General Information

Programs
Programs are offered at both Greynolds and Arch Creek Park. For program options please refer to the School Packet below.

Field Trip Packet:
Click the link to view the onsite and outreach school programs we offer. School Packet

Reservations
Schedule field trips well in advance.  Please contact Arch Creek Naturalist staff at (305) 944-6111  or archcreek@miamidade.gov to make reservations.

Confirmation & Cancellations
A confirmation packet will be sent to you after you have contacted us with a field trip date.  (Don’t forget to send/fax in your registration form.) Please telephone immediately if you need to cancel a trip.

Group Sizes & Fee
Arch Creek Park has a maximum of 60 children per program. The entire program is offered at a fee of $6.00 per child. You may pay with cash, credit, or check, made payable to Miami-Dade County Parks.  All group programs require a $150 minimum.

Teachers & Chaperones
For participants 6 and older, we require that there be at least one adult chaperone for every 10 students.  There is no program fee for the required amount of chaperones (teachers, group leaders, or parents) adults over the required number will be charged.  Chaperones, not the naturalists, are responsible for the behavior, discipline, and safety of their groups, so be observant and safety conscious to prevent accidents from occurring.

Suggested Attire
Participants will be outside, so have them dress appropriately for the weather. Shorts, pants, closed-toed shoes and play clothes are recommended, because the students may get dirty during some of the activities. Make sure the students have sun protection and bug repellent. Water bottles are strongly recommended.

Individuals with Special Needs
Our park staff will make every effort to meet your group’s program needs. When making a reservation for your program, please inform the park staff of any special needs or considerations.

Lunch
Lunch tables will be provided for the group under a shelter. Participants need to bring their own lunch (there is no vending on site). All feeding of wildlife is prohibited. Please keep our park clean and litter-free for other visitors and park wildlife.

Park Manners
Loud noises keep animals in hiding and reduce your chances of seeing them. Therefore, be kind to the animals and plants at the park. Harassing wildlife is against the law and can harm the animals. Feeding the animals encourages them to be dependent on humans, which leads to increased chances of humans being bitten by that animal. Plants require their leaves to make food and their flowers to produce seeds so please do not pick leaves, flowers, or bark of the plants.



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