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Lewis and Clark on the Nature Trail

Self-Guided tour — Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

Grades — 4th-6th

William ClarkIn 1804 Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery embarked on an unprecedented exploration of western lands on their journey to the Pacific Ocean. In your classroom, your students will read about their journey using primary and secondary source materials. At the Kansas Museum of History and State Archives, they will explore our nature trail using exploration tools (we provide) and a journal worksheet. When they return to school they will write their own journal entry about their experience.

Cost per student: Use of the nature trail is free, however, this tour requires a $1 material fee per student. This does not include museum admission.

Registration and scheduling: register online, or contact 785-272-8681, ext. 414; kshs.education@ks.gov.  Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.