Youth Field Trip Program
Our school and community Field Trip Program is a dynamic part of our organization. Through the Field Trip Program, we provide youth with demonstrations by artists and industry experts to create a meaningful and exciting educational experience. These field trips support learning in areas such as mathematics, science, art, and world cultures. Participants learn about the processes, tools, materials, and applications of industrial arts and are inspired to make connections between arts and science.
During a 90-minute self-guided and interactive tour students will be able to explore twelve demonstrations areas, including Glass Flameworking, Glass Blowing, Welding, Blacksmithing, Jewelry/ Metalsmithing, Foundry, Bicycles, Neon, Woodcarving, and Torch Cutting. Instructors will engage with students and describe the processes they use to make projects from metal, glass, and other materials. Students will have the opportunity to view and handle some examples of art in various stages and ask questions of the instructor.
WHEN AND WHERE
- Stay tuned for our Fall schedule
- 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
- 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (two blocks from West Oakland BART)
FEES, DEPOSIT, AND CONFIRMATION
- Oakland Unified District and Title 1 Public Schools: FREE
- Private Schools in Oakland: $8.00 per student (A fee waiver may be available upon request).
- All other schools outside of Oakland: $8.00 per student (A fee waiver may be available upon request).
Starting January 2018: A $50 – $100 refundable deposit is required to hold reservations for all FREE trips one month in advance. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, checks, school purchase orders, or money orders. Please do not send cash. Once we receive your deposit payment, you will receive a confirmation of your field trip.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservations for all PAID trips one month in advance. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, checks, school purchase orders or money orders. Please do not send cash. Once we receive your deposit payment, you will receive a confirmation and an invoice for the remaining balance. All remaining balances must be paid to the Crucible one-week prior to your field-trip date.
Should you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, you must notify The Crucible at least two weeks prior to your scheduled field trip date. Groups who cancel within less than two weeks of their scheduled field trip date will be billed for the full cost of the field trip, which is $8.00 per student. The deposit is non-refundable.
SAFETY FIRST, THEN FUN
Every group begins with a thorough safety discussion and an overview of each of the twelve demonstration areas covered in the self-guided tour. Each demonstration station focuses on meaningful and exciting educational experiences.
GROUP SIZE REQUIREMENTS
We accommodate groups of up to 60 youth, and divide them into smaller groups to ensure participants can get up close for a quality experience with each demonstration. The Crucible provides artists and docents in each demonstration area to answer questions or handle any emergencies. Groups must provide adult supervision for their youth groups at a ratio of one adult for each eight youth, or per small group.
Student and Chaperon Requirements:
- All students and chaperons must arrive wearing pants and closed toe shoes
- Group Ratio: 1 chaperon to 8 youth
CUSTOMIZING FIELD TRIPS
For an additional cost, The Crucible can provide theme-based demonstrations and field trips in science or world cultures specific to middle-school students.
Supportive chaperones help facilitate the visit and keep your group together at all times, helping to ensure a successful field-trip experience. The Crucible requires one adult chaperone for every eight students, or per small group.
Groups must come to the Crucible at least 10 minutes before the start of the program. Your group’s experience will be most rewarding if your students have adequate time for our field trips. Please note: Parking is very limited (two blocks from West Oakland BART).