Read ahead to learn what's bringing hundreds of area 4th Graders to Calumet!
Next week, Keweenaw National Historical Park will be hosting the 3rd annual Copper TRACES event for area 4th grade students. Over the course of three days, from 9am to 2pm on May 15-17, students, educators, and chaperones from six U.P. counties will be spending the day in the park. They will be attending activity stations throughout the industrial core, downtown Calumet, and in the Calumet Visitor Center. Each day, there will be approximately 250 people visiting the park, some of them for the first time.
This yearly event is part of the national Every Kid in a Park program that introduces 4th-grade students to public lands. Copper TRACES is the park's way of introducing students to local and national history through the TRACES acronym which stands for Technology, Research, Art and Music, Community, Environment, and Service. The event includes a series of engaging, hands-on activities and visits to historic buildings and landscapes. Each of the 30-minute activity stations are hosted by a local community organization, park staff, or a park partner known as a Keweenaw Heritage Site. In total, there are over 50 volunteers working with the park to make this a fun and successful event.
Please be careful as you go through Calumet during these days as hundreds of students spend time walking throughout the community and the park. If you'd like to learn more or visit the event, please call Kathleen Harter at 483-3024. We'd love to have you join us and see the enthusiasm young people have for this area. You can also learn more about Copper TRACES by visiting the park website at this link https://www.nps.gov/kewe/learn/education/classrooms/copper-traces.htm