rd: Crocodile Encounter, http://www.thecrocodileexperience.com/index.html
The Crocodile capital of Texas! You have found us! One of Houston's best kept secrets offer you and your family a great way to experience nature up close and personal. Visit our zoo or experience one of our traveling educational animal shows and enter a world you never knew existed!
January 8th: Houston Printing Museum, http://printingmuseum.org/
Antique printing presses, rare books, prints and historic newspapers give you an opportunity to experience ways that people have used printing technologies to transform our lives. Moments in history—from the invention of paper and moveable type to the struggle for a free press in the young American Republic to important advances in printing and publishing in the 20th century, you will witness how each successive technological innovation was instrumental in leading to a greater exchange of information and ultimately to a more literate society.
February 12th : Barrington Living History Farm, Washington on the Brazos, Texas, http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/washington-on-the-brazos/barrington-living-history-farm
The picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River. The expansive park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and bird-watching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Living History Farm, offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas' independence from Mexico.
Barrington Living History Farm was the home of Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas. Handcrafted reproduction log buildings and cropland demonstrate the working of a Brazos Valley farm, circa 1850. Interpreters in period costume work the farm as it was done long ago.
March 4th: June B Jones the Musical at Main Street Theater, http://www.mainstreettheater.com/youththeater/junie_musical.html
She’s baaaack!!! The sassy Junie B. returns to Main Street Theater in a new adaptation from Barbara Park’s best-selling books. This time she is facing first grade: new glasses? New best friend? Join us for more of Junie’s exciting and crazy adventures! Recommended for Kindergarten and up.
April 8th: Newman’s Castle, http://newmanscastle.com/castle/
Experience the old world charm of Newman’s Castle, a one-of-a-kind custom creation hidden just outside of the town in the Bellville countryside. The castle features its own moat (watch out for the gators!), a massive working 3000 lb. drawbridge with accompanying portcullis, a chapel, five corner turrets, a countyard, and a central keep with a dramatic view of the surrounding lands.