Copper TRACES

 
Fourth graders pose for a photography with a park ranger
Fourth graders pose with a park ranger at the Copper TRACES field day.

Photo courtesy of Bill Fink Photography.

What is Copper TRACES?
Copper TRACES is a fun, educational field day for fourth graders put on by Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, MI. The field day engages students through a variety of hands on activity stations - all of which meet Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations! Students from the western and central Upper Peninsula are invited to participate.

What does the TRACES in Copper TRACES stand for?
TRACES identifies the themes that are the focus of the field day:

Technology
Research
Art and Music
Community
Environment
Service
 
Blue and white National Park Foundation logo with arrowhead shape.
National Park Foundation logo.

National Park Foundation

How is Copper TRACES funded?
Copper TRACES is funded by the National Park Foundation through the Every Kid in a Park Field Trip Grants program. Keweenaw National Historical Park received grants in 2016 and 2017. The Every Kid in a Park Field Trip Grants program provides efficient transportation support for 4th grade students to visit our national parks and other public lands to engage the youth in meaninful activities once there.

What is the Every Kid in a Park Program?
Every Kid in a Park is a national program that provides fee-free entry for 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) and up to three adults to National Park Service sites and other public lands managed by federal agencies for a year. Vouchers for the pass can be downloaded online.

 
A motioning ranger points out landmarks to seated students outside at the Copper TRACES field day
Seated students listen to an orientation from a ranger at the Copper TRACES field day.

Photo courtesy of Bill Fink Photography.

Registered Fourth Grade Teachers

Fourth grade and split fourth grade teachers in the western and central Upper Peninsula of Michigan are eligible to register their students for Copper TRACES 2017.

Teacher Resources:
  • Station Catalog
    • Describes the sixteen stations being offered at Copper TRACES 2017
  • Teacher Orientation Packet
    • The packet includes general information about the field day, a letter for chaperones, a permission slip for parents, and a reimbursement form for transportation costs
Questions?
Contact Katie Keller, Education Technician at kathryn_keller@nps.gov or (906) 483-3175.





Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:

(906) 337-3168

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