School Field Trips

header-talapas2012 marked the 32nd anniversary for school field trips on Talapas, a 36-passenger replica of a Native American dugout canoe.

Our trips move your students’ education outdoors where they can connect activities in math, natural history, data gathering, and history of the development of Oregon in a real life setting. Our activities highlight Oregon State education standards.

Talapas becomes a mobile classroom. Students paddle past locations that transport them back in time as they slide past old Indian village locations and settler town sites. The National Historic site at Willamette Falls Locks helps bring perspective to development near the end of the Oregon Trail.

Meeting Oregon curriculum standards

Students get personal experience in understanding river ecology by doing on-shore experiments and activities.

These day trips are available from April through June and September through Mid-October.