The Estuary Study Program and site can accommodate two classes simultaneously as long as they do not exceed a total number of 50 students.
All of the field trip activities and on-site equipment have been designed to accommodate study groups of one leader and a maximum of seven students. Therefore, it is essential that enough leaders are recruited and trained to insure a quality experience.
Leadership Training and Adult Volunteers
Classroom teachers are responsible for recruiting a minimum of one adult volunteer or teacher for every seven students attending the program. Leadership training is essential in conducting a quality field experience.
Teachers along with adult volunteers must attend the "Leadership Training Workshop" before a class will be able to confirm a field trip. This workshop is provided free of charge and will familiarize teachers and adult volunteers with the reserve and their roles in the on-site instructional activities.
Half-day workshops will be scheduled at the reserve as needed.
South Slough Program Staff
An on-site coordinator will work closely with each class participating in the Estuary Study Program. The coordinator will ship preparatory materials, meet your bus on-site, assist you, your adult volunteer leaders, and your class throughout the day, and coordinate the field trip activities.