Environmental Education Field Trips
Given school closures and the cancellation of group events, FOSC field trip planning is currently on hold. If you are interested in environmental education resources or scheduling a field trip for the next school year, please contact us here.
Our 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.
Field Trip Logistics
Do we need to sign any waivers?
All students must complete a FOSC and City of Oakland waiver (English/Español). All minors need a parental signature on both forms.
Is there a fee for field trips with FOSC?
We request a sliding scale fee of $5-$10 per student to cover staff time and materials. The fee is waived for underserved schools as FOSC seeks grant funding for these schools.
How soon should I book my field trip?
Programs must be scheduled at least 3-weeks in advance.
Do we need to have chaperones available?
Groups must have a one to ten, chaperone:student ratio
How can we get to the field trip location?
Many locations are accesible by AC Transit, but we recommend bus or carpool for programs above Highway 13.
Can students bring food and snack on their trip?
Groups are invited to bring their lunches and eat picnic-style on site before or after the trip. Field trips will include breaks as requested by the group.
Book Your Field Trip
Take a look at our Field Trip Planning Page to see the variety of programs we offer.
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.