The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, with support from the National Park Foundation, provides an all-expense paid educational field trip for Yuma County's 3rd and 4th grade students to the Colorado River State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison and Yuma East Wetlands.

Yuma Live History Adventure field trips are created to provide 3,000 Yuma County 3rd and 4th grade students from October through April the experience of visiting Yuma’s two state historic parks and Yuma East Wetlands.  These field trip programs provide students with hands on STEM based learning experiences through an escape room like activity at the Yuma Territorial Prison where learning significant historical facts and dates as a team will help them “escape”, an adventurous hike through the Yuma East Wetlands exploring native and endangered plants and species, along with the history of the wetlands and how they can help preserve and restore the area, and lastly, a hands on field trip to the Colorado River State Historic Park where the students are grouped and tasked with building a siphon, dam, monitoring the weather and communicating through morse code. 


This program is currently funded through a grant and we want to continue offering these programs expense free.  We ask for your support to assist us in sustaining these educational field trips for our local youth.  


Each student cost $25.  That cost includes their travel and admission fees.  We have four support opportunities.

Support a student at $25

Support a class at $1000

Support a school at $2500

Or any amount in between.

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To Donate with a check, send to:

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
180 W. 1st Street, Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364