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How To Schedule a Field Trip (DCS Teachers)

1.  Check the WEEC calendar for "Open Session".  Pick a 1st choice date and a 2nd choice date
2.  Fill out the Field Trip Request Form
3.   Field trips are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.  You will receive a confirmation email from once your request has been processed.  A DCS bus will be scheduled for you.
4.  Your confirmation email will contain a link to the permission forms and planning materials needed for your trip.

Session Times
The general schedule is as follows: Field trips 9:00-11:00, High School Field Studies 1:30-3:30


Field Trips
Due to limited staff, teachers can only schedule one field trip per year.  Field Trips may be scheduled for half day (9:00-11:00) or whole day (9:00-1:00) by special request only.


Field Trip Confirmation
WEEC staff members will notify you ASAP by email and written notice of the date you are scheduled to visit, and will make the necessary bus arrangements. You may reconfirm your field trip date by checking the WEEC Calendar.


Safety and Liability

  1.       Please review the WEEC Safety Plan and Seating Charts prior to your visit. It is the teacher’s responsibility to assign each student a number before they can enter the classroom.
  2.       Please bring the seating chart you received and the two signed release forms per child to WEEC the day of the field trip.
  3.       If you have students who need special accommodations, please notify us at least one day prior to your visit so that we can make appropriate preparations. Please bring any pertinent medical information.


Group Size/Chaperones

Due to COVID-19 precautions, only 24 students are allowed per visit (1st semester).  No chaperones or other outside visitors are allowed at this time.


Name Tags
Each student should have a name tag with their assigned number printed on it.


General Info

Please remind your class not to touch or tap on the aquariums or chew gum or candy.  Before you leave the center we ask that your students help us put up any equipment we might use, and that you inspect the bathrooms to ensure that there are no problems!