January Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses.

Historic Vancouver

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Course Number SC 411C/SC511C 1 credit $140

​There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this diversified class, we’ll explore Vancouver, Washington’s most historic sites, and you’ll develop dozens of ideas that will energize history, science and art activities across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms. We’ll begin with a visit to historic Esther Short Park, where we'll discover local history and art. Next, we will visit Fort Vancouver, where we’ll learn the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the role of the company in early Northwest history. Later, we’ll tour the historic homes of Officer’s Row. We’ll also discover hidden history as we tour the new land Bridge, a landmark that is both functional and historical.Dozens of ideas for classroom lessons and field trips will be discussed.
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Western Columbia Gorge and Troutdale
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Course Number SS413R or SS513R 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Trace the natural and human history of the western section of the Columbia River Gorge (on the Oregon side) with visits to natural and historic sites from Fairview to Bridal Veil. Our study will take us to scenic viewpoints, gorgeous waterfalls, and historic sites along the Sandy River and historic Columbia River Highway. We'll discover dozens of tree and plant species, the geology of the area, and public art works along the way. Ideas will be discussed for bringing the study of the Columbia Gorge and Troutdale to your classroom, in a variety of curriculum areas.