Adventures In Learning

Students in area counties benefit from an exciting field trip to Historic Spanish Point. They learn about the prehistoric and pioneer past of southwest coastal Florida through a unique program. Featuring costumed docents, a weaving project, storytelling, a guided tour of the historic site, and even a hands-on archaeological dig, this entertaining and educational program supports the state’s curriculum for social studies, grade level equivalency, FCAT testing, and Florida Writes!

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To prepare students for their trip, each receives a handbook about either the prehistoric people of our area, or the pioneers who settled at Historic Spanish Point. These fun guidebooks are published by the museum. Teachers receive support materials for pre-trip lessons and post-trip follow up. Kids are even given the chance to place a Museum Store order for items related to their studies and eat a picnic pizza lunch.

Rates: $6.00 per student / $7.00 per parent chaperone / Teachers free
(Pizza lunch $5.00 additional per student/chaperone)

PREHISTORIC PEOPLEArchaeology at Historic Spanish Point

Historic Spanish Point has provided our Adventures in Learning curriculum to over 90,000 school children over the past 28 years. The Prehistoric People program is designed for third grade students and features a curriculum booklet for each student for interdisciplinary classroom preparation prior to an experience-filled field trip to our 30-acre museum. The 3-hour museum visit includes a docent-guided tour and hands-on activities in our outdoor archaeology dig site classroom. Museum visits are scheduled late October through early May; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including a 25 minute picnic lunch period. Options include brown bag or pizza lunch at additional cost. Individual student museum store order forms will be sent with the curriculum booklets. There is no chaperone requirement but we welcome parents ($7.00 each). Scheduling is first come/first served, e-mail preferred, starting in September. Curriculum is shipped via PONY, 3 – 4 weeks prior to 1st group visit. Learn more about our prehistory.

PIONEER LIFEWAYSPioneer life explored by sturdents

Historic Spanish Point has provided our Adventures in Learning curriculum to over 90,000 school children over the past 28 years. The Pioneer Lifeways program is designed for fourth grade students and features a curriculum booklet for each student for interdisciplinary classroom preparation prior to an experienced-filled field trip to our 30 acre outdoor museum. The 3-hour museum visit includes docent-guided tour, interaction with historic characters, and a hands-on activity.

Museum visits are scheduled late October through early May; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including a 25 minute picnic lunch period. Options include brown bag or pizza lunch at additional cost. Individual student museum store order forms will be sent with the curriculum booklets. There is no chaperone requirement but we welcome parents ($7.00 each). Scheduling is first come/first served, e-mail preferred, starting in September. Curriculum is shipped via PONY, 3 – 4 weeks prior to 1st group visit. Learn more about our Pioneers.


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