Part of the fun of learning about Sacagawea was taking a drive up to Astoria, OR to visit Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark’s final stop on their trek West. It was such an awesome experience to take a step back in time and to walk where Sacagawea and Lewis and Clark walked, and walk inside rooms where they slept, worked, and ate. Fort Clatsop is a U.S. National Historical Park, and the rangers there are some awesome people who really inspiring! They helped the kids learn about Fort Clatsop and the natural surroundings. The kids completed enough activities to be sworn in as junior rangers and received a patch, certificate, and badge in commemoration of the event!
To commemorate our adventures in the Pacific Northwest we chose Sacagawea as our next courageous lady! We went from just a few hours from the start of the Oregon trail to within an hour of the end, so it seemed rather appropriate. The Pacific Northwest is an awe inspiring part of the country, the geography is just breath taking. The Oregon Coast is stunning. There wasn’t a day we spent there that wasn’t filled jaw-dropping landscapes and sunsets. Adorable Native American costume and papoose purchased from MainstreetX. Please visit my Sacagawea Pinterest page for other purchases and educational ideas related to my Sacagawea posts!