Student Preparation

Be sure your students know:

  • The time and date of departure
  • Point of departure
  • Educational objective of the field trip
  • Necessary expenses
  • Lunch plan
  • Appropriate dress
  • Parental permission forms as required by the school
  • Rules (of teacher and of the park)
  • Field trip supplies (camera, notebook, pencils, art supplies, etc.)
  • Special assignments/worksheets
  • Available free time
  • Time they will return to school

Prepare your students for learning

Once you have explained the mechanics of the trip, prepare your students for an educational experience by using classroom activities relating to their learning activities at the state park. Park staff can help you design appropriate pre-trip activities, and may have activities for use in the classroom when you return. Click here for some ideas.