Field Trip Scheduling Instructions-Alviso

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To schedule a field trip for your class, please read the instructions carefully to ensure that your registration form reaches the correct location in a timely manner.


Mail-in registration for Fall 2017 (October-December) will begin on August 16, 2017.

1.  Download the Registration Form (pdf) for Alviso.  If you require the form in another format, please call Genie Moore at 408-262-5513 ext. 100.

Please note: If you have downloaded this form in the past please refresh your web browser prior to opening this document. When you do download the document make sure it says “Fall 2017” at the top.

2.  You will be able to choose from a list of available dates and indicate your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choices on the form. Please make sure ALL these dates are good ones as availability is limited. 

3.  Classroom teachers new to the program are required to attend a FIELD TRIP WORKSHOP before participating in a field trip. It is strongly recommended that parent leaders and chaperones attend a FIELD TRIP WORKSHOP to learn how to lead the hands – on activities.

4.  Returning teachers are encouraged to attend with the parent leaders and chaperones.

5. Fall 2017 FIELD TRIP WORKSHOP dates for ALVISO will be:

Thursday, October 5          4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16     4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

*Please note: New teachers are asked to stay until 6:30 p.m. to learn how to plan your field trip and to review the Salt Marsh Manual: An Educator’s Guide. 

We highly recommend that Returning Teachers accompany Parent Leaders and Chaperones to a workshop prior to your field trip. 

6.  PLEASE NOTE! Completed field trip registration forms should be mailed or emailed to our office in the following manner only:

     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
     P.O. Box 411
     Alviso, CA, 95002
     WRFT Registration/ EE attn: Genie Moore

Email forms to genie_moore@fws.gov.

NOTE: We will contact you by your preferred method when we receive your application.

LOTTERY BASED SELECTION SYSTEM

• All forms must be received by  September 6, 2017.
• We will be using a random lottery system to assign available dates the week of September 11, 2017. 
• Remember that each field trip date can accommodate no more than 65 students (usually 2 classes). Each registration or school group form will be considered SEPARATELY for the lottery.
• Because of the lottery, it is possible that a school may not get all requested visits.
• Every effort will be made to accommodate your requests. However, we may need to offer alternative dates if we cannot assign you your preferred dates.
• You will be contacted about your field trip status the week of September 11, 2017.
• If your school is not selected to participate, we will create a wait list using our random lottery system. We will contact you if additional dates become available.
Details about spring 2018 registration will be posted on our website Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
 
Contact us at 408-262-5513 ext. 100 or at genie_moore@fws.gov for further information.