Two Interpreters will accompany each group on a field trip. Museum Interpreters are trained in Emergency First Aid and CPR and will have a first aid kit and cellular phone with them. One Interpreter will be 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 while teachers and chaperones are asked to help enforce these regulations. In discussion with the teacher, the Interpreters reserve the right to restrict access to areas or to cancel the field trip where field conditions or poor behaviour compromises the 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 are permitted on these trips
- Please respect and abide by the rules explained by the guides
Appropriate CLOTHING to be WORN
- Sturdy footwear – running shoes, hiking boots, etc. No sandals, Crocs or soft shoes as we will be walking on rocky beaches!
- Layered clothing – clothes can be removed or added as needed
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- Rain protection – teachers and interpreters may cancel the Beach Tour if necessary
For safety reasons, improperly prepared students and adults will be required to stay behind so be prepared!
Other items to take along:
- A water bottle
- An empty egg carton for mineral collecting
School groups should be accompanied by at least:
- One chaperone per 5 students Primary - Grade 6
- One chaperone per 6-8 students Grades 7-12
Adults may participate in all activities.