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Tue, Sep 26



Donner Memorial State Park Field Trip

Learn the history of how Donner Memorial State Park got it's name and find out about the early inhabitants who first called this place "home"

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Donner Memorial State Park Field Trip
Donner Memorial State Park Field Trip

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Truckee, 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, USA

About the event

Donner Memorial State Park is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range at an elevation of about 6,000 feet.

Interpreter led field trips take students on an experiential journey to discover the Donner Party of 1846 and the California Emigrant experience, Washoe Native American culture, and diverse ecosystems. Our tour will also include a video on Donner history, a scavenger hunt of the museum and a guided hike along the Nature Trail and Donner Lake to learn about the natural and cultural history fo the area. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. Please bring water bottles and snacks/lunch.

Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring sun protection and an extra warm layer. 

Student Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, fun and interesting facts, trip organization, educational support and engaging pre and post field trip activities.

Siblings younger than 5 are free but must be listed when registering as they are included in the headcount.

Event Details:

  • AGE/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Field trip is for grades K-12
  • ALLERGY ALERT: Please let us know right away if your student has a food allergy so we can make any necessary arrangements
  • CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Once a field trip is SOLD OUT or has reached it's cut off date, we are unable to offer refunds.
  • CHAPERONE POLICY: A parent chaperone is required to be present with their student on our field trips regardless of student age or grade level. Upon registering you MUST INCLUDE all attending, including any additional parents/chaperones or siblings.
  • FOOD/DRINK RESTRICTIONS: Food and drinks may be purchased inside. If you are bringing a packed lunch, we will be eating at Roeding Park just right outside but you are free to eat at the zoo if you wish. 
  • MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: Please gather outside entrance of the Visitor's Center by 9:45 where you will be given parking permits for Donner Memorial State Park. Please be on time as we will be entering together as a group promtly at 10am.
  • PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: There is plenty of parking at the Visitor's Center. 
  • SICK POLICY: Please do not attend a field trip if you or your student are sick or showing possible symptoms of illness.
  • RELEASE OF LIABILTY: When registering, make sure to read and understand the Release of Liabiliy Policy before submitting your order

If you are a parent using charter school funds, you will still need to register here for the event in order to hold your spot. Use the coupon code listed below when checking out. You will also need to put in your order with your charter school. They will reach out to us with your request and this will confirm your field trip reservation.

Charter Coupon Code: CHARTER


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