During the By the Great Horn Spoon! program, Ocean Institute instructors take on the role of authentic characters from the Gold Rush, creating a realistic experience for your class. As students become immersed in the experience, they explore the challenges faced by Forty-Niners and how lessons learned in the past relate to our lives today. This program utilizes the book of the same title as a basis for students to explore the life and times of a sailor-turned-forty-niner during the California Gold Rush. During the two days spent in this program, students will have the opportunity to explore the lives of sailors through dockside activities and a sail on our schooner, The Spirit of Dana Point. In the evening, students head to the Lazy W to meet the Camp Boss and get a taste of what a forty-niner’s life may have been like once they reached the gold fields.