General Information About Field Trips
There are program options available for everyone at the Center for Wildlife Education. The options offered are the Fledglings, the Wild about Wildlife, the Native Habitats & Wildlife, and the Wildlife Connections – Past, Present & Future.
The Fledglings field trip is a one hour program designed specifically for Pre-K (ages 4-5). The Wild about Wildlife is also a one-hour program but the program content is designed for Kindergarten through College, however, this program can also be tailored for adult groups and organizations. The Native Habitat & Wildlife field trip is the most popular option for teachers. It is a two and a half hour program with multiple rotations for Kindergarten through College. The Wildlife Connection- Past, Present & Future is strictly for adults and is presented by the Wildlife Center’s director, Steve Hein. For more in depth information please click on the links below.
All field trip programs are by reservation only and must be made at least a week in advance. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for an exciting and educational outdoor experience. Indoor accommodations MAY be available in the event of inclement weather during your field trip. Restrooms, water fountains, and vending machines are available on site. Picnics & sack lunches are welcome. Use of the Ecology Pavilion for your lunch group must be requested and reserved, but at no extra charge. If you would like to have your lunch catered by GSU Catering please contact them directly at 912-478-8681.
It is very important that you arrive on time. Be aware that the preferred time of your field trip is your start time, not your arrival time. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the time you have chosen to start your field trip. If you are late it may be necessary to eliminate a rotation or shorten the time of your field trip to accommodate your trip back to school and our staffing needs. Please take your travel time into consideration when scheduling your field trip.
NEW POLICIES THIS YEAR:
- One teacher/chaperone per 10 students is now required. Parents can be used as chaperones.
- Teachers are now able to choose the educational content for the Wild about Wildlife and Native Habitats and Wildlife field trips.
- The second Monday of each month is reserved for Home School field trip groups. More info to come.
Before registering please check the field trip calendar below for available dates. Days that are unavailable are indicated by the word “busy”. Monday’s are for Fledglings (Pre-K) and Home School groups only.
Click on the link below to register online. If you cannot register online contact Casey Corbett at firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. If you have any questions please call 912-478-0831.
WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE REGISTRATION
NATIVE HABITAT & WILDLIFE REGISTRATION
WILDLIFE CONNECTIONS REGISTRATION
HOME SCHOOL REGISTRATION (Coming Soon)
Prepare your students so they will get the most out of their visit.
Download one of the pre-activity forms by clicking on the Pre-Activity Education Sheets button.
If your students are unable to visit Freedom’s General Store consider purchasing a $2 or $5
gift bag. For more information and an order form click on the School Gift Bags button.