Lisa at SchoolField Trips and In-School Educational Experiences

Boscobel’s school programs offer unique, meaningful, and sensory-filled experiences that use primary sources to help students explore life and lifestyles of the early Republic. All programs are designed to meet curriculum standards for K-12 students and are presented for students both on-site and at school. Field trips to Boscobel consist of a guided house tour followed by selected hands-on activities. Outreach programs at your school include several options, all of which maximize engagement in immersive activities.


FIELD TRIPS TO BOSCOBEL

Activities
Your field trip to Boscobel includes 30-minute activity sessions. Choose one or more specially-designed activity(s) from the list below to include in your trip.

 

Patriots and Loyalists*
Centered around an 80 square-foot map of the Hudson Valley, students engage in interdisciplinary, role-playing activities to recreate military battles and strategies of the Revolutionary War.

Nature and Landscape Art
Inspired by 19th Century Hudson River School artists, students create their own landscape drawings of Boscobel’s setting.

Quill It
Students learn about the artistry and history of 1800s pen-and-ink writing, then, use the technique to write a message of their own.

Early 19th Century Games
Jacob’s Ladder, Ball and Cup, and Graces were more than simple games; they used physical play to build social skills in children.

Now and Long Ago
Handling everyday objects from the past, such as a chamber pot, brown soap and a sugar loaf, students use the experience to compare and contrast with items used today.

New York State Symbols
The rose, maple tree, bluebird, ladybug and apple are New York State symbols. This program uses hands-on activities to introduce young students to these iconic images.

Create Your Own Selection
Have a topic you would like us to focus on? Contact us! We can design programs specific to your interests.

 

Capacity: Field trips are limited in size to 45 students (two classes)
Timing: Plan to spend two to three hours at Boscobel House and Gardens. This allows for a tour of our historic house museum, activity(s) and time for a picnic lunch on the grounds (BYOL).
Fees:
Students – $8.00
Chaperones – $8.00
Teachers – FREE!

 

BOSCOBEL VISITS YOUR SCHOOL
Our Museum Educator can visit your school with presentations designed to offer students a unique, interactive educational experience.

 

Patriots and Loyalists*
Centered around a 12-foot map of the Hudson Valley, students engage in interdisciplinary, role-playing activities to recreate military battles and strategies of the Revolutionary War.

Now and Long Ago
Handling everyday objects from the past, such as a chamber pot, brown soap and a sugar loaf, students use the experience to compare and contrast with items used today.

New York State Symbols
The rose, maple tree, bluebird, ladybug and apple are New York State symbols. This program uses hands-on activities to introduce young students to these iconic images.

 

Capacity: Classroom presentations are designed for up to 25 students per program.
Fee: $200 for first program $100 for each additional (same day)


*
Meets Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA – Literacy.RI.4.3; CCSS.ELA – Writing.4.2; CCSS.ELA – Literacy.SL.4.1; CCSS.ELA – Literacy.SL.4.1b; CCSS.ELA – Literacy.SL.4/1d


Financial Support
Boscobel House and Gardens is committed to serving all of our constituencies. Please inquire about potential funding for your school. If you wish to support our school program, please contact us.

 

Self-Guided Opportunities
Woodland Trail of Discovery
Streams, bridges, gazebos, benches, scenic overlooks and more…this 1.25-mile hike is not to be missed. (Dress accordingly and practice tick prevention.)
Boscobel Audio Tour
Hear spellbinding stories of the Hudson River Valley, told by local legends such as Pete Seeger and Bobby Kennedy Jr., as you take in the breathtaking views.

 

For more information or to register your field trip or in-school presentation please contact Boscobel’s Museum Educator, Lisa DiMarzo at ldimarzo@boscobel.org or by calling 845.265.3638 x140.

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