Gold Discovery

Accepting reservation requests July 1st.

Boy Studying River Elements

Have students enjoy and hands-on learning experience where they will practice the basics in panning for gold while learning about the history of California's Gold Rush that helped drive settlers to the hills. All supplies and materials are provided and everything is brought to your location (access to a power outlet is needed for our laptop and projector).

Learning History of Gold Discovery

Gold Discovery Program


Eureka! At your school, students will pan for gold and participate in a visual historical telling of the discovery of gold in California, its impacts on society and the environment.

  • 75 minutes
  • $205 for up to 35 students


Request Program


  1. Press Request Program button above to open the pdf form.
  2. Print and fill out the request form completely, including the Program Policies signature page.
  3. Mail, email, or fax your completed form, including a signed copy of the Program Policies to:

    Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Attn: Scheduling
    2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, CA 95608
    Fax: (916) 489-4983
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