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.


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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  • Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park

    Field Trips

    Field trip in the park

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is just one of the many educational opportunities for groups coming to Seattle. During a visit here, students have an opportunity to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush and its impact on Seattle, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory.

    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Sixth Grade
    Commerce and Industry, Geography, Geology
  • Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park

    Seattle, Gateway to the Gold Fields

    Your journey north

    A visit to the park mixes a scavenger hunt, video, and a panning demonstration to show why Seattle out competed others cities to become the place for nearly 70,000 Stampeders to start their rush north.

    Field Trips