California field trips!

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    I'm starting the year from scratch at a private school that wants to adhere a little more towards CA history and human rights. I want new and exciting field trips to places in CA so that students SEE how what they're learning relates to where they live. Missions are a bit overdone, so I'm looking for other trips that people have done that can be exciting. ANY input would be fantastic!! :)
     
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    It really depends on where you're located in CA. I don't want to list places you should visit in Nor Cal if you're located in So Cal.
     
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    No kidding, YTG.
     
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    I would be interested in knowing if there is anything similar to the California Native American day in Riverside or San Diego County.
    We are in need of a field trip based on the native americans
     
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    Riverside, I can't vouch for (though it wouldn't be surprising). But there's an annual powwow in Balboa Park - sorry I don't recall when. This Web site, http://www.kumeyaay.info/, might have some helpful information for you. I believe that either the Natural History Museum or the Museum of Man in Balboa Park might have a useful exhibit.
     
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    The PowWow in Balboa Park was Father's Day weekend (I went!). Barona usually has one - I think over the summer and I know the Santa Ysabel band does one as well but I'm not sure when. The Museum of Man does one yearly - check with them. The Museum of the Americas adjacent to Cuyamaca College is worth a visit and it is next door to the Water Conservation Garden which would also be a good visit incorporating social science and science on the same day. Another one I can think of concerning the settlement of the area is the Mormon Batallion Museum which has a new interactive exhibit for children which I hear is excellent and would be enjoyed by kids (you don't have to be Mormon).
     
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    The venerable guidebook Fun and Educational Places to Go with Kids and Adults in Southern California could be a useful acquisition - and you can visit it on the Web at http://www.funplaces.com.
     
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    Thanks! I'm located in Southern California, but NorCal isn't out of the question if it's a larger adventure, like an overnight or something.
     
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    Thanks katenar! Both of these look awesome!
     

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