GA AQUARIUM FIELD TRIP FAQ

For Friday, April 24, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am chaperoning, what time should I be at the school?

At the very latest, please make sure that you are at the school by 8:40 AM. Earlier is always better! We will need time to give each of you your group and emergency contact information.


If I am chaperoning, should I drive or ride the bus?

It is up to you whether you want to drive or ride the bus. If you choose to drive, only your child may ride with you and we cannot cover parking fees. If you ride the bus, there will be plenty of room you will not have to pay for parking. You can choose what is most comfortable for you!


Can I send my child with money?

Money will NOT be needed for this trip.


Can I send my child with a camera?

Please do not send your child with any electronics.


What would be an appropriate LARGE snack to pack my child?

A pack of crackers, an Uncrustable, a large piece of fruit, etc... We will be eating our large snack at 10:00 AM as we get off the bus at the aquarium to keep us going until we return!


What is the itinerary?

We will be leaving the school at 9:00 AM tomorrow. Student groups will explore the aquarium with their chaperon from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. At 11:30 AM, we will all report to the dolphin exhibit to be seated for the dolphin show, which begins at noon. Once the dolphin show has ended, we will return to the bus for our return to school by 2 PM. Upon return, we will be eating our lunches and debriefing about our trip until dismissal.


What AKS does this trip address?

This trip addresses our science AKS regarding life cycles, as well as our social studies AKS regarding the regions and rivers of Georgia.


What should my child wear tomorrow?

Please make sure that your child is dressed comfortably and wearing good walking shoes. It is strongly discouraged to send your child in flip-flops as they can break easily. Also, if you have spirit wear or a class shirt, please have your child wear that tomorrow. If not, please send them in school colors (maroon or gold).