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For Educators

"Edventures" in learning for preschoolers to collegiates


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Annual multiday Trail Tales pioneer program hosting more than 600 4th graders from area schools.

The Museums of the Umpqua Valley offer a myriad of fun, interactive and hands-on experience for children of all ages. Browse the briefs below and contact our Education Director for further information.

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“Umpqua Mariners” Lighthouse Tours

All Grades

The Umpqua River Lighthouse is located next to the historic former U.S. Coast Guard Station in Winchester Bay. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available from March through December for student groups.

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“Picture Perfect” Historic Snapshots

All Grades

The Douglas County Museum has an amazing archive of more than 24,000 historic photos. These photos are available to educators as digital images for teachers to use them as supplemental visual components within the classroom.

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“Mini Mammoths” Future Movers & Shakers

Preschool & Kindergarten

Our Mini Mammoths program includes a fast paced tour of the Museum with stories, songs, and hands-on artifact and ecofact exploration. The tour also incorporates a simple take home craft activity designed especially for young learners.

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“Junior Naturalists” Explore More!

Elementary & Middle School

The Junior Naturalist program is designed for elementary aged learners and it focuses on exploration, discovery and nurturing a deeper connection to the natural wonders of Douglas County. This program can be customized to fulfill a broad range of learning outcomes, please contact us for more information.

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“Trail Tales” Pioneer Adventures

3rd & 4th Grade

The Trail Tales program was specifically designed to support Oregon State History standards. The program includes an interactive classroom outreach session provided by costumed interpreters, a 2+ hour guided Museum tour with engaging hands-on activities, and participation in our end of the school year Pioneer Days event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds for nearly 600 pioneering kids.

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“Umpqua Explorers” Museum Teen Club

Middle & High School

The Umpqua Explorers are the Museum’s teen volunteer corps. They donate their time to help with special events and educational programs throughout the year and learn lots of great things along the way. Each summer this group is rewarded with a multiday trip to another part of our state. 13 to 17 year olds are welcome to join.

Contact the Education Director

For more information, or to schedule a class or group, please fill out the form below and someone will get back to you right away.

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