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Field Trips


Mineral City and AVCI field trips are resuming for the
2022-2023 school year.
Contact us today to learn more!

Thru MEEC, the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium

Approved EnviroBus Buck Transportation Grant Sites!
Thru MEEC, the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium

Both of our field trip locations are on the approved list for the 2022-2023 EnviroBus Buck Transportation Grant Program that provides grants for in-person field trips. They can help you pay for your buses!
Check out the MEEC website HERE for their on-line grant application.  Limited funds are available and the grant deadline is October 31, 2022.  Book now to be eligible for a transportation grant!
Grants ONLY cover transportation costs.  Program fees are the financial responsibility of the booking schools.


Mineral City

Welcome to the Old West.....Lewis Center style!  Mineral City, a simulated mining town, is located on the AAE Campus above the Mojave River.  Students have the opportunity to explore different aspects of our history through interactive experiences, hands-on activities, and most importantly, fun!

Apple Valley Center for Innovation  (AVCI)

The Apple Valley Center for Innovation, located on Thunderbird campus, provides students an opportunity to explore and experience a day of science and learning.  From hands on science activities for students of all ages to new cutting-edge space exploration, each program at the AVCI challenges young minds to explore the possibilities in science and technology. 

For more information, contact us at or call (760) 946-5414 ext: 276.