Environmental Education Field Trips
FOSC's field trip programs consist of hands-on stewardship projects, environmental education lessons and classroom presentations.
Lessons are tailored for elementary to college level students, and are led by our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff.
We encourage you to schedule early as our programs fill up fast.
Field Trip Logistics
We request a sliding scale fee of $5-$10 per student per field trip or classroom presentation to cover staff time and materials. Please bring your check on the day of the trip. This fee is waived for underserved schools as FOSC seeks grant funding to provide these field trips free of charge.
Programs must be scheduled at least one month in advance.
Please arrange for one chaperone per ten students.
Programs below Highway 13 are accessible by AC Transit lines, but we recommend bus or carpool for programs above Highway 13.
If the field trip is in a public park or open space, groups are invited to bring their lunches and eat picnic-style on site before or after the trip.
To plan your field trip, please visit our Field Trip Planning Page.
We are now booking field trips for October 2019 to June 2020
In addition to field trips, high school students can also participate in FOSC’s public volunteer programs—ideal opportunities to earn community service credits.
Some public programs are also appropriate for younger students (please see program descriptions) if they are accompanied by an adult.
For more information on volunteering, check out our Event Calendar.