1st National Park Rangers
Summer Excitement, Exploring, Discovery
Buffalo Soldiers American History Summer Learning is an intensive, one-week educational collaboration between the 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum and School’s Out Washington (SOWA) that explores the history and significance of America’s first National Park Rangers, the Buffalo Soldiers.
Over the course of five days, students will visit sites of historical and natural significance for our state, nation, military, native peoples, and communities of color. Sites that participants will visit are Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma, Buffalo Soldiers Bivouac Site in the City of DuPont, 25th Infantry Band Site at Fort Lawton at Discovery Park in Seattle, American Lake Maneuvers at Sequalitchew Creek at the Nisqually Delta, and National History Park at Fort Vancouver.
Participants will engage in a variety of outdoor activities, hands-on environmental protection and other learning that includes preservation of fish, wildlife and water systems; Native American culture and heritage; horseback riding; hiking; archery; an exploration of survival skills – then and now; and music/skits/plays.