Field Trip Offerings
The Pioneer Settlement serves school children in 16 Florida counties. Several hands-on educational programs are offered daily. All are well-researched, follow Florida's Sunshine State Standards, meet many FCAT benchmarks, and are enthusiastically received by students and teachers.
#1 Pioneer Program: Step back in time when settlers had to be self-reliant. Students will experience many of the skills needed to survive in Pioneer Florida. Activities may include: Candle Making, Weaving, Spinning, Blacksmithing or Woodworking, Butter Making and a visit to the Farm. (K-12th)
#2 Lassie Cake Program: Almost everything that goes into our Lassie Cake can be produced on the farm. Children will learn about the Tending of Bees for Honey, Tools in the turn-of-the-century Kitchen; they will Make and Eat "from scratch" Cake, Dowse for Water, Make Butter and Learn where Eggs come from. (PK-3rd)
#3 Seminole Indian Program: Come and learn about the unique culture of "The Unconquered." The Seminoles and Miccosukee people have created a rich and colorful culture. Learn about Seminole Patchwork, Seminole Legends, the Eight Clans, How to Weave Palmettos, Create a Pinch Pot and Taste Sofkee. (K-12th)
#4 Florida History Program: People make history. Volusia County was expanding at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Come and meet some of the citizens during that time. You may encounter a Teacher, Tradesman, Tourist, Logger, Homemaker, and Farmer. (4th-12th)
#5 Timucuan-Myaccan Program: Who were these early Floridians? Join us on an archaeological quest to discover their daily lives and culture. While touring the Timucuan Village students will learn about Farming, Hunting, Fishing, Burning out a Dugout Canoe, Family Life, Pottery Skills and Tools while investigating archaeological clues. (4th-12th)
#6 Old Fashioned Traditions Program: Combine fun and education. Winter festivals are celebrated all over the world. Experience some of the crafts and celebrations of other countries. Make Candles, Lace Cards, Poinsettia Bracelets and Hats, String Popcorn, and See Mr. and Mrs. Claus. (PK-3rd)
#7 Rites of Spring Program: Welcome Spring with this hands-on program. The children will make Butterflies and Spring Baskets, Dye Eggs, Play an Egg Game, Visit the Farm and Plant seeds, all while learning about the symbols of the earth's reawakening. (PK-3rd)
Specialty Programs: We can develop programs to enhance your curriculum, including literature extensions, Florida social studies and Pioneer days. Let us know your needs. There is a minimum attendance requirement. Call for details.
Children should be encouraged to wear comfortable clothes as weather is often unpredictable. We conduct tours Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold. We do make adjustments for inclement weather, although the desired effect of the outdoor activities is altered a great deal.
Each Field Trip will last approximately two hours and is comprised of fifteen minute-long stations. A restroom break is included. All tours will be completed before breaking for lunch.
� The Settlement is a recommended fieldtrip site for Volusia County Public Schools; however, children from other areas as well as private and home schools are always welcome!
We conduct field trips year round.
Reservations are absolutely required for field trips. No walk-ins are accepted. Field trip programs must consist of a minimum of 15 participants and require an adult per 10 children.
At the Settlement's discretion, learning stations may vary slightly but will always be content appropriate.
School Field Trip Rates and Reservations
| Volusia County School Children and Chaperones
Non-Volusia County School children, Home-schools, private Schools and Chaperones
This form is only a request and not a confirmation.
You must verify your trip date with Settlement staff in advance of your visit.
For more details, click here to contact our education department.
To further the Settlement's mission, several programs, talks and exhibits are frequently offered by Settlement staff and volunteers off-site around the community to children, civic groups, the elderly, and the handicapped.
Check out the calendar for more information on Summer Programs.
Credit-based or volunteer internships are often available and may include positions in:
Marketing & Public Relations
Graphic Design & Illustration
Website Design & Maintenance
Mail or fax a resume and letter of interest to the Pioneer Settlement, or email same to Attention: Director. Include position of interest and scheduling availability. Discuss college credit-earning potential with your academic advisor. The Settlement happily endeavors to meet particular departmental internship requirements whenever possible.