Bring the Maidu Museum & Historic Site to you. Our Distance Learning Programs delivers learning and exploration into your classroom or home. This includes a virtual version of our popular School Tours. Or we can come into your classroom for an interactive and hands-on experience. 

The 2022/2023 School Tours and Distance Learning Programs are fully booked. Check back in May for when 2023/2024 programs can be booked.

Virtual Field Trips

Distance Learning Program
Making a Home

Virtual Trail Field Trip

Recommended for Grades 3rd-5th

Join us on a tour of our historic site from the comfort of your own classroom. We will take you through our trail to discover how the Nisenan adapted their environment to create a thriving community. Students will explore the importance of water, follow along with the acorn process, and learn about thousands year old petroglyphs, or rock carvings.  

Program Length: 40 minutes 
California Curriculum Standards: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1.3-5, 4.2.1, 5.1
Program Cost: $75 per program

Days & Times
Available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 2pm

Recommended Activity before your scheduled program:
Watch "Welcome to the Nisenan Homeland"  video (FlipGrid Topic available)
Complete the "Welcome to the Nisenan Homeland" video worksheet

Education Outreach

In-Classroom Program

Recommended for 3rd-5th grade

Bring the Maidu Museum into your classroom with this hands-on program. Your students will compare different tribal communities from up and down California. Discover how these cultures reflected their relationships with the diverse environments in which they live. 

Games Add-on (30 min): Add on an extra 30 minutes to your Outreach Program to include two games: the Trade Game and the Stave Game. During the Trade Game, students become traders for their community and learn about about what it takes to make the best trades. The Stave Game is a traditional California Indian game that is played throughout the state. 

Program Length: 1 hour (Games Add-On additional 30 minutes)
California Curriculum Standards: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1.3-5, 4.2.1, 5.1
Program Cost: 
$140 per program
Game Add-on (30 min): $40

Group size

Each program can have no more than 35 participants, including teachers and chaperones. We can accommodate 2 classes per day at the same school.

Days & Times
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 1pm


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