Group Size, Chaperones and Instructors
To provide the most effective outdoor experience, large classes are divided into smaller groups. The recommended field party size is 12 students, and the maximum allowed is 15 students. For Marvelous Maples, the recommended size is 10 students and the maximum is 12 students. There must be at least two adults (chaperones or teachers) provided by the school for each group of students. Adults must be dressed for the trail, and come prepared to participate fully in all activities and to assist the instructor with simple tasks when requested to do so. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the discipline of the group. Five Rivers instructors include Center staff and docents who have been trained by Center staff in environmental education content and methods, and in specific learning outcomes associated with the lesson.
Before and After the Lesson
• Preparing for Your Visit • On the Day of Your Visit • Your group is cordially invited to make use of Five Rivers' other amenities (interpreted nature trails, Visitor Center exhibits, picnic area and rest rooms) before or after your lesson.