Living History Field Trips & Classroom Presentations for 3rd & 4th Grade
For almost 40 years, the City of Ventura’s Interpretive Outreach Program has offered teachers and students interactive educational programs at local historic sites and in the classroom. This year's programs include the "Gold Rush" and "Olivas Adobe Historic Rancho".
During a living history field trip or classroom presentation, students are actively engaged as they learn through hands-on experience. These programs aim to nurture a life-long appreciation of our cultural history.
Gold Rush – 3rd & 4th Grade
Gold Pan Pete and Strike-It Rich Sam, our own ‘49ers, will share lively gold tales and amazing facts! Students will learn where the first claim was, how it was mined, and the impact gold had on Ventura County and California.
Olivas Adobe Historic Rancho – 4th Grade
The California Rancho Period will come to life as you hear the story of wealthy rancher Don Raymundo Olivas, his family, and the expansive adobe home he built between 1847 and 1849. Students will tour an authentic adobe home and try their hand at typical rancho chores.
UPDATE: Registration for the Interpretive Outreach Program is now closed. We are unable to schedule any additional programs for the 2022-23 season as our calendar is full. However, please feel free to fill out and send us an IOP Request Form, and we will put you on our Waiting List.
Registration for Ventura Unified School District & City of Ventura Schools begins April 20, 2022. Registration for all other schools begins April 27, 2022.
View full details and registration information in the program brochure below: