We are so excited to offer a new round of field trip. Please watch dates closely and make note of the field trips that require prepayment for adult chaperones. Please pay 2 weeks early in the Arete office with exact cash, check made to PRSD, or at Mealtime https://www.mymealtime.com/AppsAdmin/SignIn.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fAppsAdmin($20 minimum). We pre-pay for all Arete students so if you need to cancel with less than a week's notice, you will need to reimburse Arete for the field trip fee for your child. All field trips will start at the field trip location with check in 15 minutes before the start time.
Aerospace Museum of California, Sacramento, Friday, January 14 at 11am ALL Ages Parent chaperones to pay $10 at the door
The tour includes a guided experience hosted by our excellent tour leaders and volunteers. Learn in-depth about the Hubble space telescope and the planes in our airpark. Student groups will also get to enjoy a hands-on STEM activity. Students begin their guided exploration in different areas of the museum. For lunch, the museum sits adjacent to Freedom Park. Bring a picnic lunch and visit with fellow Arete families. The covered picnic area can be used for lunches.
Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Friday, February 11 at 12pm ALL Ages. Parent to pay $10 park fee at the park. Bring exact change or park for free at the corner of Scott Street/Greenback Lane (2-5 minute walk).
The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity. H.P. Livermore realized that the water of the American River could turn generators for electricity in Sacramento, 22 miles downstream. With his partners, Livermore built the powerhouse, which still looks much as it did in 1895. Vintage generators are still in place at the powerhouse, as is the control switchboard, faced with Tennessee marble. Visitors touring the powerhouse can see the massive General Electric transformers, each capable of conducting from 800 to 11,000 volts of electricity, in addition to the forebays and canal system that brought the water from the dam. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and hang with other Arete families at the Picnic Area after the field trip.
Seaquest Aquarium, Folsom, March 11 at 11am ALL ages. Parent to pay $6.95 by 2/23/2022 or pay $18.95 at the door- no exceptions
SeaQuest provides enhanced, field trip adventures for learners of all ages. Each guided tour and hands-on interactive experience delivers:
An increased appreciation for our planet’s oceans
A new respect and awe for marine life and the rich aquatic resources of our planet’s wetter 78%
Understanding of our ecosystems as they engage the senses for maximized learning
Encounters with sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, octopuses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, tropical and cold water fish and much more
Free time to explore
Elementary and middle school visitors will enjoy hands-on activities designed to test their observation and scientific reasoning skills.
Maidu Museum and Historic Site, Roseville, April 22, 10am All ages Parent chaperones to pay $10 at the door
Museum Tour- Be guided through the Maidu Museum exhibits and participate in activities to learn about Nisenan Maidu society. Students will learn about past and present Nisenan peoples, experience a native story and play the traditional Stave Game and the new Trade Game. Bring a picnic lunch for in between tours. Trail Tour- Explore our 34 acre historic site with a tour guide and learn about how the Nisenan Maidu thrive in the area. You will see 4,000 year old petroglyphs, hundreds of grinding holes and many native plants and animals. This tour includes a demonstration of acorn grinding and, the most popular part of this tour, students will be able to try ochre face painting.
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, May 9, 10am All Ages
The Museum exhibits a collection of railroad and aviation artifacts, photographs, and documents for visitors and historians alike. Exhibits include the NCNCRR Engine 5, rolling stock, an early steam automobile, and other examples of Nevada County’s transportation history. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era. Visitors are offered a docent-led historical tour of the museum, rail yard, and restoration shop. The rail yard houses a collection of wooden rail cars, some restored, others awaiting their turn in the restoration shop. We will also go on a Railbus Excursion.