What if my student needs accommodations?
Instructors at Fall in the Field have been trained to differentiate their lesson plans to accommodate students with all abilities. However, we do encourage teachers to notify instructors about any students’ unique needs as soon as possible once registered.
Measure 99 funding will cover a variety of student accommodations (wheel chair rentals, instructional aides, transportation, etc).
Every student belongs in the outdoors!
Please keep in mind, in certain locations such as the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument students will be hiking in rocky terrain with moderate elevation gains.
What if I need to cancel our trip? Will I be reimbursed?
The 2022 cancellation policy is still being finalized and approved by SOU. We will share the cancellation policy with registered teachers as soon as we are able. You will not be charged until you have agreed to the payment schedule and requirements as outlined in the final cancellation policy, and there is no penalty for canceling a reservation before the cancellation policy is made available.
Is there any financial aid to help teachers pay for costs associated with field trips?
Yes! Read about financial aid opportunities here
Who develops and presents the Fall in the Field Program?
Students of the Master of Science in Environmental Education Program at Southern Oregon University design and implement Fall in the Field as our final project. We spend the entire year developing a cohesive program to deliver to various groups. This year, students will take a closer look and find their nature nook . If you haven’t already, please visit our Meet The Instructors page to get to know the instructors you might be working with.
Will COVID-19 affect Fall in the Field 2022?
Currently, all programs are planned to take place in person. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow current state and local safety guidelines.
How many chaperones do I need to recruit for my class?
We ask that teachers recruit 1 chaperone for every 10 students attending a Fall in the Field program. When recruiting chaperones, please keep in mind that they will be expected to hike trails with moderate elevation gain. We kindly ask that pets and younger siblings of the students do not attend the field trip. This is to minimize the likelihood of distractions and safety issues.
We will require a list of chaperones and evidence that they have received background checks.
As a teacher, what is my role in Fall in the Field?
Instructors appreciate when teachers assist with classroom management and directions. However, the instructors will be responsible for implementing Fall in the Field lessons, not the teachers. Teachers play an important role in preparing students for their field experience and with follow up lessons upon their return to the classroom.
What facilities are available at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument?
Hobart Bluff has toilet facilities for users of the site. We will have a cooler of water, but there is no running water at the trailhead.
How long are the trips?
Trips at CSNM are from 9:30am-2pm. No overnight programs are available at Hobart Bluff. Please let us know if your arrival or departure times must differ from this schedule.
For programs at CSNM, do all participants need to bring their own food?
Yes; we will not be providing food for any of the participants at Hobart Bluff. Students, teachers, and chaperones should bring water, snacks, and lunch.
How much will it cost to attend a program at Cantrall Buckley?
The instructional fee for a day program at Cantrall Buckley County Park is $100 per class. Maximum class size is 50 students.
What facilities are available at Cantrall Buckley?
Cantrall Buckley Park offers multiple restroom facilities. The site offers a covered pavilion with picnic tables. We will have a cooler of water, but students should to arrive with full water bottles.
How long are the trips?
Trips to Cantrall Buckley Park are from 9:30am – 2pm. Please let us know if your arrival or departure times must differ from this anticipated schedule.
For programs at Cantrall Buckley Park, do all participants need to bring their own food?
Yes; we do not provide food for any of the participants. Students, teachers, and chaperones should bring water, snacks, and a lunch.
How much will it cost to attend the three day program at Cantrall Buckley?
Visit our prices page to calculate program costs or contact us with any concerns or further questions.
What facilities are available at the Cantrall Buckley Park?
Cantrall Buckley Park offers multiple restroom facilities. The site offers a covered pavilion with picnic tables. We will have a cooler of water, but students should to arrive with full water bottles. Meals will be provided starting with dinner on the first day.
A plan is in place to install yurts on the site and we anticipate that construction will be complete prior to the start of our programming.
Does my class qualify for Outdoor School Funding?
Outdoor School Funding (measure 99) will cover student accommodations (transportation, wheel chair rentals, instructional aides, etc). Every student belongs in the outdoors! Contact us with further inquiries.
Whose ancestral homeland is Cantrall Buckley located on?
Cantrall Buckley is the ancestral land of the Takelma tribe, the Cow Creek Umpqua tribe, the Confederated tribes of the Siletz and the Grand Ronde. We acknowledge with gratitude the ancestral lands upon which this site is located.