Classrooms in the Field

Classrooms in the Field are hands-on field experiences for students from kindergarten to college. Our outdoor programs are tailored to meet the needs of teachers and students alike, actively involving students in the learning process and introducing students to many facets of ecology and scientific research, while meeting state core curriculum standards.

Field Trip Details:
- Programs are offered Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays
- Programs are 2-4 hours long between the times of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Arrival and departure time is determined by the school.
- Cost is $3 per student.
One adult (teacher or chaperone) is admitted free of charge for every 10 students. Additional chaperones are charged the same amount as the students. 
- Minimum of 10 students or $30 is required to book a program.  At this time, we can accommodate groups of up to 50 students in one day.
- Students will be divided into trail groups of 10-15 students and rotate between activities.
- All programs occur outdoors.  Students should be dressed for outdoor exploration.  Closed-toe shoes are required.  In the event of unsafe weather, teachers may reschedule or choose indoor activities.
- We challenge each class to pack a No Waste Lunch.  Teachers may choose to enter the No Waste Lunch Challenge and have the class lunch waste be weighed during the field trip.
- Bus scholarships are available through the Friends of Jug Bay.  Please submit a letter of request including a cost estimate with your completed Classrooms in the Field Application.  Scholarships will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until funds are exhausted.

How to Apply:
- Review the program descriptions for elementary school programs and middle and high school programs students.
- Complete the 2017 Spring Classrooms in the Field Application and submit to rpvita23@aacounty.org.
- Staff will contact you to discuss program details.  A confirmation packet will be emailed after the date is confirmed.

We welcome public, private, homeschool, and other education groups.  All are invited to apply using the Classrooms in the Field Application above.

Private groups (scouts, daycares, youth groups, etc.) wanting to schedule a guided program should complete and submit a Group Program Request Form

Has your school considered becoming a Maryland Green School? Green Schools employ a holistic, integrated approach to authentic learning that incorporates local environmental issue investigation and professional development with environmental best management practices and community stewardship. As a Green Center, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  can advise and assist schools with the Green Schools application process.