Before the outing, the logistics of the field trip have to be worked out including selecting the day, estimating the cost and the number of parent volunteers needed for the trip. The Fullerton Arboretum has a special program for third grade students that cover some of their physical science standards. So, therefore, it would be beneficial to check with the Arboretum staff about their education programs before deciding on the time and day of the outing. For this outing:
- Send a letter to the parents providing details of the fieldtrip.
- Attach a parent volunteer form asking them to respond at the earliest so that you have an idea of how many parents are ready to chaparone for the trip.
- Attach permission slips with deadlines.