ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Elementary school field trips are offered Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. and last about two hours. Three classes with a maximum of 90 students can be accommodated. Each class will stay together and rotate among three learning centers. Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather are necessary. There is walking outdoors among buildings, and the mill is not heated.
Students tour three learning centers and learn how local 19th century producers and consumers — the farmer, miller and storekeeper — used natural, human and capital resources to their advantage. Download Flyer.
During the visit, classes tour three buildings — the mill, the barn and the general store. Students learn about the site’s rich engineering, commercial and social history. The program closely follows the Virginia Standards of Learning for Force, Motion and Energy. It provides opportunity for students to see and use simple machines.
For questions or comments about the school program, payments, the Learning Kit materials or any other aspect of a field trip, please call the site office any day between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 703-759-2771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your schedule permits and you want to bring lunch, there are indoor and outdoor spaces available. In nice weather, we recommend the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. In poor weather, the group can sit on the floor and eat in the historic barn.
Students should not bring snacks. There is no time to eat during the presentation.
Souvenir Field Trip Bags
Souvenir field trip bags are $1.50 each.
- A Colvin Run Mill postcard
- A souvenir pencil
- Two candy sticks
- A Simple Machines bookmark
Call at least one week prior to your scheduled visit to ensure bags will be ready for pickup.