California Nursery Historical Park
Trips (Third Grade)
Science with Local History
trips start at the California Nursery Office and end at Vallejo Adode, build in the 1830's
for one class up to 32 children
field trips by calling (510)790-6284 or email
(Native Americans) and Trees-
Students will learn about the native Americans that lived on
this land and how we determined this information (through archaeology).This field trip has students experience how an archaeologist
interprets clues found in the area to develop the historical
development. Students will compare and contrast artifacts from
the Ohlone occupation and compare with rancho artifacts.
Students will explore how local Native Americans were part of
the building of the Rancho era and how they adjusted to a
changing landscape (oaks to wheat to trees). Students will walk
through the California Nursery Historical Park and discuss how
the landscape has changed.
Nursery Historical Park
9:30-11:30 or 12:30-2:30
Tree booklet, walk around the park and
California Nursery Office Museum.
Lunch: at the Vallejo Adobe or in
nearby picnic benches (no extra charge)
$200. Chaperones are
free but should assist in the management of students.
Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
3-LS3.A: Inheritance of
Many characteristics of organisms are
inherited from their parents. (3-LS3-1)
Other characteristics result from
individuals’ interactions with the environment, which can range
from diet to learning. Many characteristics involve both
inheritance and environment. (3-LS3-2)
3-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
Different organisms vary
in how they look and function because they have different
inherited information. (3-LS3-1)
Correlation to California History Standards
Continuity and Change
Students in grade three learn more about our connections to the
past and the ways in which particularly local, but also regional
and national, government and traditions have developed and left
their marks on current society, providing common memories.
Emphasis is on the physical and cultural landscape of
California, including the study of American Indians, the
subsequent arrival of immigrants, and the impact they have had
in forming the character of our contemporary society.
3.S2 Students describe the American Indian nations in their local
region long ago and in the recent past.
Describe national identities, religious beliefs, customs, and
various folk lore traditions.
Discuss the ways in which physical geography, including climate,
influenced how the local Indian nations adapted to their natural
environment (e.g., how they obtained food, clothing, tools).
Describe the economy and systems of government, particularly
those with tribal constitutions, and their relationship to
federal and state governments.
Discuss the interaction of new settlers with the already
established Indians of the region.