• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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Field Trip Demonstrations

Title & Description

Due to staffing limitations, Gold Panning Demos can only be offered on

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Gold Panning Demonstration

This a ranger demonstration which can be tailored to your group's needs. See decriptions below.

Length

Grade appropriate

Basic Panning Demo
Covers properties of gold and a ranger demonstrates panning technique.

10 mins.

Pre K -2nd

Intermediate Panning Demo
This demonstration includes the Basic Panning Demo and includes information about mining techniques in permafrost, how touse a Rocker Box, what is and how to stake a Klondike Gold Claim, and historical environmnetal impacts.

15-20 mins.

3th - 6th



Advanced Panning Demo
The activity includes both the Basic and Intermediate sections and includes a disscussion contrasting the environmental impacts of historic gold mining with today's mining operations.

30 mins.

7th - adults

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Did You Know?

earth moving during Seattle regrade

These "buttes" are the remnants of some of Seattle's steep hills, leveled during major regrading from about the time of the gold rush until the 1930's.