Field Trip | Chabot Space and Science Event Center | K2, Primary, and Secondary Students Only (K2 - 7th grade)
The Academy Kids are headed to Astronaut Training!!
What types of training do astronauts have to complete to get ready for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) or even to Mars? Do you have what it takes? In this workshop, students will explore the ISS and physically test their ability to survive and work in space just like NASA scientists do!
Field Trip | The Nutcracker at Sacramento Ballet | Primary and Secondary Students Only (1st grade - 7th grade)
Amy Seiwert’s new take on this Sacramento tradition. Marie is a heroine for our times, adventurous, loving, and kind. Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through the Land of the Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Featuring the Sacramento Philharmonic at select performances.
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert / Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
We will continue to welcome young dancers from the regions into the production. We will also continue to partner with the Sacramento Philharmonic for select performances.
The tradition of making decorated gingerbread houses started in Germany in the early 1800s. According to certain researchers, the first gingerbread houses were the result of the well-known Grimm's fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" in which the two children abandoned in the forest found an edible house made of bread with sugar decorations. After this book was published, German bakers began baking ornamented fairy-tale houses of lebkuchen (gingerbread). These became popular during Christmas, a tradition that came to America with Pennsylvanian German immigrants.
Join your Academy family as we delve in to this tradition!
Field Trip | Mondavi Center | "7 Fingers Cirque Reversible" | Primary and Secondary Students only (1st - 7th grade)
Through a riveting mix of theater, circus, dance, music and acrobatics, Reversible is dedicated to a generation who forged the world that we live in today and whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow. With the 7 Fingers’ Reversible, be prepared for the best in contemporary circus: moments of pure grace yielding to rushes of adrenaline, as a cast of multitalented performers travel through time and space. Be part of a vibrant journey that will give you goosebumps: Peek through the key hole at a reversible world, where everyday life is turned upside down into something spectacular—and universes are filled with beauty, emotion and yes, hope.
A working farm in Browns Valley (Napa), Connolly Ranch offers engaging, hands-on, farm-based educational programs designed to meet California state standards from preschool to high school. Watch as science, language arts, history, physical education, nutrition, and even math come to life while your students enjoy learning in the great outdoors. In addition to spending time with our farm animals, our field trips teach the sources and benefits of healthy foods and an understanding of how nature works to nourish and sustain us. This program also supports the development of the whole child through opening and closing lessons on how to connect with yourself, nature and each other.
Field Trip | Mondavi Center | "Mayumana Currents" | Primary and Secondary Students only (1st - 7th grade)
Having entertained millions of people around the world, Mayumana has become one of Israel’s leading cultural exports. The group’s shows combine custom-made musical instruments, massive video art projections and performers in constant motion. For their debut performance at the Mondavi Center, they will present Currents, inspired by the historic “Battle of Currents” between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest to find new energy sources for the world.
This exhilarating female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe present luminous shows that feature a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music, Afro jazz and gospel. Pure voices, minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments and authentic dance promote positive change through the unifying power of music.
Over the last few decades, Silveyville Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Farm has been gaining popularity as a fun family farm. The Academy Kids will learn about hands on agriculture, nature, and the environment.
Think of it as learning outside of the classroom surrounded by nature.
The children will discuss life on a farm, learn the life cycle of a pumpkin and monocot versus dicot, experience straw bale farming, and feed the ducks!