2020-2021 Educator’s Resources

Connecting Students with Interactive Learning

Our staff is committed to making each field trip a memorable experience for your students. Be it Onsite at Burritt on the Mountain, Virtual or in your classroom, our guided educational tours reflect our commitment to quality education and are developed to meet Alabama Course of Study Standards as well as the National Education Standards.

Educational Programming Details

Burritt on the Mountain offers educational programming for your class in three formats:

  • Onsite Field Trips
  • Interactive Virtual Field Trips
  • Outreach Programs at your school​​​

We are happy to work with you to provide an exciting educational experience for your students that meets their education needs while following the health and safety guidelines of your school.

Onsite field trips can be arranged for your group of 12 or more, Tuesday through Friday of each week by making reservations at least two weeks in advance. Choose one of our themed field trips or work with Burritt educators to create a custom-designed field trip experience for your class. Check out our many offerings.

If your students are required to stay at school or are even attending school virtually, consider an interactive virtual field trip. Burritt educators have worked diligently to convert some of our most popular field trips to an interactive virtual format. All of our virtual field trips include live interaction between a Burritt educator and your students- not just videos. Many of these virtual field trips include hands-on activities or activities that you can do with your students before or after the program.

Would you prefer that Burritt educators come to you and your students? Many of our programs are now available as outreach programs. We are happy to come to you.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Burritt on the Mountain currently requires all in-person program participants to wear masks and to socially distance from Burritt staff members and volunteers. Any other additional health and safety requirements will be discussed when you are making your reservation. Please be prepared to discuss what health and safety measures are being followed in your class/school. Please be aware that any and all education programs may require modifications due to size of class, your school’s health and safety practices, or changes in best practices as decided by government and medical officials. If you don’t see your favorite field trip, we may have decided to not offer it this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please check with us. If conditions have changed, we may be able to offer it. If not, please consider trying a different field trip this year.

Cancellations must be made two weeks before the scheduled visit to avoid a 25% charge. Cancellations or rescheduling due to weather issues may be made if there are severe weather warnings the morning of, including: thunderstorms, tornado watches and warnings.

 

Educational Scholarship Fund

Financial assistance may be available for qualifying groups. Burritt on the Mountain’s Education Scholarship Fund can be utilized to assist with the cost of onsite and virtual field trips as well as outreach programs. Funds are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis for Title I and other qualifying schools and organizations in Alabama. Burritt on the Mountain’s Education Scholarship Fund may be used to cover the cost of field trip education programs. Education Scholarship Funds will NOT cover transportation costs, purchases in the welcome center or admission to the site for field trip participants to stay past the educational programming time.

Helpful Hints for a Great Trip

  • Remember to reserve your own transportation.
  • Students are invited to shop in Josie’s on the Mountain with a chaperone and in small groups.
  • Take your lunches to a designated onsite location upon arrival. Lunches should be packed in class coolers or containers.
  • Buses should drop off by the Welcome Center, then move the bus to the designated parking area.
  • Restrooms are on the outside of the Welcome Center.
  • The size of the group influences the length of the stay on site.
  • Instruct students to dress appropriately for the weather on the mountain, outside activities and creative projects.
  • Sturdy shoes for walking are encouraged.
  • Long socks or pants are encouraged when hiking on the trails.

Request Your Class Field Trip Today

Please fill out the Field Trip Request Form below to request a date and/or information for any field trip. A member of our education department will contact you to confirm your reservation and details. You can also download a copy of our request form and education menu here.

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