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Thank you for considering Landmark Park as your educational programming resource. Here you will find all the information needed to schedule a field trip to Landmark Park, where your students will participate in hands-on learning curriculum that correlates to the state standards.
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About Your Visit
During field trips, students will be guided through several hands–on education programs designed to enhance the learning experience. These education programs use history and the environment as a context of learning so students can apply the knowledge gained during Landmark Park programs back in the classroom and in their everyday lives.
Two picnic areas are available on the Park grounds for groups who choose to picnic. We also have The Barnyard Playground, a 15,000 sq. ft. custom designed playground, built with a barnyard theme.
Reservations are accepted beginning at 9:00 am on May 1, 2018 for programs offered between September 3, 2018 and May 10, 2019. Due to the popularity of our programming, teachers are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible. To start the reservation process, please fill out a reservation request form which can be found here. Please note your reservation is not complete until you have received your program confirmation letter and paid you deposit or signed a contract!
A deposit of 25% of your total program fee is due two weeks after you submit your program request form. For groups unable to submit a deposit, a contract is required. Groups who pay in full two business days prior to the program date will receive a 10% discount! The Education Department will not present programs to groups who have not paid their deposit or submitted a contract in lieu of a deposit.
If you have a special request or would like for our staff to emphasize a particular subject during your program, please write it in the “comments” section of your reservation request or email the Education Department. In order to better serve you, all program changes must be requested in writing and occur two weeks prior to the program.
Program requests can be submitted via email (email@example.com), fax 334-677-7229), or mail (ATTN: Education Department P.O. Box 6362 Dothan, AL 36302).
Landmark Park can accommodate field trips for various numbers of students. Our minimum number of students required for a program is 10 students with a maximum of 60 students. For larger groups, please contact the Education Department.
Parents and Chaperones
Parents and chaperones are welcome to attend certain programs. For those programs, your group will receive one free parent or chaperone for every 10 students attending. Additional parents or chaperones will pay the program fee. Prepaid and free parents and chaperones will receive a wrist band so our Gate Attendant will know not to charge them. Wristbands will be mailed the week prior to the program or may be picked up at the Park office with advance notice. Our Gate Attendant will not be responsible for distributing wristbands and will charge the program fee to any adult without a wristband. Because some teachers choose not to take advantage of this free benefit, it is the teacher’s responsibility to inform the Education Department staff if wristbands will be needed TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM DATE in order for them to be mailed on time. After that date, the teacher may schedule a time to pick up the wristbands at the Park office. Please note: if some of your parents prepay with your school, but your school does not prepay with the Park, there is usually a lot of confusion at our gate because we have no way of knowing which parents have paid and which ones haven’t! Please keep in touch with an Education Department staff member about how you plan on handling chaperones so they can advise you on the best option and eliminate extra stress and confusion on the day of your program.
Parents or chaperones who are Landmark Park members will still have to pay the program fee; free educational programs are not a membership benefit. Parents should not bring their own children, other than the student, to the program, especially if they are younger than the group they are accompanying. For programs in which parents and chaperones are not allowed, for example Living History, any parents or chaperones who do show up on the day of the program will be asked to leave. For these programs, we will bill the school for any additional parents who show up and the school will risk being asked not to come back to programming at Landmark Park.
The Park is often visited by several different school groups on the same day. In order to ensure we do not have any conflicting programs and have enough staff on site, we ask that all self-led groups make reservations two weeks prior to coming to the Park. Reservations may be made by filling out the Self-Led Group Reservation Request Form found here. Self-led groups do not require a deposit and only pay regular admission, which is $3 for students and $4 for adults. Groups that show up without a reservation will risk being turned away if it happens to be on a day when we cannot accommodate self-led groups. All self-led groups will receive a program confirmation letter via email from the Education Department and an orientation from a staff member upon your arrival. All self-led groups are expected to adhere to the Education Department’s policies.
We are currently working on matching our courses to the state standards of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. For a list of standards for each Field Class, Planetarium Program, or Seasonal Session, please contact the Education Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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