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School Visit Rules and Expectations
Prioritize the safety and well-being of students at all times.
Familiarize yourself with the park before visiting or ask for direction upon your arrival.
Ensure an appropriate student-to-teacher ratio for the age group.
Teacher and chaperons are responsible for their student’s behavior at all times during their visit. Kivi Park expects the adult in charge to take necessary action if inappropriate behavior is observed.
Student must be always under the supervision of an adult during their visit. Teachers should not be leaving their group to do other activities for their own pleasure.
Respect Park Rules:
Familiarize yourself and your students with Kivi Park’s rules and regulations.
Encourage students to follow these rules, including those related to littering, noise, and wildlife.
Stay on Designated Paths:
Keep your group on marked trails and pathways to protect the park’s natural environment and to minimize the chances of getting lost.
Do not venture off-trail or create your own trail.
Leave No Trace:
Teach students the principle of “Leave No Trace” and promote responsible outdoor behavior.
Emphasize the importance of picking up litter and disposing of it properly.
Ensure to bring with you everything that you brought. (Pack in, Pack out)
Educate students about the important of observing wildlife from a distance and not feeding them.
At no time should a student or teacher disturb wildlife and their habitat. This includes but is not limited to capturing, touching, or petting wildlife.
Prepare for The Weather:
Ensure students are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.
Carry essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent as needed.
Teachers are responsible to monitor weather conditions and make the appropriate decision to cancel a visit if the weather becomes a hazard. Kivi Park has limited indoors space and may not be able to offer shelter for large groups.
Use Restrooms and Facilities:
Encourage students to use park facilities for restroom break. At no times should a visitor urinate or defecate anywhere other than desiccated restrooms.
Teachers and students are responsible to report any property damage to a Kivi Park Staff or Volunteer. Reporting should be done as soon as possible.
Stay Hydrated and Nourished:
Schedule Regular Breaks for hydration and snacks.
Currently, there is no running water on site at Kivi Park. Encourage students to bring more water than they anticipate consuming.
Utilize the park’s natural setting as a learning opportunity.
At no time should a lesson cause damage to the facility or the environment.
Respect Kivi Park Staff, Volunteers, and Other Visitors:
Teach students to be courteous to other park visitors.
Maintain reasonable noise level and avoid disrupting others.
Students and teachers are expected to be respectful towards Kivi Park Staff and Volunteers. At no time will verbal or physical abuse be tolerated. Kivi Park reserves the right to ask a student or group to leave if inappropriate behavior towards the above-mentioned individuals is observed.
Establish a clear communication plan with other teachers and chaperons in case of emergencies.
Carry first aid kits and know how to use its contents.
Teachers should have a plan in place in case a student goes missing.
Keep a list of your students and emergency contact information.
Take attendance regularly, especially when on the trails.
Lunch and Snacks:
Use designated picnic areas for lunch and snacks.
Ensure students clean up after themselves and avoid leaving food that may attract wildlife.
If more garbage is generated than the park’s bear proof garbage bins can handle, a teacher must advise a Kivi Park Staff or Volunteer.
By adhering to these rules and expectations, we can create a safe and educational experience for their students while respecting the natural beauty and integrity of Kivi Park.