DescriptionFort Steele Heritage Town offers six grade school programs which are delivered by trained and costumed interpreters. All of these programs are designed to fit with specific curriculum components and have a recommended grade level.
The First Spike program (Grades 4 & 5) will have the opportunity to perform a few of the steps necessary in surveying a railway route. Students will then build a portion of track using actual railway tools. The Home Sweet
Home program (Grades 2-4) enable students to make old-fashioned ice-cream. This program segment provides the students with a cool activity for hot days.
In the Ring the Anvil program (Grades 2-7), students will have the opportunity to learn more about the blacksmith's shop, trade, tools and methods.
In this program (Grades 4 & 5) Gold Fever students will have the opportunity to use gold pans, a rocker box, a sluice box, a flume, a Broad Tom, and a riffle box to work actual gold-bearing gravel.
With the Schoolhouse Days program (Grades 2-5), teachers and students can relive a typical school day of the turn-of-the-19th-century by using the schoolhouse for a one hour period.
In the Overnight at Kootenay Post program (Grades 4 & 5) elementary age children have the opportunity to rough it just like the Mounties did in 1887-1888. Since, for the most part, groups are left on their own, the success of the program depends on the supervising teachers and adults.