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Fri, Nov 04


Fort Cross (Julian area)

Fort Cross - Native Experience Field Trip

Learn about the cultures of Native American tribes through the eyes of the pioneers and westward explorers!

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Fort Cross - Native Experience Field Trip
Fort Cross - Native Experience Field Trip

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fort Cross (Julian area), 4425 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, USA


About the event

Point of contact for this event is Carina: (619) 733-1107

The La Mesa co-op is hosting a field trip to Fort Cross for the "Native Experience", featuring the following activities:


Pottery OR Jewelry Making: Learn about the importance of each and then create a pinch pot or coil pot OR Make a bead necklace. Yours to keep! *Group coordinator chooses one activity. Activity defaults to jewelry making on cold days, or if coordinator does not specify.*

Archery: Would you make a good warrior hunter?

Tomahawk Throwing: A common tool, but we will be using these little axes for some fun target practice!

Spear Toss: It takes great precision and strength to hit your target with a spear. How hard do you think it will be? How much practice in order to master this hunting technique? We will be practicing with long sticks instead of sharpened spears.

Native Village: Wikkiup building with Yucca Weaving, corn grinding, and hide identification. Gain a new perspective on native life through the eyes of a mountain man.

Nature Walk: Learn about the plant and animal life in our area of California. Find out their uses and how to identify them!

Animals & Reptiles: Learn about some of the native animals that were important to know about.

In addition to the field trip experience, kids are free to play at the property during the lunch break and after the field trip. There are fun tire swings and lots of nature areas to explore.

Suggested for 3rd grade and up, but all ages are welcome. I’m bringing my 5 year- old.

Pricing is $12/adult; $20/student (age 4+), Children 3 and under are free; A minimum of 25 students is required.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE OCTOBER 14TH. No refunds within 2 weeks of the event.

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