Field Trips

Ft Ross Chaperone Training

November 2, 2015 to November 3, 2015

Field trip to Quinteto Latino

April 11, 2016

On Mon, April 11, 2016, 10am – 12pm, we will attend a performance by Quinteto Latino. Quinteto Latino invites students to consider the way classical music can paint pictures and evoke emotions as they celebrate the music and language of Latin America through story and song. The musicians join traditional cuentos and Latin American masterworks, opening the door for students to explore diverse musical traditions. Quinteto Latino will have students moving and singing along, enjoying a presentation with sound and visuals. Sonoma Community Center will arrange bus transportation to and from the... more

Ft. Ross Field Trip

April 25, 2016 to April 26, 2016

The Ft. Ross field trip has the potential to be a highlight of the year. The more we put into it, the more we benefit. During our Dec 8th meeting, I gave a fast overview describing how the Ft. Ross program compliments our curriculum, and identified the main opportunities for parent involvement.

This trip can not succeed without solid and sustained parental support. Parents are needed to lead student groups (artisans, cooks,... more

You Bet Field Trip

May 20, 2016
  • Experience primitive camping at its best. 
  • Sit around the campfire.
  • Cook and eat good grub.
  • Meet local tellers of tall tales (some of which may be true).
  • Pick guitar under the stars.
  • Explore the hydraulic diggins near the lost town of You Bet.
  • Meet real gold miners, and try your luck.
  • Track local wildlife.
  • Learn about local plants.
  • Find the haunted... more

You Bet Field Trip, Sept 24-25, 2016

September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
  • Experience primitive camping at its best. 
  • Sit around the campfire.
  • Cook and eat good grub.
  • Meet local tellers of tall tales (some of which may be true).
  • Pick guitar under the stars.
  • Explore the hydraulic diggins near the lost town of You Bet.
  • Meet real gold miners, and try your luck.
  • Track local wildlife.
  • Learn about local plants.
  • Find the haunted... more

"Rockin' and Recycling" Field Trip, Oct 6, 2016

October 6, 2016

This field trip at Crane Creek Regional Park will focus on the properties of the common rocks and minerals in the park and the processes that formed them. Students will also learn the importance of recycling products manufactured from minerals and rocks, like glass and aluminum, as a simple way to conserve natural resources. 

Crane Creek Regional Park features rolling grasslands and beautiful stands of oaks on 128 acres east of Rohnert Park. Ridges offer sweeping views of... more

Tolay Lake Field Trip, Nov 3, 2016

November 3, 2016

CANCELLED!

About Tolay Lake: Tolay Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in southern Sonoma County, California, United States. The lake, nestled within the southern vestiges of the Sonoma Mountains, is the site of significant Native American prehistoric seasonal settlement.

  • Area: 81 ha
  • Surface elevation: 46 m
  • Outflow location: Tolay Creek

Logistics

Sonoma Performance Series: Michael Katz, Nov 18, 2016

November 18, 2016

Sonoma Community Center has invited us to participate in its Playhouse Performance Series again this year. These evens are made possible by funding from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the series features live performances for Sonoma’s 4th and 5th grade students in the Center’s Andrews Hall. We are invited to attend a performance by storyteller Michael Katz at the Community Center at 11:30 AM. Michael’s performance of Multicultural Folktales will share stories from around the world that encourage cultural awareness and pride. Sonoma Community Center will arrange SVUSD bus... more

"Down the Drain" Field Trip, March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017

CANCELLED!

The "Down the Drain" field trip is hosted by Sonoma County Regional Parks EDC program at Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa. Down the Drain demonstrates a raindrop's journey from cloud to creek and teaches about the water cycle.

  • Time: 9:30 am to 12... more

5th Grade Pentathlon/Olympiad

May 12, 2017

The 5th Grade Olympic Pentathlon was inspired by the Waldorf School curriculum and Spacial Dynamics. The 5th Grade athletes live in harmony with their bodies and the Gods of Mt. Olympus. They move with beauty, grace, power and speed as they compete and strive together. All of their movements are offered as gifts to the Greek Gods on Mt. Olympus.

Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm has hosted the 5th Grade Olympiad since 1991. Over 250 athletes from Waldorf Schools and Waldorf Charter Schools come together each May to run, jump, throw javelin and discus and wrestle as the Olympic... more

Jug Handle Creek Farm

May 30, 2017 to June 1, 2017

Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) nature education center and overnight lodging facility that serves as a gateway to Jug Handle State Reserve and the world’s... more

UC Davis Field Trip

June 7, 2017

CANCELLED

On Wednesday, June 7, we have an opportunity to tour UC Davis. We depart Woodland Star at 8 AM, and expect to return by 4 PM. The trip includes a 1.5 hour guided tour and time to do some exploring of the campus. 

Many universities offer... more

Mt Lassen Field Trip

September 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017

Please Note: Dates and all details are tentative and still very much TBD! The below is a sample field trip based on the experiences of another class, in another school, at another time.

Itinerary

Tuesday

  • 7:45 Arrive at school
  • 8:15 Depart for Lassen
  • 12:45 Arrive at Visitors Center – Pit stop, museum visit
  • 1:30 Bumpass Hell Hike (2 hours roundtrip)
  • 3:30 Trail Mix and Dried Fruit snack
  • 3:40 Drive to Manzanita Lake
  • 4:30... more