2nd Graders go to the Autry Museum

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:15pm

2nd -Grade Students
Lights, Camera….Cowboy! and Animals of the West
Tuesday, March, 22, 2016

The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West.

Cowboys occupy an important place in the West, including in the movies! Students will compare the mythical image of the cowboy as a heroic movie character with the reality of everyday cowboy life as they explore our permanent galleries and hands-on cowboy gear. Students will also meet some of the animals that call the West home. Encounter a Texas Longhorn steer and a bison in our permanent galleries, and learn about the important role animals played in Western cultures.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, second-grade students will travel to the world-renowned Autry National Center to explore the life of the cowboy, both fact and fiction. Students will also get the chance to meet some of the animals that call the West their home, in Animals of the West. They will encounter a Texas Longhorn steer and a bison in the museum’s permanent galleries, and learn about the important role animals played in Western cultures.

Students will be departing from The Learning Castle at 9:00 a.m. and returning to campus at 1:15 p.m.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag. Please make sure that you do not order Freshlunches on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this field trip, please complete the attached Field Trip Permission form no later than Monday, March 7, 2016.