our field trips.
Our educational programs are designed to enhance teaching curriculums with
hands on experiences for students in grades K - 12
Our program offerings are described below. Each lasts about two hours.
Double programs are available.
Spend a day the
Step back in time when settlers had to be self-reliant.
Students will experience many of the skills needed to survive as a pioneer in Florida. Activities may include: candle making, weaving, spinning, blacksmith and/or woodworking demonstrations, butter making and a visit to the Farm. (K-12)
Almost everything that goes into our lassie cake can be produced on the farm. Children will learn about the tending of bees for honey, make butter, and learn where eggs come from.
Everything comes together when they bake a traditional lassie cake from-scratch in our turn of the century kitchen. The best part is they get to make the cake and eat it too! (PK-3rd)
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)
People make history. Florida 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)
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.
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.
Our field trip rates are very affordable!
Only $9.00 each per program for all school children and chaperones.
A fee is required for all persons participating in the program.
There is a minimum of 15 participants or $135 per program.
Once the minimum is met there is no charge for one teacher per class and bus drivers.
Our field trips are very popular and we do book well in advance especially for the special seasonal programs.
Last minute cancellations due to weather are not necessary.
Programs will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather conditions.
To reserve your Field Trip
and to schedule our staff and volunteers to be prepared for your group's visit
we need you to fill out a very simple request form.
You may want to call ahead to check on date availability before completing the request form -
especially for the months of November and December as we do sell out for our special Holiday Traditions program.
Your field trip will NOT be reserved without completing a Field Trip Request Form
We also require a non-refundable deposit or a purchase order to make your reservation complete. You may complete the Request Form form online here, or you can download the form to submit via fax or email. Please call if you need any assistance.
Once your request form is received we will send you an email to you in regards to the availability of your program choice on your requested date and an invoice for the $135 non-refundable deposit. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours of sending in your request please let us know.
Your reservation is not complete until your deposit is received at which time you will receive a confirmation of your reservation. Please check the information for accuracy and report any discrepancies or any changes to us immediately.
The Barberville Pioneer Settlement is a recommended field trip site for Volusia County Public Schools.
We conduct field trips year round.
Reservations are required for field trips. No walk-ins are accepted. Field trip programs must consist of a minimum of 15 participants and require a minimum of one adult per ten children.
At the Settlement's discretion, learning stations may vary slightly but will always be content appropriate.
Each field trip lasts 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.
With each program you have the choice of visiting our Country Store. We have a variety of merchandise starting at $0.25.
Teachers and parents should encourage children to dress comfortable and appropriate, as weather is often unpredictable.
We conduct tours rain or shine, hot or cold. We do make adjustments and move indoors for inclement weather, although the desired effect of the outdoor activities is altered a great deal.
Closed toe shoes such as sneakers are highly suggested.
Please plan to arrive promptly no later than 9:45 am to begin your program at 10 am. We will do our best to accommodate classes that need an earlier or later arrival time. Missed segments of the programs cannot be made up. Many times we have more than one school scheduled, please notify us immediately if your buses are running late.
We look forward to having you and your students visit!
Please give us a call between 9am and 4pm weekdays with any questions. 386-749-2959