Field Trip Suggestions
Alley Mill - See an authentic 1894 roller mill and enjoy a bygone era. Emphasis is on how natural resources influenced settlement patterns or how economic engines such as mill communities influenced the development of Ozark culture. A visit to the one room school may be included, as well as nature walks.
Storys Creek Schoolhouse - Visit a one room schoolhouse to see how the "Three R's" were really taught. Spelling matches, ciphering matches, games of yesteryear, and a visit to the mill and general store round out the experience.
Round Spring Caverns - Enjoy the beauty underground! Classes may learn about karst, cave biology, groundwater or the fragility of underground systems. Group size is limited to 15 total, including adults. Larger school groups will be divided up and may wait outside, eat lunch or enjoy the playground equipment while the rest of the class takes its turn in the cave. Tours may be customized to one or two hours in length. PLEASE discourage participants (including adults!) from bringing their own flashlights - we find this to be disruptive. Visits to nearby Devils Well may also be included if your class has enough time. You may want to look at our Teacher's Guide to Caves for some pre-visit activities and information to prepare your class.