Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Field Trip - Ashland-Pioneer Tunnel, Power Plant, Miner's Village

From Christy:

Please read and respond.

October- Friday October 3rd-Energy

Ashland-Pioneer Tunnel-9:30-11:00

19 th & Oak Sts. Ashland, Pennsylvania, 17921 Phone: 570-875-3850 or 570-875-3301

We are booked for both tours. This is the group rate per person. We will be trouing inside the tunnel mine and taking a train tour of a strip mine on the face of the mountain. This is apparently an award winning tour!

Pre-K through 6th Grade 7th Grade through High School and College
Total for Both Tours.......$ 8.00 Total for Both Tours......$ 10.00

One teacher or chaperone may come free
for each 20 students. Extra adults are $ 10.00 .
2 and under is free

Power Plant 12:30-1:30 (No Charge) (Ultra Constellation Operating Services)

4 Dennison Rd, Nesquehoning, Phone: 570-645-8721

There are some very serious, non-negotiable regulations for this tour.

Children under age 5 are not permitted on this tour. There is a large conference room where you can stay with smaller children. The staff said if the child is age 5 they can go on the tour, but they need to be accompanied by a parent. They also warned that you may need to carry a 5-year-old because it is an "open grid stairway". Everyone attending must wear long pants, and closed, flat-soled shoes. They will not be allowed to tour otherwise. I will have waivers to be signed by every member of the touring group.

*Eckley’s Miners Village-2:00-3:00 (Heritage Pass) (No pass-3.00 per child and 3.50 per adult)
Eckley Miners' Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, PA 18255 Phone: (570) 636-2070

I was given a study guide for this tour. I looks like it is best used after the tour. You will each get a copy.

Follow the typed directions below to Ashland, the first location. Then we will use the mapquest directions for the rest of the trip.

Directions:From I-81 North: I-81 North to Exit 116; Rt. 901 West to Rt. 54 East to Ashland turn right onto 20th St. and go all the way to the end. (about 45 minutes)! 40.3776 :-76.554:zip:Lebanon+County/m::6:40.673211:-76.180724:0::/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e

Home arrival will be about 4:30. Some of you may not be attending the full trip. When you respond, please indicate if you will be attending the whole trip or if you will be attending destination 1, and/or 2, and/or 3