Wilkes - Mesa January 2017


Gilbert School District - Field Experience

  • Mesquite Junior High - warning bell 7:53, Teacher: Heather Sulski Map / Directions
  • Highland Junior High - warning bell 7:53, Teacher: Nicole Gruenberger Map / Directions
  • South Valley Junior High - warning bell 8:03, Teacher: Meridee Steffensmeier Map / Directions
  • Greenfield Junior High - warning bell 8:03, Teacher: Linsey Heermans Map / Directions
  • Dessert Ridge Junior High - warning bell 7:43, Teacher: Marcia Gilmore Map / Directions
  • All Assignments (pdf) including full contact information LINK

Casa Grande School District

  • Allow at least ONE hour for travel time
  • 220 W. Kortsen Road, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 - Map / Directions
Mesa Historical Museum
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Mesa Arts Center
  • Mesa Arts Center Website
  • Map / Directions
  • Calendar of Events - View the January calendar to see the line up of shows/activities (Paper craft workshop, Lion King Jr., Annie, Hamlet, The Fox on the Fairway - comedy)
  • Spark After Dark- Saturdays 7 pm - 11 pm ----- Live Dance Performances, Raffle Prizes, Delicious Eats & Treats, Live & Interactive Art
  • Museum Exhibits- View the current exhibits such as "Paradise Lost" - A collection of work by Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz, "Off the Page" - Contemporary Art Influenced by Literature, "Disillusioned" - Features select pieces from Goldstein's two most prominent series: Fallen Princesses and Gods of Suburbia by Photographer and Pop Surrealist artist Dina Goldstein
  • 2nd Friday Out- January 13th, 6 pm - 10 pm, Medieval Mayham ---- An evening of Renaissance festivity - Live bands, over 50 art booths, food, fun, and festivities! (Free entry) (Map)
Goldfield Ghost Town
  • Goldfield Ghost Town Website
  • The Goldfield of today promises visitors a rich experience steeped in western history. Vacationers can relive the early experiences of the miners by viewing the town and participating in its various activities. travelers can expect to tour the underground mines, take ride on the only narrow gauge train operating in Arizona, stroll down Main Street, hit the many shops, view the old buildings, pan for gold, and even watch a rendition of a gun fight every hour. ----- Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Directions / Map
  • Goldfield's Historic Museum $4/adult ----- 25 minute Goldfield Mine Tours - underground guided tour. $8/adult ----- Superstition Narrow Gauge Railroad - 20 minute, 1.5 mile narrated journey. $8 / adult ----- Superstition Zipline - Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 6 PM Friday – Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM ($12 / person)
Tortilla Flats
  • Tortilla Flats Website
  • Tortilla Flat is an authentic remnant of an old west town, nestled in the midst of the Tonto National Forest, in the Superstition Mountain Range. Mosey on down the boardwalk and visit the Superstition Saloon and Restaurant. Real saddles serve as bar stools where you can enjoy a cold brew or sarsaparilla.
  • Monday - Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am – 7pm Map / Directions
Musical Instrument Museum
  • Musical Instrument Museum Website
  • MIM displays more than 6,500 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Most displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts—performances that are often as spectacular as the instruments themselves. Map / Directions
  • Open daily 9 a.m. - 5p.m. General admission: $20
  • Directions from Wilkes University
Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus
Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Summit Hiking Trail
  • Parks and Recreations Trail Info - Length: 1.3 miles one way
  • Difficulty: Extremely strenuous and difficult, long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure
  • Time: 45 minutes to ascend and 45 minutes to descend for fit hikers
  • Elevation: Elevation gain from trailhead is around 1,200 feet, summit elevation is 2704 feet
  • Map / Directions
Squaw Peak, Piestewa Summit Hiking Trail
  • Parks and Recreations Trail Info
  • Piestewa Summit Hiking Trail Map and Descriptions
  • Length: 1.2 miles
  • Elevation: 2,608 ft. - 1,400 ft. (hikers gain more than 1,200 feet in elevation on this trail)
  • Hiking trail only
  • Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous and Difficult. Long rocky segments with possible drops and exposure.
Old Town Scottsdale
Sedona, AZ
  • Start with scenery that makes your heart leap. Sedona nestles among a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot.
  • Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, visitors have instant access to recreational activities. Trails for hiking and biking, along with bouncy jeep tracks, weave among the bristling forest of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes. Yet, you’re never far from the indulgences of town.
  • Sedona Visitor's Guide
  • Things to Do in Sedona
  • Map / Directions
Heard Museum
  • Heard Museum Website
  • Your visit to the Heard Museum includes 12 exhibition galleries, free guided tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, a renowned café, a contemporary art gallery and trading-post style shopping, plus much more. (parking / directions from hotel)
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5:00 pm
  • Adult Admission $18, Students with college I.D. $7.50
Desert Botanical Garden
Worth Takeaway
Original Blue Adobe Grille

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