In April, Rancho Vista fourth grade students travel to south Orange County to participate in the Ocean's Institute's California Time Capsule overnight field trip. Beginning at the Mission San Juan Capistrano and continuing to the Lazy W Ranch, students investigate the cultural eras of California’s history. Students step into the lives of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo people to learn about daily life, customs and cultural practices. Activities include building a Native American shelter, making tortillas and candles, and panning for gold in a mountain stream!
In 2020, the fourth grade trip is scheduled for April 15 & 16 and involves one night at the Lazy W Ranch. Well ahead of the trip, fourth grade teachers will reach out to parents who are interested in serving as chaperones on the adventure. If you are interested, speak to your child's teacher.