通过请告知我们Wednesday, September 19thif there are any additional students or adults coming. There is a maximum capacity to our hay wagons for safety and insurance reasons; if more participants arrive than we are expecting for your group, we likely cannot accommodate them safely and they will not be able to ride the hay wagon. Extra chaperones may not walk alongside the hay wagon or walk out to the fields. After the field program, additional parents may join the class in the Harvest Yard for the self-guided tour. Also, please note that we cannot accommodate younger siblings on our tours, so other childcare arrangements should be made.
We allow a maximum of 1 adult to 5 children for theFall Harvest Education Program(the head classroom teacher is not included in this ratio), any additional parents must wait in the barnyard for the self-guided tour. With over two decades of experience of leading farm education tours, we feel this is the best ratio to maximize the educational experience for the students.
If a school cancels its reservation 3 days (72 hours) after it has been sent the confirmation email from the farm registrar, the school will be responsible for 50% of the total program cost as a cancelation fee. When a school cancels its reservation, it is difficult for another school on our waiting list to have enough time to schedule the field trip, so we cannot offer exceptions to this policy.
All classes are at our Pumpkinseed Hill Farm at 120 Beardsley Road in Shelton (不在我们的圣诞树农场家园位置）。鼓励教师到打印school fall tour driving directions并给他们就行了当天的公交车司机。抵达后，您的小组将通过我们在学校门口游门农场教育家的欢迎。
请be sure to allow enough travel time to reach the farm for your scheduled appointment. Classes arriving late may miss the hay wagon tour. We suggest planning to arrive about 15 to 20 minutes early so we can take care of the bookkeeping details and so your class can get the full benefit of their reserved time on the farm.
Payment is required per school (not per class) on the first date the school visits the farm at the beginning of the tour. Payment by check is appreciated; unfortunately we are unable to accept credit cards. If you are paying by cash, please collect all the cash in one envelope and sort the bills so the registrar can quickly process your payment. Schools whose payment check isreceivedin the mail one week prior to their scheduled tour will receive one complimentary teacher's kit per school, including a variety of winter squashes, gourds, and corn with information about the harvest and suggested activities to enrich classroom learning.
我们的项目举行之外。学生和老师应该穿的衣服和鞋袜适合农场路径的户外活动的步行路程。该农场是一座小山上，它可能是大风。鼓励温暖的大衣和帽子。靴子还建议，尤其是对旅游团上午，当字段是湿重的露水。请分享我们How to Prepare for your Visithandout with your students and chaperones for more information on how to dress.
Teachers should not cancel due to rain. In rainy weather, the program is held inside one of our barns. Our hay wagons are covered, so we can still offer wagon rides on drizzly days. On days of severe weather, school programs may be canceled by the farm at no cost to the school.
Food and Beverage:
Snacks are allowed on designated grassy areas, outside the Pumpkin Yard. Please note that no food (except apples) or drinks are sold and that there are no picnic tables. We have a Carry In/Carry Out policy; schools must carry back all their refuse as we do not have sufficient trash capacity on the farm. We can recommend local parks for children’s lunches.