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Where do I start?

If you have never taken students outside there are a number of things to consider. You may want to start with checking for outdoor clubs in your area that may voluteer time in order to go with you. This is a great resource. Remember that volunteers will likely need a criminal record check to work with youth in your district.


What should I do first?

Bringing an outdoor experience into the classroom first is a good step in getting students out of their comfort zone. You will get to know how they react to new activities.


I have never taken my class on an outdoor excursion, is it safe?

While all trips have some degree of risk associated with them, with the proper preparation those risks can be minimized. Using our simple checklist can keep you organized and help decrease the chance of missing important safety steps.


I am not sure where to go with my class first?

Choosing your first trip with your class is important. Make it a simple excursion with minimal walking and close to campus. This will ensure you get to know how your students will react in an alternate setting that is close to help if necessary.


I am only going for a short trip, do I still need all the safety gear with me?

Although it may seem like a hastle to bring all the gear with you, it is important that you maintain the same level of safety during all excursions. This creates a routine that you use for all your trips, be it a 1hr trip close to campus or a full day in the backcountry.

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