Science & Safety | Joint LSP/BEC Field Trip

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Status: 0/1 Registered

 


Trip Details

ABOUT: Coppell Life Safety Park and Biodiversity Education Center are proud to offer joint field trip opportunities for larger groups (up to 120 students)! While one group of up to 60 students visits Life Safety Park for the two hour session, another group of 60 students will participate in Biodiversity Education Center programming at the same time. After a break for lunch, groups will then switch facilities for the afternoon session. Please note that these are two separate facilities: transportation will be required between sites!


Your visit to LSP will include an educational safety lesson, with topic determined by grade level, as well as hands-on time relevant to the safety topic. Your visit to the BEC will include a naturalist education program, hike, and/or game of your choice. Details on available topics are below.


REGISTRATION INFO: This registration slot is open to any Coppell ISD K-5 teacher, educator, or school administrator. Private/Charter schools, daycares, and homeschools in Coppell and the surrounding area are also welcomed to register for a small fee.


If you are interested in this experience, please read all information below and then continue by clicking the 'Register' button near the bottom of the page to complete the request form. You will not need to contact the BEC to make separate arrangements; however, non-CISD groups will need to coordinate payment with BEC staff after submitting the request. Details below.


Should you be interested in only a Life Safety Park study trip, please go back to the event listings and select a 'K-12 Study Trip: LSP Only' course.


BEC-only programming can be requested by visiting http://www.coppelltx.gov/bec.


COST:

Coppell-ISD groups: FREE!

Non-CISD groups: $90 for up to 60 students | $180 for up to 120 students**

**Once registered, you will be sent a separate link to confirm payment. Please note that payment must be received within 2 weeks of the program request receipt or at least 4 weeks prior to the program date, whichever is sooner. Payments are non-refundable and the requested date may not be changed or rescheduled. If you need assistance at any time during the process, email bec@coppelltx.gov or call 972-304-3581.


SCHEDULE: Joint study trips are offered for full-day sessions (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM). Please see the schedule example below:


AM Session

(9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

'Switch'

(11:15 AM - 11:45 AM)

PM Session

(12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

LSP Group 1 (60 students) Lunch @ BEC (all 120) Group 2 (60 students)
BEC Group 2 (60 students) Lunch (all 120) Group 1 (60 students)


LUNCH: You are responsible for providing lunch to your group. Life Safety Park and the Biodiversity Education Center will not be responsible for providing or facilitating meals. You are welcomed to bring a sack or picnic lunch to eat onsite at one of the BEC's offerings; otherwise, there are other sit-down restaurants and park/picnic areas nearby.


MAXIMUM STUDENT CAPACITY PER TRIP: 120 (no exceptions)

Note: This means up to 60 students at the Life Safety Park, and 60 students at the Biodiversity Education Center.


CHAPERONE TO STUDENT RATIO REQUIREMENTS:

Kindergarten - 1 : 2

1st Grade - 1 : 4

2nd Grade - 1 : 6

3rd Grade - 1 : 4

4th Grade - 1 : 10

5th Grade - 1 : 10

If you anticipate not meeting this requirement, please give us a call to find a solution!


OTHER THINGS TO KNOW:

  • ISD parents/chaperones must check in at school first, and visibly wear the issued sticker badge
  • Non-ISD parents/chaperones must bring a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class time
  • Students & chaperones must wear closed-toed shoes
  • Candid photos may be taken
  • Child siblings not allowed

Available Topics

LIFE SAFETY PARK TOPICS: Topics are set by grade level as follows:

Kindergarten: Basic Emergency Safety (w/ jeeps)**

1st Grade: Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety (w/ jeeps)**

2nd Grade: Jr. Fire Academy: Fire and Burn Prevention

3rd Grade: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety (w/ bikes)**

4th Grade: Severe Weather and Emergency Preparedness

5th Grade: General Home and Life Safety

Mixed Grades/Ages: Home Fire Safety


Teachers will have the chance to specify grade level during the registration questionnaire.


**Notes Regarding Jeep/Bike Programs:

  • For safety, we do not allow jeeps or bikes to be operated in the rain. We will be in touch before your visit should the forecast look threatening.
  • Jeep/Bike driving time may be shortened to allow all students in larger groups/classes to be able to drive the jeeps/bikes.
  • Teacher and chaperone assistance in making activity group switches quick and efficient is extremely appreciated!
  • All jeep drivers must be between 40-50 inches tall to ensure proper seatbelt fitment.
  • All bike riders must be at least 40 inches tall to ride; Bike sizes may not be appropriate for all children and/or abilities.


BEC PROGRAMS: Include an educational program, adventure hike, and/or game of your choice, selected during registration. Detailed information is available within the registration form, and can also be found by visiting the BEC website. Your selected programming will be modified to suit your grade level.


How to Register

When available, registration for this class is open through 8/30/2022 Central Time (US & Canada).


Please read all information and class details before registering.


After clicking the button below, you will be prompted to login to your Learning Stream (formerly ABC Signup) account, or create a new account. If you need assistance with this, please see the help guide below or get in touch with us.


PAYMENT:

Coppell-ISD groups: FREE!

Non-CISD groups: $90 for up to 60 students | $180 for up to 120 students**

**Once registered, you will be sent a separate link to confirm payment. Please note that payment must be received within 2 weeks of the program request receipt or at least 4 weeks prior to the program date, whichever is sooner. Payments are non-refundable and the requested program date may not be changed or rescheduled. If you need assistance at any time during the process, email bec@coppelltx.gov or call 972-304-3581. Your field trip is only confirmed once payment has been received.


Need help registering? Check out this Teacher Registration Guide!


Accessibility Notice

The City of Coppell acknowledges its responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Thus, in order to assist individuals with disabilities who require special services (i.e. sign interpretative services, alternative audio/visual devices, and amanuenses) for participation in or access to the City of Coppell sponsored public programs, services, and/or meetings, the City requests that individuals make requests for these services seventy-two (72) hours – three (3) business days ahead of the scheduled program, service, and/or meeting. To make arrangements, contact Kori Allen, ADA Coordinator, or other designated official at (972) 462-0022, or (TDD 1-800-RELAY, TX 1-800-735-2989).


Location(s)

Multiple Locations: LSP & BEC




LIFE SAFETY PARK

820 S. Coppell Rd.

Coppell, TX 75019


DIRECTIONS:

Click here for directions


MAP:


PARKING INFORMATION:

Bus parking can be found off of S. Coppell Rd. on the west side of the facility. Please access the double-door main entrance. Please see the map link below:

Click here to open LSP Bus Parking Map (pdf)




BIODIVERSITY EDUCATION CENTER

367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell, TX 75019


DIRECTIONS:

Click here for directions


MAP:


PARKING INFORMATION:

Bus parking can be found in the Wagon Wheel parking lot on the west side of the facility. Please use the sidewalk trails and signage, beginning by the batting cages, to access the main entrance. Please see the map link below:

Click here to open BEC Map (pdf)


About LSP

Coppell Life Safety Park
820 S. Coppell Rd.
Coppell, TX 75019
P: (972) 462-5371
LSP@coppelltx.gov
www.LifeSafetyPark.org


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