FIELD TRIP REQUEST FORM - New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

FIELD TRIP DETAILS
During this 2.5-hour museum field trip, students will learn about the history of the New Almaden Mines and associated mining communities, methods of mining and processing cinnabar into mercury, the various uses of mercury, and how New Almaden “quicksilver” contributed to California’s Gold Rush. Students will view Casa Grande’s historic rooms and explore what it was like to live in the San José area in the 1800s.

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Please note: Due to limited staffing, we are only able to accommodate 1 class (up to 35 students) per field trip at this time. If you wish to request multiple field trip dates, you must submit a separate request form for each class. We are happy to work the details out with you, but want to be sure we capture all the individual teacher contact info and class details for each of the program dates. Thank you for your understanding.

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For more information, please contact our interpretive program staff at interp@prk.sccgov.org.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Name of Teacher/Group Leader
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Phone Number of Teacher/Group Leader
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Email of Teacher/Group Leader
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Have you brought a class on this field trip before?
Name of School or Group
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Mailing Address of School/Organization (ex: 123 Main Street, San Jose, CA 95120)
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Phone Number of School/Organization
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Is this a Title 1 school?
Is this a public school or private school?
Method of payment
CLASS INFORMATION
Please note:
- We can accommodate a maximum of 35 students per day.
- We require a minimum ratio of 1 adult (teachers or chaperones) for every 8 students.
- Adults will be asked to help facilitate activities and ensure group safety at all times.

**** If you want to schedule more than one class, you must complete a separate request form for each class. ***

Grade level
Number of students (min. 15, max. 35)
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Number of adults (min. 4, max. 10)
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Method of transportation to the park
How will this field trip support the learning objectives of your class or organization?
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Does your class have any special needs? Please list any special considerations (medical, physical, cognitive etc.) below.
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Anything else you'd like us to know about your group?
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FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE
Field trips run 2.5 hours from 9:30am to 12:00pm and include the following activities:

9:30-10:45am
 Introduction of staff and volunteers
 Tour of the museum

10:45-11:00am Morning Break

11:00am-11:30
Tour of Mining Community Room
Tour of Victorian period rooms

11:30am-12:00pm - Activity of Choice
 Victorian Games (pick-up sticks, jacks, marbles, quoits, etc.)
 New Almaden Bingo (fun way to reinforce learning about both the mining history
and Victorian period)

12:00-12:30pm - Lunch or departure

12:30-1:00pm – Optional visit to gift shop

Preferred Field Trip Activity
Post Field Trip (check all that apply)
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PREFERRED DATES
Note: Due to limited staffing, we are only able to accommodate 1 class (up to 35 students) per field trip at this time.

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What happens next?
Park staff will contact you within 7-10 business days to discuss the details of your field trip request. If you have additional questions about the field trip, please email interp@prk.sccgov.org or call Park Interpreter, Chris Carson at 408-918-7772.
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