Chaperoning a Destination Education by Watermark Field Trip
Being a chaperone on your student’s field trip is a great way to connect with your child’s education and it’s also an important responsibility. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior and safety of the students in your group and you’ll help shape their learning experience. Please discuss specific responsibilities, behavior expectations and preparations with your student’s teacher. We have prepared this section to help ensure you have an enjoyable and successful chaperoning experience.
- We suggest riding on the bus with students to the field trip. If you must drive separately, DO NOT follow the bus. You’ll need to allow extra time to find parking so you arrive before the schoolbus. Find directions and parking information here.
- You must stay with your group at all times. Keeping a mindful eye of students while they are on our vessels and walking on the streets is especially important.
- Review the schedule for the day in advance.
- Cell phones are only to be used for emergencies. Please keep your phone on vibrate or silent.
- If your itinerary includes a visit to the Maryland State House or United States Naval Academy, a government issued Photo ID (driver’s license) will be required. No exceptions.
- Encourage your students’ exploration and engagement.
Chaperone Field Trip Planner
Download our Chaperone Field Trip Planner (opens as PDF) for additional information on how to best prepare for an enjoyable day.