RRM 2019 Home School Program

If you have any questions regarding our programs, please Call the museum and ask for Donna wheeler, education coordinator


Class Information


These special Fall 2019 classes feature the following subjects:

September 5, 2019 - “Can You Hear Me Now?”

  • Grades - 4th thru 8th

  • Objective - Students will write instructions for building a model and give instruction to another student to construct.

  • Overview - Communication skills are critical to success in life - both on and off the job.  Test your ability to communicate your ideas to a team member.

September 19, 2019 - “Stay”

  • Grades - 3rd Grade

  • Objective - Students will identify basic safety rules and dangers of being too close to the railroad tracks, determine two reasons why one should not be near railroad tracks, list other activities they can do instead and understand the safety message:  “Stay Off! Stay Away! Stay Alive!

  • Overview - students will learn about basic railroad safety and use the new knowledge through written and illustrative activities.

October 3. 2019 - “Sticky Situations”

  • Grades - 5th thru 8th

  • Objective - Students will identify problems in situations where railway safety is questionable; analyze information about a situation; evaluate proper action; articulate and defend solution.

  • Overview - Students will learn about railroad warning devices and railroad safety; apply their understanding to a difficult/sticky situation  to identify the problem, make a practical decision to solve it and then describe and defend a safe and reasonable solution

October 17, 2019 - “Creative Intention”

  • Grades - 4th thru 6th

  • Objective - Students will recognize the serious danger of vehicles driving around lowered gates; design a new invention to solve that problem and realize that citizens need to follow safety precautions

  • Overview - Students have the opportunity to use creative thinking and problem solving skills and engages in real life situations; will work individually or with a partner to design a new invention; solve the problem:  people driving around lowered gates at railroad crossings




Class size is limited and classes tend to fill quickly!

Please review Class Policy & Procedures before registering for class.


  • Online pre-registration required. Classes filled on a first-reserved, first-paid basis.

  • Families receive one free adult/chaperone with each paid participant. Additional adults and children will need to pay regular admission if they plan to utilize the facilities or receive a tour.

  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

  • Class will start promptly at scheduled time. Students more than 10 minutes late may not be permitted to enter class.

  • Museum reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. (Full refund will be given.)

  • Check in with museum staff in the main gallery upon arrival.

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Classes Continued…

November 7, 2019 - Orphan Train

  • Grades - 5th thru 8th

  • Objective - students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by coming up with solutions to how can we help homeless children?

  • Overview - Students will learn the history of the Orphan Train; use creative thinking and problem solving to formulate ideas on how to help these children and the farmers in the west

November 14, 2019 - “Living and Nonliving”

  • Grades - 2nd and 3rd Grade

  • Objective -  Students will use their knowledge of the characteristics of living and non living to identify objects.

  • Overview - Students learn about the characteristics that distinguish living things from nonliving things. Students gather evidence and develop criteria to decide if something is living or nonliving.