November 2020 Field Trips

To REGISTER or SIGN UP for a FIELD TRIP please do one of the following:

  • Go to the EIE Resource Center
  • Call our the EIE Resource Center at (626) 821-0025
  • Go to our weekly PARK DAY 

Riley’s Farm – Revolutionary War




Wednesday, November 4, 2020    

                                                   9:30 am – 2:00 pm


  • $22.00 per person
  • (Children 2 & under are free-strollers okay)



  • Riley’s Farm
  • 12261 S. Oak Glen Road
  • Oak Glen, CA 92399



  • 210 E to the I-10 or the I-60 towards Palm Springs.
  • Exit on Hwy 79-Beaumont Avenue.
  • Turn Left and proceed 8.4 miles until you see the sign that reads “Welcome to Oak Glen.” (Beaumont Ave./Road will become Oak Glen Road.)
  • Look for the large, red-lettered “Riley’s Farm” sign on the right hand side of the road.


Registration Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2020 (or until full)


The struggle for independence is more than charts, trends, and abstract academic theories. It is the story of what Patrick Henry labeled “wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty!” Re-live that great struggle with us and bring the American Revolution alive!

As you arrive, you’ll be placed in “townships.” You’ll stay with your township throughout the day and visit a variety of village posts. After everyone has arrived and is on the main green, the regulars will check you for contraband. If smugglers are found, they will be arrested in a brief recreation of the “Gaspee Affair.”

The excitement begins when the American minutemen attempt to come to the rescue.After the opening skirmish, you’ll be off to participate in several hands-on stations. Textbooks come alive as students participate in these fun and challenging activities.  After you’re done with your village posts, you’ll have a brief lunch. You’ll be given a soldier’s ration of lemonade, corn-bread, cheese, an apple and dried beef. If that’s not enough, visit the Bakery, General Store, of Hawk’s Head Publick House. You can also feel free to bring your own food to supplement your ration.

After lunch, students get to participate in a mock battle, a recreation of the 1775 Battle of St. George’s Tavern. Colonial Townships will use their martial drilling training to defend the tavern behind a dry stonewall while the Redcoat Townships will attempt to march on the tavern.

 You will receive a “ration” as part of the tour, but you may bring your own lunch or order something at the Bakery window before the tour.

If you wish to order their wonderful apple pies  to order the night before.

For questions:

Alpaca Hacienda Meet & Greet Tour



November 13

9:30 – 11:30

TIME:  9:30 am to 11:30/12:00 pm 


  • $11.00 per person (craft included)
  • 3 years & under are free


  •           Alpaca Hacienda
  •           31755 Rancho Vista Road
  •           Temecula, CA 92592



Deadline:   Monday, November 2, 2020  (or until full)  Must have 20 people


Alpaca 101:

 Learn about the history of the alpaca, why we raise them and how we care for them. You’ll learn some of their quirky traits and other interesting facts.  You may hand feed the alpacas if you like; this is a great 0pportunity for photographs! This tour includes a mini-seminar on how we work with the fiber, from washing and carding, to spinning and felting, and will give you a brief history of spinning fibers in yarn. Spend some time in our boutique where you can find beautiful, handmade items by local fiber artists made from alpaca fiber, as well as luxurious scarves, hats, sweaters and gloves.

There will be a craft for everyone to do.

 (Absolutely no pets allowed inside the gates of the ranch, even if left in the cars)