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  STUDENT  DISCOVERY  GUIDE

WELCOME TO THIS YEARS 20TH ANNUAL 

    STUDENT DISCOVERY DAY   

 

OUR SINGLE DAY EVENT MAY BE THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE STATE OF INDIANA, HOSTING MORE THAN 41,700 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OVER THE LAST ELEVEN YEARS.  THIS IS A DAY THAT YOU CAN STEP BACK IN TIME AND RELIVE THE PAST (FOR THE TIME PERIOD BETWEEN 1861 - 1865) AND EXPERIENCE HISTORY FIRST HAND BY WAY OF PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS FROM COSTUMED HISTORICAL RE-ENACTORS.

 

THIS DAY WILL BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, SO COME WITH AN OPEN MIND TO HARTFORD CITY ON OCTOBER 10, 2014 AND BE PREPARED TO ASK QUESTIONS AND TO HAVE A GREAT DAY.   

  

 

PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS

 

 

 DIRECTIONS

 

REGISTRATION

 

20TH ANNUAL STUDENT DISCOVERY DAY

 

Fill out our Registration Form! It's quick and easy!

*** Note: When you "click" the form to open it and it doesn't open the first time,  "click" a  second time when it reads that it cannot be found. It will open on the second try. ***

Thank you for deciding to come to our Student Discovery Day this year. Upon receipt of this form a packet will be mailed to you with all the details you will need. We look forward to seeing you the day of the event.

 
 
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  ADMISSION COST

 

Students, teachers, and Chaperones; $5.00 per person

Children 4 years old and younger - free

Bus Drivers -  free

Admission Charge

 

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

 

what's the first thing to do after arrival ?

Remain on bus, or buses until school representative has gone to the registration table to pick up packet of information and pay admission, (payment by check will speed up the process).  Once this is completed the school representative will return to buses, distribute material, and then enter grounds as a group.

 

once inside THEN what ?

 In your packet is a map of our site and instruction on how to use it.  Use the map to navigate your way around the grounds.  Keep your group together as you walk around and seek out the many presenters who are located all around the area.  Find one that is not too crowded and gather your class around to hear what he/she has to say.  Please make sure that your group is quiet during the presentation and remind them to respect the presenterís property.  Be vigilant that the kids in your group not use profanity.  Caution your class about going near livestock, animals may bite or kick. Please inform the members of your group not to sit on split rail fencing, and please be responsible for making sure that all trash finds itís way into the trash barrels.  Especially glass root beer bottles (please take care not to break them when disposing in trash barrels). 

EMERGENCIES
If you have an emergency, help can be found at the log saloon or the main entrance area. Or inquire about the whereabouts of event officials.

 

LOST ITEMS 

Report all lost items at the registration tent or call us after the event - 

(765) 348-9163.  If you find something that doesn't belong to you,

please take it to the registration tent near the entrance to the grounds.

 

WHAT IF IT RAINS ?

We do not cancel because of rain.   If rain seems eminent, then come prepared for it. Have the kids wear caps, rain coats and boots or bring a supply of garbage bags so  they can cut holes for their head and arms to slip over their body.   This will keep 

them dry.   It has been our observation that kids love the rain and don't seem to mind getting a little (or totally) wet.   For those who would rather stay dry, there will be a 50  ft. x 30 ft. tent plus other large tents, log houses, a metal building to take refuge, or the bus that you came onNo refunds.

 

WHAT IF WE ARE NOT REGISTERED OR DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION ?

You can still come if not registered, or you haven't received  a confirmation for the registration form that your submitted.  You can also call (765) 499-0039.

 

can we buy or should we bring our lunch ?

You can have the kids bring their lunch or they can purchase it from one of the food venders at the event. 

 

do we need to inform you of changes in the number of students we are bringing to the event ?

Yes, if the number of students and teachers changes substantially  from the original registration form,  we would like to know.  84ind@comcast.net  or call 1-(765)-499-0039

 

BECAUSE YOU SENT US A REMINDER, WE WERE WONDERING IF YOU RECEIVED OUR CONFIRMATION ?

The reminder is intended for those schools who have not yet sent in their registration forms and also to remind everyone  that the event is getting near.

 

what about the handicapped ?

There are no paved trails, however, handicapped parking is available and much of our attractions are near the handicapped parking area which is paved.  

 

 

 

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