Information for Teachers

Reservations   Groups are encouraged to schedule as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of desired dates. After calling (800.995.4769) or e-mailing (natures@hiwaay.net) to check availability, reservations can be made at any time. The Reservation Form and deposit of $10 per person is required to complete the reservation. For groups with fewer than 40 participants, a minimum deposit of $400 is required.

Teacher's Guide   Once the Reservation Form and deposit payment are received, the Natureís Classroom Teacherís Guide will be mailed to the trip organizer. The Teacherís Guide contains all the information and forms needed to plan and prepare for a trip to Natureís Classroom.

Easy Payment Plan   A deposit of $10 per person is required to complete the reservation. For groups with fewer than 40 participants, a minimum deposit of $400 is required. After the deposit payment, 50% of the remaining balance is due September 1st for fall groups or February 1st for spring groups. Final payment of the remaining balance is due upon the groupís arrival at Natureís Classroom.

Teachers and Chaperones   For every 12 paying students, one adult (teacher, parent, or other chaperone) may attend free of charge. Additional adults may attend, but will be charged the same rate as students.

Scholarships   Natureís Classroom is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships available to students in financial need. For every 15 paying students, one full scholarship is available for a student who receives free/reduced lunch with the National School Lunch Program. Private school students receiving financial aid from the school also qualify. A letter from a school administrator is required to confirm eligibility for scholarships.

Snack Shop   Groups may choose to have Natureís Classroom open the snack shop at a scheduled time each afternoon during the program. Groups that choose snack shop may either have participants bring money for snacks or prepay for the whole group by building the cost into the overall cost of the program.

Gift Shop   Groups may choose to have Natureís Classroom open the gift shop at a scheduled time on the last day of the program. Groups that choose to have a gift shop time may either have participants bring money for gift shop items or prepay for a t-shirt (and/or other items) for the whole group.

P.O. Box 400 - Mentone, AL - 35984 - natures@hiwaay.net - (800) 995-4769