SAND DUNES & TSUNAMIS The day begins with a drive down the coast from Florence past the sand dunes and lakes. We will learn about Oregon’s number one industry and how the forests are managed. Drive through the tsunami devastated flood plains, past the Smith River before turning east to travel up the Scenic Umpqua River Byway.
UP-CLOSE views of Roosevelt Elk, with the herd sometimes reaching as many as 120 elk. The Roosevelt Elk are the largest and most majestic elks. Mountains, meadows and marshes are home to beaver, muskrat, mallards, Canada geese and great blue heron.
OBSERVE the life cycle of native butterflies in the butterfly pavilion and flight room. Here we stop for complimentary beverages and butterfly cookies before a guided tour through the Butterfly Pavilion and flight room.
WALK the trails through the native plant park with specimens from all of Oregon's climate zones.
TRAVEL back to the era of fur traders and pioneers at the replica of historic Fort Umpqua. established by the Hudson Bay Company in 1832 the fort was built to serve the company's fur trade operations. Here the students, dressed in historic costumes, will share with you the history and a demonstration of what life was like in the old west.
LUNCH at the historic McMenamins Roseburg Station Pub & Brewery. Restored to its past glory, with period photos showing the history of this extraordinary town. Features Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates fresh, local ingredients.
VIEW WILDLIFE at the Wildlife Safari. Nestled in a large wooded valley, the park features over 550 animals from around the world. As we drive through the park you can view over 76 species including tigers, giraffes, zebras, lions, elephants, bison, elk and bears.
EXPERIENCE world class wine. On our way back home we stop at one of the top vineyards for a sampling of Umpqua valley wines. The wine growing history here dates back to the 1880’s.Includes Admissions, demonstrations, water & Oregon snacks