Trek Across the U.S. 

© 2019 by Trek Across the U.S.

We are teachers (Beverly Scott is the life science teacher and Deniece Thompson is a math teacher) at Riddle Jr./Sr. High School in Riddle, Oregon. On April 4, we were excited to be informed that we were awarded a Fund for Teachers Fellowship funded through The Ford Family Foundation for a Trek Across the U.S. including four provinces of Canada (Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick).

This month-long fellowship over the summer will provide us more than 30 experiences with a focus on science and math as well as other environmental, technological, cultural, and historical activities that will benefit our students and community. This excursion begins June 11, and we arrive back July 11. We plan to keep everyone posted and share what we learn during this "trek" with our students and community members. 

Left to right: Beverly Scott, Principal William Starkweather, and Deniece Thompson


Our Trek Across the U.S. (as well as four provinces in Canada) trip destinations with our tentative schedule:

June 11 

Riddle, Oregon (Leave home.) 

Eugene, Oregon (Departing Amtrak Station)

Portland, Oregon (Underground Tour)

June 12

Portland, Oregon (The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Lan Su Chinese Garden)

June 13

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta/Canada (International Peace Park)

June 14

East Glacier Park, Montana (Glacier Park Tour/Glacier Sun Tour)

June 16

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (Science Museum of Minnesota)

June 17

Bloomington, Minnesota (Mall of America: Barnacle Blast Zipline & other activities)

June 18 - June 21

Chicago, Illinois (Sky Deck, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Lake Michigan, Neil Shubin lab visitation--date TBD)

June 22

Cleveland, Ohio (Dear Evan Hansen "Show")

June 23

Niagara Falls, New York (Lake Erie)

Toronto, Ontario/Canada (Lake Ontario)

Montreal, Quebec/Canada (Check-in)

June 24

Montreal, Quebec/Canada (Planetarium Rio Teinto Alcan, Jardin Botanique)

June 25

Cabot, Vermont (Cabot Creamery)

St. Johnsbury, Vermont (Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium)

North Conway, New Hampshire (Mt. Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center)

Portland, Maine (Portland Observatory)

June 26

Campobello Island/Bay of Funday, New Brunswick/Canada (Roosevelt International Park)

June 27

Portland, Maine (Lighthouse Driving Tour)

June 28

Boston, Massachusetts (Cheers "Pub" & Boston Public Garden)

New York, New York (Check-in)

June 29

New York, New York (Museum of Math, Statue of Liberty)

June 30

Washington D.C.  (National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington Monument)

July 1

Washington D.C. (Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and Smithsonian's National Museum of  the American Indian)

July 2

Chicago, Illinois (Big Bus Tour on a double-decker bus)

July 3

Hutchinson, Kansas (Underground Salt Mine)

July 4

Albuquerque, New Mexico (Arrived)

July 5

Albuquerque, New Mexico (New Mexico Tour with Backroads Wrangler)

Flagstaff, Arizona (Check-in)

July 6

Page, Arizona (Antelope Canyon Tour, Horseshoe Bend Tour)

July 7

Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon Tour)

July 8

Los Angeles, California (La Brae Tar Pits)

July 9

Irvine, California (Horiba)

July 10

Irvine (Depart California)

July 11

Eugene, Oregon (Pick up the car to go home.)

Riddle, Oregon (Back home.)

Interactive "City" Map

Click here to view an interactive map of the locations where we are stopping.