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Oct. 11, 2017 (Deadline Sep. 29) Bham: Sloss Furnaces Guided Tour and Iron Pour Art

Sloss Furnaces Guided Tour and Iron Pour Art

Where: 20 32nd Street North
                 Birmingham, 35222

When: October 11th 9:00am to 11:00am.  Please plan to arrive no later than 8:45 so that you can check in with me and we can start our tour promptly at 9:00. 

Details: The tour consists of an educational film and touring the site to learn about the raw ingredients, how the furnace worked, the importance of Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham’s iron and steel industry and what it was like to be a worker during production. Students experience the site by visiting the underground stock tunnel where the ingredients were loaded in the blast furnace, the blower engine room that dates back to the 1890s, and the base of the blast furnace to see where the molten hot iron flowed for 90 years. In addition to the tour mentioned above, students make their very own piece of cast iron art. Students etch their own design in a sand mold, see the film and tour the site. They complete their visit in our metal arts foundry to watch a live iron pour and see the molten hot iron flow into the mold they designed. Students take their cast iron art home the same day. A unique experience, allowing students to experience the sights, sounds and smells of iron casting. ****You do not have to do the iron pour if you do not want to. You can just attend the tour.****


***Please Note*** Our tour is right in the middle of October. The haunted house runs throughout this month, so there will be props and stuff related to the haunted house all over the site.

Deadline: September 29th 

Restrictions: Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required.  If you come not dressed appropriately, you will not be able to participate. 

Cost: The cost of the tour and iron pour is $17 per person participating.  If you choose to just do the tour is it $5.00 per person attending with one free parent per family.  ****All payments are due by September 29th. Your payment reserves your spot.****You can send payments to me via paypal jenbohan77@gmail.com. Please be sure to select sending payment to friends and family so that I won't be charged a fee.  Email me jenbohan77@gmail.com with how many participants and if they are doing tour and pour or just tour when you send your payment. 

There is a great Teacher Packet on their site if you want to do a little study before attending http://www.slossfurnaces.com/education/

If you have any questions please feel free to email me jenbohan77@gmail.com :) 

This is an Everest Academy Event, but open to all homeschoolers.  Please familiarize yourself with our field trip Participation Policy.    http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/search?q=field+trip+policy