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Trip Dates Trip 1: Trip 2: Trip 3: Trip 4: May 25 –June 1 – 8 June 8 – 15 June 15 -22 Saturday - Saturday
While Traveling… • You MAY bring headphones and electronics. (We are not responsible and chaperones will collect upon arrival. ) • Meals are paid for…. except 1 st dinner (bring) • Movies on board PG 13 or below • Pillow, blanket, music, snacks, etc. • Limited snacks for bus ---see note later • Bathroom on board –use when you must.
What NOT to bring… • Anything not allowed by school rules. – Except items discussed or waived in this presentation. • Snacks for T. S. S. (animals). (NO GUM) • Pocket knives, mace, bear sprays, perfumes, hair driers, curling irons, skirts, etc. – Each field group leader carries bear spray
Cell Phone Policy • You may bring cell phones on the bus at your parent’s discretion. – We cannot be responsible for the phones – No cell phone calls should be made after departure…but you may text. – We have the right to take away the phone for any reason…mostly including disruptive texts/calls, bullying texts/calls, or any other reason.
Beware of Texts • “Nobody will talk to me. I am miserable. ” • “They won’t let us use the internet” • “The bathroom doesn’t work and urine sloshes all over the inside of the bus” • “The bus is on fire so we had to pull over”
We had sparks, parents thought this…
Cell Phone Policy at TSS • No electronics of any kind (except digital cameras) are allowed once we get to Teton Science School. • This rule includes even if you are “only using phone for a camera” • If found at TSS, it will be taken and not returned until back in Columbia.
What to bring… • Camera • Items to make travel enjoyable (for you and chaperones). • Books/magazines/cards/ games • Some reasonable money for gifts or snacks.
Clothing to bring… This can make your trip good or bad • Tennis shoes 2 pairs • Hiking boots (? ) • Warm socks (Socks should cover ankles while on hikes) • Warm jacket • Rain jacket (Pants if it is really raining) • Baseball cap • Gloves • Pants & Shorts • Sheets • • • Sleeping bag Pillow Full sized flat sheet & pillow Towel, washcloth, comb, toothbrush, soap, etc. Pencils Sunscreen & chapstick Sunglasses 1 Water Bottle 1 Liter and screw top Sandals for inside
Note About Bedding • Each student will have a non-porous mattress. By health code, you are required to bring the following: – Full sized flat sheet – Pillow case (even if bringing own pillow) • For comfort, please bring the following: – Blanket or sleeping bag for bed – Pillow for bus – Small blanket for bus if desired
Other Comments… • Label your clothing – it is clear that some didn’t pack themselves and don’t know what clothes they own. • E-mail if you have a question, need help, or need reassuring! (It may be an evening or early morning response. ) • TSS will supply a backpack so no need to buy one or break in a new one, a small pack for bus is useful though.
Home Contact • Students will not call home during the trip. – Causes additional home sick issues – Long lines for phone during free time • Technology permitting –the interns will post news from the trip every day. Our newsletters often come in late at night. • Students may mail letters home if they wish.
Homesickness • Parents are more homesick than the kids in most cases • 31 trips: phone calls make homesick kids more homesick. • Of course, you will hear from us if an issue arises.
Daily Pictures • It is our intention (internet providing) to upload daily photos from every group. • These photos can be found on our CPS Grand Tetons Facebook page. • If you are not a Facebook fan, consider becoming one for this week only then delete.
A Typical Day at Teton Science • • • Good Morning: 7: 00 a. m. Breakfast/Clean up 8: 00 a. m. Leave with Field Groups 9: 15 a. m. Lunch in Field Return From Field 4: 00 p. m. Free Time 4: 00 -6: 00 p. m. Dinner 6: 00 p. m. Evening Program 7: 15 p. m. In Cabins 9: 15 p. m. Good Night: 10: 00 p. m.
Assigned Room Example
Field Group Example
Our Field Curriculum • • • Fire & Ice Hiking Wildlife Tracking Hiking Research Day Canoeing… 100 degree rule Yellowstone Day
Yellowstone Day 6: 15 Breakfast and pack lunches 7: 15 Depart on our original buses. This day is run by the CPS Science Staff Students will ride the charter bus 2 hours up to Yellowstone and will spend the day in Yellowstone then Colter Bay, Grand Teton NP for a cookout.
Old Faithful Area
Old Faithful Inn
Gift Shop/Snack Alert! • We will allow students a little bit of time for gift shopping at the Old Faithful location. • We will allow them to purchase snacks also.
Colter Bay Cookout
Our Trip Nurses Betty Cramer –JMS Rachel Willenberg –Fairview
Medicines • There will be a medicine check in station on departure days. • EACH medicine needs a form filled out. We have those here tonight so you can save time on departure day.
More Medicine • On your health form you had the opportunity for us to administer certain over the counter medicines. • All prescription medication should remain in prescription bottles but please remove excess pills.
Even More Medicine • Prescription medication is to be turned in and administered by staff. – Exception: Inhalers are to be kept in hiking back pack – Exception: Epi pens should be carried with group. • Please review medicine times with your child.
You will flush the toilet We all live in a society and members of the society will flush the toilet for the enjoyment and benefit of the next person.
Seriously, flush the toilet…
Departure Day Parking • Buses will be in front along with about 80 cars. All other cars will be in the back. • You may go in the back doors and use the elevators or stairs. • Check in will be upstairs.
$5 Donation • On Departure day we are requesting a $5 donation for us to buy gifts for the Teton Science School staff and a donation to the Teton/Yellowstone Foundation. • They make our trip wonderful.
Most Important Information… • Allow yourself to learn new things. • Always be respectful. • Always be appreciative…few students ever get this opportunity. • Prepare to be tired…you have all summer to relax.
OUR PROMISE Every student and adult will be treated with respect so that every single person leaves here with an amazing experience. BE NICE!
Enough Already…. Let’s Go! DEPARTURE Arrive at Central Office 3: 00 p. m. 1818 Worley St. ARRIVAL back to Columbia 10: 00 a. m. (+ or – 2 hours) The next Saturday
Departure Day Procedures • Anybody not on central office property by 3: 30 may be considered a no-show. Don’t miss your bus! • Departure is 4: 00 p. m. • NOTE: Yellowstone and Backcountry departure times are different this year.
Packing • One bag/suitcase for under the bus (not accessible) • One small bag, pillow, blanket for on bus with all leisure items, snacks, etc. Bring jacket on bus as it will get much cooler as we travel to Wyoming. • Don’t forget to bring your sack dinner.
Snacks • You can bring ONE ziplock bag of snacks with their name written in marker on bag. • For bus mess purposes please do not bring: – Tiny candies such as Nerds/Pixy Sticks – Snacks that spoil • Students will be allowed to buy one snack and one drink at some gas station stops.
Electronics • You can bring ONE ziplock bag of electronics with their name written in marker on bag. • There may be working outlets on the bus but we are never sure. • Portable chargers for charging electronics on the bus can be useful.
TETON SHIRT DAY IS TOMORROW! (Wednesday)