A field trip day is typically four hours, unless other arrangements have been made. Duration includes the length of one to two programs, site introduction, lunch, bathroom time and program wrap-up. Use of Forest Preserve District picnic facilities is included as part of your program permit.
Field trip programs are free for Will County schools. A fee of $2 per student applies to out-of-county schools. Payment is due 10 working days from the issuance of the program permit packet unless other arrangements are made.
Chaperones play an active role in programs. A ratio of one chaperone to 10 students applies for field trip programs. Chaperones are free of charge.
Field Trip Partner
Select field trips benefit from support from RiverWorks Discovery, a national outreach education effort that brings together industry, community leaders, museums, nature centers, educators and the public in recognition of the role rivers. A limited amount of bus reimbursements are available from RWD for select programs.
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