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How do you pack a covered wagon? Join Gateway Arch National Park rangers to learn how the pioneers prepared for the dangerous journey across prairies, rivers, and mountains as they migrated west to Oregon and California.

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30 mins.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Programs run Tuesday through Friday and begin at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, or 11:00 am (Central Standard Time). Programs must be booked at least 7-10 business days in advance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs may be canceled up to 24 hours before your program.

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Gateway Arch National Park

St. Louis, MO
United States

Diane Weber

Program Details


Students will join a park ranger via video conference for a live program. During the program, rangers will use images and video to bring history to life. Time will be allowed for questions at the end.


Students will be able to:
1. Describe what was needed by pioneers to travel West and elaborate on what trials they faced.
2. Explain St. Louis' role in Westward Expansion.