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Field Trip Friday: Apple Pressing Field (all ages)
From 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Friday field trips are lead by Elaine Anderson-Wood and Nikki Shaffer. Elaine is a certified tour guide (and teacher) with the state of Montana. Nikki has a degree in history from the U of M and has studied military science. Both are teaching additional history-related classes at eNDVR and truly enjoy making history “come alive” for participants of all ages!
Did you know that from the European settlement of the United States until orange juice became popular in the 20th century apple cider was the most popular beverage in the United States? Join us in learning the traditional method for making apple cider along with activities related to the science of apples and their history.
Stations (45 minutes each, choose 1 to 3):
- Homemade Apple Cider: Step on up to the cider press and learn how to turn an apple into delicious apple cider. We’ll discuss the how the apple you choose affects the flavor of the drink, what happens if you let the cider sit around for a few days and some uses for the apples after they’ve been pressed.
- Amazing Apples: We know apples taste good, but where do they come from? Learn a bit about the history of apples and the growth cycle of an apple tree – seed, tree, flower, fruit!
- Grounds Tour: Let’s explore some of the buildings on the Fort’s ground and think about whether or not the people who used the buildings would have been cider drinkers.
- Basic Field Trip eNDVR Cost Per: Family $10 ($5 for members), Child drop-off (must be at least 6 years old) $48 ($30 for members).
- Time: 9:30-3:30.
- Tours at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. You can choose one or the other.
- If you are dropping your child off, please choose 1 of the drop off tickets: 10 am or 1 pm. Do not purchase both.
- Transportation: There will be NO transportation for this field trip. You must drop off and pick up your child at the Museum of Fort Missoula.
- Meet at the Museum at Fort Missoula