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Teachers, Homeschool Parents.......Here are some field trip options that we offer at Oak Mountain State Park. Call to speak with the Naturalist at 205-620-2520 or email her at OakMountain.Naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to schedule a field trip. Field trips can be booked a year in advance and dates fill quickly. Summer field trips are very limited due to summer camps that take place at the park.

Field Trip Brochure (pdf)

Option 1 - For small groups (less than 75 children) - 4 hours

9:00

Arrive

9:05 - 9:50

Program #1

9:55 - 10:40

Program #2

10:45 - 11:30

Lunch/Bathroom

11:35 - 12:20

Program #3

12:25 - 1:00

Program #4

1:00

Leave

 Option 2 - For large groups (over 75 children) - 4 or 5 hours

9:00

Arrive

9:15 - 10:10

Tour of Treetop Nature Trail or

Tour of Petting Farm

10:10 - 10:30

Restroom Break

10:30 - 11:15

Group 1 (program)

Group 2 (scavenger hunt/hike)

11:15 - 11:30

Wash Hands/Restroom

11:30 - 12:15

Lunch

12:15 - 1:00

Group 2 (program)

Group 1 (scavenger hunt/hike)

1:00 - 2:00

Field Games (5 hour trip) or

Leave (4 hour trip)

2:00

Leave

 


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