• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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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