Program Planner

Step 2: Getting Ready

Field Trip Preparation

Time required: 15 minutes to 2 hours

Review Safety First for information on:

Picking The Monitoring site, Leader's Set Up, page 4

Legal Responsibilities, Leader's Set Up, page 4

Safety Considerations, Leader's Set Up, page 5

Review Field Trip Activity Tips.

Plan the field trip with your participants

Review Gearing up and Playing it Safe, Information Files, page 9

Review the Data Sheets, Leader’s Guide, page 13-18

Use Consensus Decision-Making to determine responsibilities, Leader’s Set
Up, page 6

Review the Data Sheets, Leader’s Guide, page 13-18

Review the Data Sheets, Leader’s Guide, page 13-18

Additional equipment that is helpful

Field guides to plants and animals, binoculars

White plastic shallow containers, white ice cube trays and white ladles for looking at aquatic invertebrates

Bright-coloured flagging tape for flagging easily lost equipment

Step 3: The Big Event!

The Field Trip: Leaders Field Guide

Time required: 1 hour to 3 hours

Have a great day! With all the preparation work that was done in Steps 1-2, you and your group should be completely ready to assess your monitoring site.


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