Prepare for your Program

Thank you for your interest in our youth education programs!

  • If you're coming on a field trip, be sure to check out day-of need-to-know info in our Field Trip Tips!
  • If you have suggestions for other materials or resources to include on this page, please do let us know!

How to prepare students for a successful program

Correlate Concepts: Research shows students learn the most on field trips when they can connect concepts covered to their classroom learning. Check out the resources on our website for ideas on related pre and post trip lessons. Let us know if there are particular vocab words, concepts or skills we can help reinforce.

Orient students to CBWCD: Research also shows students gain more from field trips if they know where they are going and what to expect. Tell students about what they will be doing. Consider giving them a sneak peek with our online campus tour

Review behavior expectations:  CBWCD staff will provide the instruction, but will rely on you and your volunteers to assist students and handle discipline. Please let us know if your students have special needs and how we can help ensure they have a successful program.

After the program

Tell us how we did by completing an evaluation survey (coming soon!)

Keep Learning! Check out our Supplementary Lessons for related activities and ideas.

Enter your students in our Poster and Infographic Contest.

Questions? Community Programs Team