Frequently Asked Questions

Will we be hiking?  Yes!  We will have 2.5 days of day hikes and 2.5 days of more remote backpacking hikes.  

How many miles will they hike? Maximum 6 miles in a day.  

What time do we show up? The program begins at  2PM on Sunday and students can be picked up at 5PM on Friday.  When you arrive on Sunday there will be a parent meeting that will last approximately an hour.  On Friday, there will be a student presentation that will last approximately an hour.

What all do you provide?  We provide curriculum & instruction, transportation, food, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, cooking gear, science equipment, etc...  Basically the only thing we don't provide is clothing and boots. Rain gear and warm non cotton clothes are essential..  

What not to bring?  Guns, knives, pepper spray, and any other weapons.  

We also ask that students leave their cell phones for the following reasons:

1) We do not want them to get damaged.

2) We want students to stay connected with their peers and with the science.

3) There hardly any cell reception where we are going.

4) We are bringing expensive waterproof digital cameras to document the expedition and high tech GPS units so that staff can call out in an emergency.