Educational field trips to the District of Columbia can be an amazing experience for organizers, chaperons and students. All you need to do to be successful is have a well thought-out plan in place. The following is an excellent example.
1. Decide on the attractions you want to see during your Washington DC school trip. Do you want the bus to drive past the Capitol and White House? Will you make a stop at the National Museum of American History? Where will you stop for lunch? Contact all the locations you want to visit to make sure they are open on the day of the field trip. You should also ask for group rates of places that ask for admission.
2. Determine how many students might come on the Washington DC school trip. You will need that number to establish the amount of chaperones you will need.
3. Submit the necessary paperwork to the school authorities. Make sure that all activities are outlined. The more details you provide, the better your chances are to get approval. Be as persuasive as you can on your request forms.
4. Once your excursion has been approved find parents to chaperone during the trip.
5. Inform all the places you intend to visit about your plans. Give them approximate arrival times. Coordinate activities and plan meals.
6. You will need transportation to go on a Washington DC school trip. Contact local tour operators and find out which charter group delivers the best possible services. You want a company experienced in field trips, because dealing with a bunch of excited students is quite different than driving a bus of seniors around the city.
7. Hand out and collect permission slips. They should be returned at least 2 days before the trip.
8. Give the students a list of items they should bring on the trip. Answer any questions that may arise.
9. Enjoy your Washington DC school trip.