Safety Tips for Field Trips and Museum Visits

Two Interpreters or Museum Volunteers will accompany each group on a field trip. Museum Interpreters are trained in Emergency First Aid and CPR, and will have first aid kits and a cellular phone with them. One interpreter should stay at the front and one at the back of the group.

Before leaving, Interpreters will advise the front desk staff of tour location, departure time and expected return time in writing. If the group cannot return at the specified time, the Interpreters will contact the museum.

Upon arriving at the site, the Interpreters will review all safety regulations with the group; teachers and chaperons are asked to help enforce these regulations. The Education Officer, in discussion with the teacher, reserves the right to restrict access to areas or to cancel the field trip where field conditions or poor behaviour compromises students' safety.

Safety Rules for Field Trips

No climbing up or on the cliffs.
Students are required to remain at least one bus length from the cliffs.
No throwing rocks.
No hammers.
Please respect and abide by the rules explained by the guides.

Appropriate clothing to be worn

  • Sturdy footwear - running shoes, hiking boots, etc.
  • No sandles, Crocs or soft shoes - we will be walking on rocky beaches!
  • Layered clothing - clothes can be removed or added as needed
  • Sun screen and insect repellent
  • Rain protection (Teacher and interpreters may cancelled field trip if necessary)

Safety equipment may be required. This will be provided by the museum. For your protection, the museum sanitizes this equipment before each use.

Other items to take along
A plastic water bottle (optional). An empty egg carton for mineral collecting. (NOTE: NO hammers are permitted on these trips.)

For safety reasons, improperly prepared students and adults will be required to stay behind. Be prepared!

Chaperones

School groups should be accompanied by at least
(1) chaperone per 5 students in the elementary grades and
(1) one chaperone for 6-8 students grade 8 and up.
Adults may participate in all activities.