For Families & Leisure
Destination Education by Watermark Field Trips: Advice for Parents
Is your child taking a Destination Education by Watermark field trip? Your student’s teacher will prepare the class for their student trip to Annapolis or Baltimore. We do have some tips to help parents get ready their child for a Watermark field trip:
- Students should dress for the weather. Our walking tours are both outdoors and indoors. Our cruises are on vessels with enclosed lower decks that may or not be climate controlled and open air top decks. It’s very important your child is appropriately dressed for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Students should pack light. Especially on walking tours, students should not be weighed down by bringing unnecessary items.
- Classroom rules still apply! A field trip is an extension of the classroom.
- Cell phones should be turned off. Photo opportunities are announced by the tour guide.
- Safety: Our vessels are Coast Guard certified and inspected. All of our vessels are equipped with safety equipment including life jackets. Students do not need their own life jacket.
- We take your child's privacy very seriously. We do not provide information about a school's itinerary to anyone other than the teacher or school administrator.
- Ask your child about their field trip including what they are excited about seeing, what did they learn, what was their most favorite part and how it connects to what they've studied in the classroom.
- Chaperones should visit our Chaperone’s section.
Are you a family interested in the field trips we offer? We recommend taking one of our public tours or cruises. Please visit AnnapolisTours.com to learn more about our walking tours in Annapolis and CruisesOnTheBay.com for information on our cruises of the Annapolis Harbor and Baltimore Inner Harbor. Private group tours are available anytime.