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Olivas Adobe / Gold Rush

  • Olivas Adobe 4200 Olivas Park Drive Ventura, CA, 93001 United States (map)

This is a two part field trip, so make sure to pack your kids a lunch. The first part will be a look into what life was like on a California Rancho and hear the story of Don Raymundo Olivas, a wealthy rancher, his family, and the expansive adobe home he built in 1847-1849. Students will tour an authentic adobe home and try their hads at typical rancho chores like:
- adobe brick making
- rancho tool use and roping
- corn grinding
- tortiall making

The second half of the field trip will be lilstening to gold tales and learning where the first find was, how it was mined and the impact gold had on Ventura County and California. Activities include:
- gold mining games, songs, and stories around the campfire with costumed characters
- a short slide illustrated story about the history of gold mining in CA
- panning for gold activity

1. Cost is $15 per student
2. This is open ONLY to 3rd-6th graders
3. This is not an ACHEV event and will be open to other homeschooling groups.  
4. We need a mininum of 30 students. As of right now I have spots open for 20 students.

Text Darlene Webb for more information or to sign up:805-366-5686

Earlier Event: February 7
Later Event: February 10
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